Outside of work---I have a house that I feel like I work on tirelessly (and happily) and try to work on a project or two each year with the help of my family. And, I have a tremendous group of friends that are my family away from family (who all still live in Iowa where I grew up). I spend as much time with them as I can---even though some of them live all over the country.
I have a dog----a Westie---and she makes me smile every single day and I can't wait to get home and see her every day.
I enjoy working out and staying active. I (finally!) signed up for and finished the Twin Cities Marathon last year. And, at the risk of sounding cliche---it was truly one of the coolest and most amazing things that I have ever done. I'll probably never be the person who ends up running 50 marathons---but, I'll definitely run another one.