i mustache you some questions…


Linking up today with Jennifer over at Kinetix Fix on “I mustache you some questions…” :) 


Four names other people call me other than my real name.
Bezba – the nickname my dad gave me as a kid.
(Yes, this is only three, but I can’t think of another one.)

Four jobs I’ve had.
Lifeguard + pool manager.
Newspaper editor + reporter.
Energy industry consultant.
lululemon educator.

Four movies I’ve watched more than once.
The Holiday.
Forrest Gump.
Love & Other Drugs.
Fight Club. 

Four books I recommend.
Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox.
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown.
The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Four places I’ve lived.
Um, Minnesota? Maybe it’s time to branch out. Nick? 
Hallock, Minnesota – my hometown, 20 miles south of the Canadian border. 
Morris, Minnesota – college at the University of Minnesota.
Alexandria, Minnesota – for my second post-college job.
Saint Paul, Minnesota – one of my favorite cities. 

Four places I’ve been.
Vancouver – one of my other favorite cities (I’d live there in a second). Visited once for a work trip/solo after the conference (first pic) and once with Nick after Ironman Canada (second pic).
Costa Rica – a solo eight-day adventure when I was 30 (third pic)! 
England – I studied abroad in York my senior year of college.
Bahamas –  we sailed with six friends on a private cat (it was amazing… fourth pic).





Four places I’d rather be right now.
Considering it was 7 degrees on my run this morning, I’d love to be anywhere it’s sunny and warm! My top picks:
Maldives. Hello, hut on stilts over turquoise water! 
Norway (ok, so this isn’t exactly tropical, but I’m half Norwegian, so it’s tops on my must-visit list).
Patagonia (ok, this isn’t beachy warm, either, but it’s equally incredible). 
Hawaii, obviously. 

Four of my favorite foods.
All things coconut.
Guava kombucha.
The 112 Eatery burger (and butterscotch budino!).

Four things I don’t eat.
Fast food. Yuck.
Frozen lunches from a box (why?! Eat real food). 

Four TV shows I watch.
Parenthood. (Who else is sad this is the farewell season?!)
Property Brothers.
The Voice.
Jimmy Fallon (duh). 

Four things I’m looking forward to this year.
Ironman Wisconsin round two! 
A spring 140.6(?!).
Spending a week in Big Sky next summer with my family.
Living a more fulfilling life. 

Four things I always say.
Never give up.
Let’s go bike!
And, this is one Nick tells me all. the. time: You choose. 

I’m not going to tag anyone, but feel free to link up if you like! 

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  • Reply Celeste E. 11/14/2014 at 8:34 pm

    Great list! LOVE. And yes, absolutely positively sad over Parenthood. It is my all-time favorite show!

  • Reply anutritionisteats 11/14/2014 at 9:01 pm

    I love this, Erin!

  • Reply Amber L. Carter 11/14/2014 at 9:33 pm

    Fun! I love stuff like this. You learn so much about your favorite bloggers (and about yourself)!

  • Reply Amber L. Carter 11/14/2014 at 9:35 pm

    And also, after I’m finished devouring Gilmore Girls, Parenthood is next on my list. That Lauren Graham is adorbs.

  • Reply Kecia 11/15/2014 at 6:20 am

    Most of where I’ve lived is in Iowa, so I know how you feel. I only lived in St. Louis Park, MN for 3 months during a summer internship. I think it might be time to make some changes…

    Per your recommendation, I just started reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, but I also want to read The Fire Starter Sessions and Swimming to Antarctica. I love having a reading list, so thanks for the suggestions ;)

    I love Kombucha (which is evident since I drink one everyday) and avocado is definitely up there on my top fave foods :)

    Thanks for sharing! It is fun to learn more about others this way :)

  • Reply Amy 11/15/2014 at 8:12 am

    A friend of mine just did some traveling in Norway-it sounded pretty fantastic!

  • Reply Danielle @ Eat Primal, Run Hard 11/15/2014 at 1:53 pm

    I would love to link up! Very cute post and I’m intrigued about your spring 140.6??!?!?

    btw the Maldives and Hawaii are on my list too

  • Reply Kim Fox @ Swimmykimy 11/15/2014 at 7:57 pm

    This is so fun! I didn’t know you were plotting a spring 140.6! I am also dying to go to Patagonia :) I’m going to do this, too!

  • Reply Leslie @ TriathleteTreats 11/16/2014 at 12:47 pm

    Great post! I will be interesting in seeing if you do a spring IM and where you will choose!
    I like Laura Hillenbrand. I will have to check them one out!
    Love the pics too!!

  • Reply Kate 11/16/2014 at 1:42 pm

    Finally someone else who doesn’t eat pasta! I’m half Italian so it’s kind of a sin in my family to be this way, but I ate way too much of it before swim meets and during college (only thing that was semi-appetizing among the dorm food). And I’m with you on Parenthood–sadly just got into it last season (what was I thinking?!) and now it’s going away.

  • Reply Change of Pace 11/17/2014 at 7:14 am

    So cool you travelled Costa Rica solo! I bet it was one of your best life experiences.
    A spring 140.6?! Do you have one in mind?
    I’m already kicking myself, but Kelly suggested a Hawaii babymoon and I declined. What was I thinking?! You always say YES to Hawaii!

  • Reply hyedi 11/17/2014 at 12:14 pm

    I just started Unbroken! I think I’ve also watched Fight Club more than four times :)

  • Reply Kristen 11/17/2014 at 7:29 pm

    Avocado → YES!!!
    I need to start watching Parenthood. New show while on the trainer this winter?? :)
    Spring 140.6??? Gasp!!!
    I really want to read the Fire Starter Sessions

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