What is your astrological sign and do you fit the description?
I am a LEO! And I do very much fit this description…I am quite independent and not afraid to go against the grain if that is what my heart tells me! I can be a bit set in my ways at times, yet I love to experience new things and ideas.
And when I’m not working, I’m quite laid back! I so love the sun (and the beach).
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
My favorite guilty pleasure is by far a fantastic glass of bold and oaky red wine…coupled with good food and great friends, of course!
What makes you laugh?
My one and only nephew, Tripp Madden Hodges, makes me laugh nonstop! He has the most amazing sense of people and he loves, loves to spend time with his “Aunt Mamie.” He is the most amazing gift I have ever received in my life!
What’s your favorite way to break a sweat?
In Dallas, my favorite way to break a sweat is to head out for a long run in the Lakewood area, zigzagging through the beautiful homes, trees and historic neighborhoods. I will set up a playlist so that the first 20-30 minutes are at a steady pace, with the music picking up in beat and intensity for the next 20 minutes for intervals, and then finishing back with a steady pace for another 20-30 minutes. Feels AWESOME at the end!
When I am traveling, jogging through a new city is the best way to explore first thing in the morning. It all seems “untouched.” I have jogged my way through Paris, Istanbul, Santorini, Mykonos, Madrid, Spain, Milan, Italy, London, Hong Kong, Bankok, Thailand, New York, San Francisco, the wine country…your feet can take you anywhere!
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
The hardest thing I have ever done is survive a heart-wrenching divorce this year. I read a quote once that said, “Chaos can either bring a breakdown or it can bring a BREAKTHROUGH.”
This is so very true if we are patient enough to persist, believe and keep dreaming.
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
I play “Keep Hope Alive” by The Crystal Method almost every time I want to pick up the pace for a surge or sprints.
What sound do you love?
To me, nothing is better than the sound of water…
In Dallas, the sound of rain…
On vacation, the sound of the sweeping ocean…is there anything better?