A to Z about Piper’s Run

Piper’s Run, A to Zee – Get to know me.

I thought this would be a great time to post this A to Z survey that I saw recently on a blog I follow,  It’s Progression Not Perfection. So, a little about me, Piper’s Run…a.k.a. Anna, Mom, Wife, Runner/Workout etc….

A is for age: 31 (until July) and I’m okay with that number.

B is for breakfast today: 
Coconut Yogurt, Blueberries and Love Grown Granola (sweet cranberry coconut pecan)


C is for currently craving: 
Grapefruit
D is for dinner tonight: 
Home made Quesadilla’s (salsa, black beans, whole wheat wrap, cheese and chicken)


E is for favorite type of exercise:
Soccer, Running, Jillian Michael’s DVD workouts (in that order) and more recently my Plank Challenge – well that might not be my favourite – but it’s fun trying to beat my last time.

F is for an irrational fear: Of Spiders – oh man I can’t stand to see a spider. Now, I won’t kill them (anymore) but I really really don’t like them. When I was a kid, I had nightmares from the “Arachnophobia” movie preview on TV …didn’t even watch the movie but the previews got me.


G is for gross food: 
Raw onions. Cooked, I’m okay with …. like french onion soup, chili or mushrooms and onions. But I can’t do them raw – yuck.

H is for hometown:
Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)

I is for something important: Daily Physical Activity is important to me. I try to be active every day; whether that’s a walk with our dog, playing outside with our daughter, running or another high intensity activity. Being active daily is important to me.

J is for current favorite jam: Big fan of Raspberry Jam WITH the seeds. Yum yum! OR Jam – as in music – right now, anything that get’s me moving or dancing with our little one.

K is for kids: 1 daughterLilly, who will be 2 this summer.

L is for current location: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia; or in my kitchen typing away at our computer.

M is for the most recent way you spent money: Groceries: milk, banana’s, and treats for my April foodie penpal!

N is for something you need: New runners - mine are hurting. I can’t even comment on how many kilometers are on them – its way beyond embarrassing.

O is for occupation: I am a Regional Physical Activity Coordinator with the Province of Nova Scotia. I work with community groups, organizations, clubs and schools etc to increase physical activity at the community level; early years to seniors.

P is for pet peeve: When a smoker doesn’t respect non-smokers. ie: smoking outside office windows, blowing smoke in your face, or you use a public washroom after a smoker has just use it – and they just had a smoke, YUCK!

Q is for a quote:”A day in the mountains is worth a mountain of books” John Muir. I actually have a quote book where I write down quotes I like or would like to share with others. But “a day in the mountains..” is one of my top favourite quotes.

R is for random fact about you: I’m peppered in freckles :) When I was a child, a friends mom said to me “Your parents put you in front of a screen door and threw mud at you – that’s why you have freckles”. We both laughed at the time …. and I still can now at that comment. She passed away in a car accident a number of years ago and I truly appreciated her in my life and everything she did for me as a child. I am proud to have those muddy freckles.

S is for favorite healthy snack: Coconut Yogurt and Blueberries


T is for favorite treat:
Cold Junior Mints (I usually keep a box in my fridge and eat a few here and there – they last for days this way).

U is for something that makes you unique: I have a retired sled dog named Maclean – she used to pull sleds for Outward Bound in Ontario. I guess that is unique ?!?!?

V is for favorite vegetable: Asparagus and Sweet Potatoes

W is for today’s workout: 

  • Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred, Level 1.
  • Plank Challenge:  1.5 minutes.
NOTE: I haven’t done Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred in 8 months – it was a nice change; found the cardio not so challenging but focused on proper form. Plank Challenge -first time at 1.5 minutes: oh man my arms are wobbly as I finish writing this post.


X is for X-rays you’ve had:
There are so many….hummm. Wrist, Knee, Ankle and Back.  All were soccer related injuries!

Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Spending Easter Sunday with most of my family.

Z is for your time zone: Atlantic Time Zone (East Coast Canada – woot woot)!

Now, it’s your time to share in the comments below:

P – for Pet peeve?

S – Favourite Healthy Snack ?

W – today’s workout ?

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8 thoughts on “A to Z about Piper’s Run

  1. I love this post, Anna! Here’s my two cents:

    Pet Peeve – Impatient drivers or people who complain too much.
    Healthy Snack – Fruit/Yogurt smoothies. Any kind. My kids love them too.
    Today’s Workout – Wrangling two littles tonight while Ken goes to the Mooseheads game! It’s more of a mental workout :)

  2. Enjoyed this getting to know you post as I recently found your blog! Love the pics, of your daughter and pooch especially.

    My pet peeve lately is people who take up the whole sidewalk or pathway and don’t even try to share when they see you coming!

    Workout today will be a 4 mile run and some abs!

    Favorite healthy snack is popcorn and I haven’t had any for ages… maybe tonight while the Biggest Loser is on tv.

    Have a good one!

    • Run those people down – just kidding. It’s challenging when they don’t give you enough room – especially when you are running against them.
      Hope you enjoy your run … and abs work out.
      My husband puts nutritional yeast and cayenne pepper on popcorn – always a nice little kick – oh I mean snack :)

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