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Fun Facts Friday

Feeling the Love
I want to start off by thanking everyone for being so supportive and for all of your kind, generous comments about my blog yesterday. 

Friday Morning Workout
This morning I actually got in a workout. My legs are so sore from yesterday's running drills and weight workout. I really just wanted something easy to get them moving and loosened up. There was no way I was going to be doing any step, HIIT or plyo. I chose a kickboxing DVD that I haven't done in ages: Cathe's Kick Max. I also did abs and stretched. It was a fun workout actually (or as fun as anything can be at 5:30 am). This one consists of 4 kickboxing combos (about 20 mins) plus 10 short drills (about 20 mins).

Doing the Friday Happy Dance
Today signified the end of a week of sunshine. The clouds are hanging in thick and heavy and we're in for some stormy weather for the next few days. I'm really hoping that the forecasters have it wrong and we'll have a few spells of no rain. I would really like to get out and run. It's no fun being cooped up inside. We have errands that need to get done, but those are no fun in rain either. Maybe I'll be able to spend some time in the kitchen trying a few new recipes. That sounds better than doing chores ;-)

I made sort of a happy mistake this week. The dogs were scheduled to be groomed today. I was going to go pick them up, which meant leaving work early. So, Wednesday I worked an extra hour to make up for the time. However, that was totally unnecessary because I was going to be working through lunch. I just wasn't thinking clearly on Wednesday (remember drained, in dire need of rest day). Anyway, it worked out in the end because I got to leave work at 2 pm, a nice way to end the work week if you ask me.

Fun Facts Friday

Since I typically don't post Friday dinner or a recipe, I thought it might be fun to do something that's just fun and silly. I'm steeling the idea from on fabulous lady Tina @ Tina Bit of Faith Fitness and Fun  because I have so very much enjoyed reading the tidbits she's been posting about herself. Thanks Tina!!!

So, I thought I might start doing Fun Facts Friday where I share a few fun facts about myself. Feel free to share some fun facts about yourself as well. I guess it can be a "get to know each other" session.
  1. I hate hate hate needles but didn't hesitate to get a tattoo 
  2. When I was a kid, I was embarrassed of my last name because I thought people would think that I was lying when I told them it was "Iacobacci" (now I cherish it).
  3. I have indeed danced on a table (or 2). There is an inner wild child in me.
There, 3 fun facts about me. Your turn!


  1. Those are fun facts! I'd love to play along! How about just one fun fact from me though, and I was reminded of this by your needle fact. In high school and college I got really into body piercing, and didn't stop until I had 20! Most people don't know that about me these days :)

    How do you pronounce Iacobacci out of curiosity? That's a totally fun last name! I love my last name too (but that's a secret), I don't want to lose it when I get married so I may just have to hyphenate like you :)

  2. Sarah @ The Ordinary Vegetarian YAY, thanks for playing along. My last name is pronounced like it started with a "y" Yakobachee (like boccee ball). Yep, couldn't give this name up so now I have an even longer name!

  3. haha i loved those 3 facts! i know a lot of peopel who got tattoos yet hate needles!! the things we'll do for pain.. lol. I LOVE UR LAST NAME!!!! im so glad u like it now too- cuz it rocks!!!

  4. Definitely agree that testing recipes > chores! Also, can you explain HIIT workouts to me? I see lots of bloggers talk about them! Don't want to be missing out any awesome new craze =P

  5. love this!! Three random facts from me...

    -To go along with the piercing topic ;) haha I went to get my tongue pierced once, and they wouldn't do it, because they said I looked too innocent.
    - I love painful reality shows... the cheesier the better
    -My dad's name is Dave, my husband to be's name is Dave, my most current ex bf name was Dave and my mailman's name is Dave... how weird is that?

  6. Love the fun facts! And thanks for the shout out. I'll just go along with yours. I hate needles as well. It is mainly seeing something go in skin that freaks me out. And dancing on the table...oh boy have I done that many times!

  7. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel Um where's your fun fact ;-) Just kidding. Glad you like my last name. I think it's pretty awesome too! Hope you're having a great start to the weekend.

    Thanks so much for stopping by Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries This site has some good information about HIIT training. It's basically intervals. But you can do them in several way and with just about any cardio. Example: running - run full out as fast as you can for either 30 sec or 60 sec then recover with a walk for the same time period, and repeat. Hope that helps!!

    Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty Thanks for sharing your fun facts!! That's too funny that they wouldn't pierce your tongue! Too funny about the Dave thing. So if you have a son, is his name going to be Dave??!!

  8. that's very interesting about the needle/tattoo thing! i hate needles too but am not scared about the idea of a tattoo for some reason.

  9. Congratulations on leaving work early. What a great way to start the weekend!

    Fun facts about me... that is a tough one.
    1) I last got carded at the age of 41. Needless to say I wanted to kiss the kid. He made my decade. LOL,
    2) My husband and I still act like teenagers in love even after being together well over 20 years.
    3) I may be the only vegan you will meet that will admit that her favorite omini dish used to be veal sweetbreads prepared by our chef friend.

    BTW, I would dance on a table today and maybe without any adult beverage courage. Would you?

    talk to you later,

  10. The Actors Diet Isn't it funny how that works about the needles and tattoos??!!

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean Congrats on being carded at 41! I know I get excited about being carded now at 35 LOL. I have to say it'd take a lot of adult beverages to get me back on a table ;-)

  11. You are so funny! I love hearing your fun facts!

    What is your tattoo of? I hate needles too and I usually have to lay down when getting blood work....yikes!

    LOL a table dancer, you rock!


  12. love the facts!
    i have danced on tables, and then some and swung from inner wild child roared. alot. before skylar :)

    the avo hating. girl make this. you will change your tune on them, promise

    i love tina's fun fact friday!

    good luck on your dinner recipe!

  13. ahhh danced on tables? thanks for sharing that one...because it doesnt make me feel bad that Ive done that too!! as averie said..a LOT! I used to be CUH-RAZEE!! a LOT Of crazy stuff. I started young. That's how come I am relatively young and so...mature? settled? not into going out? I don't know what you call it. But let's say I have danced with crime and death in my past!!! : o

  14. Kris @ iheartwellness Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has to lay down when blood is drawn. I have straight passed out before! The tattoo is a ring of roses after my middle name and great grandmother's name (Rosa).

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga You crack me up. I can just picture you swinging from a chandelier, but it'd have to be from a super high ceiling since you're so tall! ;-) Thanks for the recipe btw!!!

    Kristina @ Freestyle Fitness Addiction I kind of got it out of my system early on too! I'm guessing there a few table dancers in hiding huh?

  15. What a great idea! Love it. Hmm, fun facts? I can't swim. Not really fun I guess, just sort of lame since I live in a coastal area ;-)

  16. Jolene @ To Be Determined Seriously? Can't swim??? Do you at least still get in the water to splash around?

  17. AnonymousMay 03, 2010

    Yup, I can't swim either Heather. Shocker, right?? LOVE this idea for the blog, I *may* be "borrowing it in the not-too-distant future :-)

  18. Jessica @ EatDrinkBreatheSweat Need to get you girls in some swim lessons!! Borrow away, it's so fun reading some of the responses.

  19. Haha, yes, I do, i just stay in the shallow part ;-)


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