Friday Five: 5 Random Things About Me

It's been a while since I've joined up with the Friday Five ladies (Cynthia, Mar & Courtney), mainly because I haven't had time to think about much other than work.  Thankfully things have slowed down a little bit so I can wrap my brain around other things, like blogging!

This week's Friday 5 is all about ME.  I can't wait to read all the other posts.  As bloggers we often talk about the sport we love (running, triathlon) and we don't really talk about much else.  This gives people a chance to get to you know you a bit better, depending on what you decide to share.  I'm going to try to be as random as possible.

Random Thing #1:  My name is Greek.  People often assume that I'm Greek but I'm not.  Phaedra was a character in Greek mythology.  She was the daughter of Minos and the wife of Theseus (the dude who slayed the Minotaur).   The name is derived from the Greek word "phaidros" which means "bright".   My dad chose the name, not because he knew of the character in Greek mythology (that came later), but because he heard it in a song that he liked buy Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra called "Some Velvet Morning".  

Random Thing #2:  I met G at a Running Room marathon training clinic in 2001.  We didn't start dating until a full year later.  Mainly because I thought he was a bit of a jerk and he thought I was too much of hammerhead.  Funny how things change.  Although I guess I still am a bit of a hammerhead.  He's definitely not a jerk.
Ottawa Marathon 2002.  The first of many races together.
Random Thing #3:  I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts and I made the Deans Honor Roll.  I majored in drawing and photography.  Sadly, I can count the number of times I've picked up a sketchbook since I graduated on one hand.  I do still take pictures, albeit mainly on my phone.  I like to think I still have a pretty good knack for composition.  Just don't ask me to draw anything, ha ha.  I'm happy that I ended up working in one of the industries I studied.  I'm behind the scenes instead of behind the lens and I'm ok with that. 

Random Thing #4:  I am the oldest of 3.  I have a younger brother and a younger sister.  There is 6 years between my brother and I and then 11 years between my sister and I.  Apparently I was a hellish child so I suspect that was part of the reason my parents waited so long to have another child, ha ha.

Typical family photo:  Mom, Dad, Me, My sister, her boyfriend & my brother, looking very unimpressed.

Random Thing #5:  I was born on the 3rd day of the 3rd month and for the longest time I had a birthmark in the shape of a 3 underneath my right forearm.  It's faded over the years but it used to be fairly prominent.  WEIRD right???  At least it's not 6/6/6.  And yes, 3 is my lucky number.  Because good things come in threes!!!

Do you have a lucky number?  What did you study in university and if so are you working in your field of study?

If you have time, check out all the other posts on the link up.  There are some great ones!