five things

carlsbad 5000 2013

i was recently tagged in a five things you may not know about me post by penny pincher fashion. i feel like i am an open book so i kind of struggled with what else to share?!? but here we go:

1. i have ALWAYS said that the only time you would ever see me running is if someone were chasing me. but this past weekend, i  ran the carlsbad 5000. i walked it once right out of high school but this time i tried to jog the whole time. i ended up taking a few walk breaks but i still feel good about my 10:11 minute miles. it’s kind of addicting.

2. i’ve had grey hair since i was 21 years old. and it sucks. i now have to go in to get my roots touched up every four weeks. but i’m pretty sure i complain about that every four weeks. =)

3. i’ve got unexplained “pitting edema” in one leg that comes and goes randomly. it was pretty scary when i looked down one day and my ankle had swelled like twice it’s size and when you pushed on it, the skin would not pop back out. my ankle literally looked like silly putty that you had poked a finger into. after seeing several specialists, cardiologists and physical therapists…i still have no answers. thankfully it has not happened nearly as bad in a few years but i still worry non-stop that i have some undiagnosed heart condition!

4. i am still best friends with my “clique” from high school. there are six of us who still keep in touch to this day. our twenty year reunion is this year and we still haven’t decided if we are going or not. we missed our ten year so kinda thinking maybe we should go this time?!?

5. i haven’t drank milk since i was like four years old (similar to PPF). when i was little, i put a cup of milk under the bathroom sink (no idea why) and when i pulled it out who knows how long later and smelled it (again, no idea why)…i never drank it again. not even in cereal. i also went through a period when i couldn’t eat yogurt because i saw the “contains live and active cultures” stamp on the side of it. but i will eat ice cream ALL.DAY.LONG.

i am supposed to tag five people to share their “five things” but instead, i will leave it open for anyone to participate. feel free to leave a link in the comments and i will stop by and check it out! =)

11 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Kimberly
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 4:29 am

    LOVE these, although I think I already knew all of them except for the milk one…we are even more alike than I thought! 🙂


  2. Amy
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 5:51 am

    Thanks for sharing your 5 things!

    xx Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  3. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    Awwww that’s great sharing there Jenn…..more power with your endeavors!!!


  4. Tanya
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    Now it’s time to sign up for another 5K while you are basking in the afterglow. Stepping out of your comfort zone can be empowering. Congrats, Jenn!

  5. Amy Shaughnessy
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    I have also said that I will only run if I’m being chased. So if you see me running, call the cops because someone is after me. I detest milk. It is so gross. I’ll gladly eat some ice cream to get my required calcium.


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  6. Emma Finlayson
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Thanks for sharing, Jenn!

  7. Jyoti from Style Delights
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    LOL, I picked up running very late myself! I was never a runner, but in 2009 I participated (and finished) Shamrock shuffle 8K in Chicago! Such a feeling!!
    With your sweet nature that comes out in your blog, and this pretty smile, I can easily imagine you still being friends with old pals!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  8. Alyssa
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    So glad I am not alone in my gray hair struggles! Nothing makes you feel older than getting gray hair while you’re in college…thank god for hair dye!



  9. Pam
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    I have trouble with yogurt to this day for the same reason!

  10. Alice at Happiness at Mid Life
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    Congrats on your running your 5K! I feel your pain on pesky grey hair, I have had them since high school! Since I hard dark hair, they show really quickly and it drives me nuts.


  11. Sam@Thrive 360 Living
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    I don’t know how I missed this awesome post! And no I’m not just saying it’s awesome because I’m in one of your pics ;-). So proud of you for conquering the 5k. Next up, a half marathon in Aug. Come on, you know you want to. Isn’t it somewhere on your bucket list? I had no clue about the no milk. I’ve never had ketchup, but I think you already know that.