Get to Know Me a Little Better!!

Happy Tuesday people! We got through Monday woohoo.

I had so much trouble waking up yesterday morning… our bedroom was freezing from the AC blasting and I was under three blankets – so warm and cozy. I think I need to stick to waking up early on the weekends so Monday mornings aren’t so hard… but maybe not 😉 .

I somehow got myself out of bed and to the gym. I’m doing this workout plan this week – it’s a good mix between cardio and strength training, and the workouts fly by! Today’s workout was 30 minutes on the bike, arms, and butt. Solid start to my Monday. BTW – I’m going to create a new workout plan for myself once I get this boot off on Friday, depending on what the doctor says I can/can’t do, so stay tuned for that.

I picked up some much-needed Starbucks on my way to work, and drank that with a Chocolate PB Quest Bar for my brekky.


For lunch I had a big salad with baby spinach, carrots, so many tomatoes, an avocado, and light balsamic. Yum.


That kept me full well into the afternoon, but I still snacked on an apple the size of 1/2 my face before leaving the office.


When I got home I drank the rest of the kombucha I started on Friday. I usually drink a whole booch in one sitting, but for some reason wine sounded a little bit better to me Friday night 😉 .


Then my sister and friend came over to watch The Bachelorette season finale!! We ordered sushi, of course. I had my usual simple avo and cuc rolls, along with some miso soup and a little salad.


I thought I’d share ten random facts about me, since I’ve been blogging for about a month now and I haven’t done this yet!


I totally knew my pic was being taken… I’m not normally smiling like this when I run 😉

  1. I’m half Greek (my dad came to America when he was 18) and I grew up spending many of my summers in Greece!
  2. I have a younger sister who’s 2 1/2 years younger than me, but we look like identical twins. Whenever we’re together we get asked if we’re twins at least three times.
  3. I have a black belt in Kenpo style Karate… so don’t mess with me. (JK I think I remember literally nothing – I stopped doing martial arts years ago.)
  4. I am obsessed with all animals, especially dogs. Point out any dog to me on the street and I’ll tell you the exact breed. I’ll even tell you what breeds make up a mutt.
  5. I used to compete in road races all the time – the half marathon was my favorite (my PR is 1:38 – 7:30 min/mile) and I ran the Boston Marathon! But road racing has lost its magic for me and I’m currently on a long, possibly never-ending break from it… and I’m so much happier. More on this topic to come in a future post 🙂 .
  6. My boyfriend and I met on an online dating app and we’ve been together for over three years and now live in Boston together!
  7. I majored in “Engineering Psychology”.
  8. I spent a month living on a sailboat in the Caribbean. I think we only walked on land three times the whole month. I need to do this again!!
  9. I am a complete neat freak. I need everything to be in its place and everything around me to be clean. (This is quite the major bickering subject for my boyfriend and I 😉 .)
  10. I can break dance. Sort of.

Now please tell me some random facts about YOU!! I’d love to hear!

Also, what’d you think of The Bachelorette finale? I thought meh. We didn’t even finish it haha.

❤ Marina


20 thoughts on “Get to Know Me a Little Better!!

  1. I met my boyfriend through a dating app too! I used to be kinda embarrassed about it but it’s not that taboo any more.
    That’s so cool you ran the Boston Marathon. I haven’t ran a marathon yet but I’ve really been thinking about signing up for one in April so we shall see what happens.

    Have a great day!

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    • Ahh that’s so funny – it’s a great way to meet! And why be embarrassed if it works 😉
      You should run Boston! It’s an amazing, inspiring race (but super hilly)!
      Thanks Maureen, have a great day, too!


  2. Love this – I did something similar on the blog today 😉 I have a younger sister too (17 months younger) and everyone thought we were twins growing up! We don’t look like twins anymore, but you can tell we’re related…
    What in the world is engineering psychology?? I’m intrigued.
    Have a great day!

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    • Omg, so funny we both did this kind of post today! It’s a fun idea.
      Engineering psychology is also known as “human factors” – it’s sort of a mix between engineering, comp sci, and psychology and you learn about designing/manufacturing things with human psychology/anatomy in mind. Definitely unique, but I’m using what I learned in college every day at work!
      Have a great day, too 🙂


  3. I loved getting to know you a little bit better! How neat that you have a sister close in age to you! My sister and I are six years apart, but we’re really close, thankfully!!

    Yay for sushi and I am soo glad I have found a blogger who is a fellow dog lover! I am with you on knowing all. the. breeds. and just being obsessed, haha!

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  4. Yay I love random facts posts-so fun! I was going to ask what engineering psychology is but I see someone beat me to it; I bet you get that question a lot.
    Wow you’re fast! I think I maybe ran a 7:30 mile once as my personal best for a mile lol!

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