Friday (4+1) Five! {link up}

So one of my faves, Hailey @StridingStrong, tagged me in a fun About Me post where I share 4 things on different topics.

I was looking forward to linking up again with the DC Trifect ladies, Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney, and when I saw their Friday Five topic was an About Me, I figured, why not add a +1 to Hailey’s post?? I mean, you all wouldn’t mind getting some extra Helly info, right?? šŸ˜€

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Okay, here goes!

4 (+1) Names People Call Me

1. Peke (short for “pequena” which means “little” in Spanish)–I’m the youngest of 3 siblings
2. Helly–My real name is actually Angelica (the ‘g’ sounds like an ‘h’) and my college girlfriends decided it was too long and shortened it to Helly
3. Hells–My name to close friends
4. Mrs. B–My teacher name šŸ™‚
5. Mama–My favorite name ā¤

4 (+1) Jobs I’ve Had

1. Tutor–I tutored in high school. It’s like I always knew I wanted to teach.
2. Boot Seller–I also worked at a western store during high school where I sold cowboy hats, boots, and saddles. Yep, I wore Wranglers and the whole bit šŸ˜€
3. Sales–I worked at a few high fashion stores in college. I love, love, love dressing up and wearing heels and I had some of the best times working in the fashion industry.
4. Waitress–I got a job working at a sports bar/restaurant and it was the best because I never missed any basketball games working the late shifts.
5. Teacher–Still have this job and I love it so very much.

4 (+1) Movies I’ve Watched More Than Once

1. Dumb and Dumber
2. Tommy Boy
3. Forrest Gump
4. Gone In 60 Seconds
5. Grease

4 (+1) Books I’d Recommend

1. The Last Lecture (great non-fiction book–get your tissues ready)
2. The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns (same author)
3. Anything by Jeffrey Deaver (if you like suspense/mystery/horror)
4. Nothing (good, albeit disturbing, YA book)
5. Where The Red Fern Grows (my favorite book from childhood šŸ™‚ )

4 (+1) Places I’ve Lived

1. My hometown in southern AZ
2. Phoenix, AZ
3. Tempe, AZ
4. Scottsdale, AZ
5. I’ve never lived outside of AZ. You can’t move me from here ā¤

4 (+1) Places I’ve Been

1. Italy
2. Spain
3. France
4. Puerto Rico
5. Costa Rica

I’ve been fortunate to travel to some pretty cool places.

4 (+1) Places I’d Rather Be Right Now

1. San Francisco–my husband and went last year and had one of, if not the best, trips ever
2. Ohio–I miss my brother and sister
3. Baltimore, Maryland–Salt. ‘Nuff said.
4. Chicago, Il–the next cool place I want to visit (and race!)
5. Home–I’m currently at work.

4 (+1) Things I Don’t Eat

1. Peanut Butter
2. Ranch dressing
3. Mushrooms
4. Cooked carrots
5. Pecans šŸ˜¦ This is a new allergy

4 (+1) Of My Favorite Foods

1. Bread. Any kind. That includes tortillas.
2. David’s BBQ Sunflower seeds. The addiction is real.
3. Red chili tamales. Mexican food in general. Tacos.
4. The Caribou sub sandwich from our local sub shop, Silvermine’s (ooh, and their broccoli cheese soup!)
5. Pizza. With just pepperoni.

Story. Yesterday, I went to a local pizza shop near work and ordered my usual, 3 slices and a soda. It was a new guy I didn’t recognize behind the counter and upon placing my order, he says, “Are you sure? That’s a lot of food.”

Um, yeah, I’m sure.

4 (+1) TV Shows I’ve Watched

1. Mickey Mouse Club House
2. Doc McStuffins
3. Octonauts
4. Princess Sophia
5. Mickey Mouse Club House

Our house only has one channel.

4 (+1) Things I’m Looking Forward To This Year

1. My little girl turning 3!
2. My little guy turning 2!
3. Phoenix Marathon
4. Chicago Marathon??? (I hope I get in!)
5. The unknown šŸ™‚

4 (+1) Things I’m Always Saying

1. “Seriously?” (or “Really?”)
2. “I’m hungry.” (like, all the time)
3. “There’s a reason I don’t teach elementary school.” (to my students when they’re being squirrely)
4. “Besitos!” (asking my kids for kisses šŸ™‚ )
5. “It was on sale.” (to my husband, always)

I’m supposed to tag people, but I’d so much rather YOU choose something from the list to tell me!

I hope everyone has a good weekend! I’m supposed to do 20 miles tomorrow –eeek!!!

ā¤ helly







24 responses

  1. I also love pizza! I’m glad I’m not the only one with a weird allergy. How did your pecan allergy develop?

    Fun fact about me: I had never been to another state in the Union until *after* I lived in Egypt, had been to Spain twice, and visited Canada five times (I grew up about 2 hours from Niagara Falls). I’ve only flown through Arizona (Phoenix), and I was surprised at how beautiful the natural landscape was.

    Good luck at the Phoenix Marathon next month! My friend Jeremy is running that too!

    • I have no idea how I acquired the allergy! I used to (well, still) love pecans but I had some recently and broke out in hives šŸ˜¦ It was a sad day.

      That’s a really neat fun fact! Arizona is indeed beautiful ā¤

      Thank you! I know a Jeremy running Phoenix too šŸ™‚

  2. I wondered where you got “Helly” from! I’m hungry all the time too…always thinking about the next thing I’ll eat – even right after finishing a meal. Can’t help it – food and running are just about my favorite topics! šŸ˜€

    Something about me: I actually lived in Costa Rica (for a semester in college). Unfortunately I was there for the rainy season (and it literally rains every day at the same time), but it was still beautiful there!

  3. I have a weird allergy too – raspberries! I have a hard time breathing after eating them. Luckily this allergy doesn’t include strawberries because I don’t think I would ever get over it.

  4. I love these posts! They are so much fun. I can’t eat peanut products either. I really miss peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and boiled peanuts. šŸ˜¦

    I’m a sucker for Center Stage and Save the Last Dance and I’ll watch them over and over again!

    I have definitely used “It was on sale!” as my defense in a random act of shopping.

    Have an awesome weekend!

  5. I missed this one somehow! I can overlook the PB and ranch since your 1. Is bread. All the bread! Yum:) One of my pet peeves is when people comment on the amount of food I eat. I feel like snapping at them and saying “I’m rungry.” But then I eat the same amount when I’m not so that would be a big fat lie haha and I feel like 3 slices is totally average, so maybe he’s just weird;)