Birthplace: Madison General Hospital, which is now Meriter, in Madison. It was a 70 degree early September day and the Packers lost to the 49ers...maybe that's why I love the 49ers.
Grocery shopping is: Becoming much more of a chore now that I'm a mom. I find myself being much more picky and only getting organic produce and low-sugar foods. It takes a little longer to shop, but it's well worth it.
Favorite vacation spot: It's got to be Maui. You have to go for a minimum of two weeks because otherwise the time change just messes you all up. The surfing, the sunsets, the fresh seafood...it defines paradise.
Dream day: A full night's sleep, a run and then a day with my family. I guess I'm a minimalist.
Scariest time: When my water broke and it was a month before my due date. I thought we'd be spending Christmas in the NICU but Everett was a healthy little boy!
Song that has moved you: Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up."
My unfullfilled dream is to: Compete and finish Ironman Wisconsin!!
Thing I fear most: I let the fear of failure get in the way of things sometimes. It's like wearing a cast on your leg because you might break it. I need to just let it go and let things happen...win or lose.
Thing I love the most: Big surprise here...my son, Everett. Before him it would've been a toss-up between sushi, Shiraz and...oh yeah, my husband. :)
Hobbies: Running, party planning, sports - although more watching now than playing...oh my achin' bones.
My family: Is my life. I'm the middle child in the Hansen family...I've got an older brother, Bradley, and a younger sister, Karin. Both have significant others and children I love SO much. My parents are the cream of the crop and I'm thankful for them every single day.
Favorite thing about Madison: There's always something going on, whether it's a festival or a farmer's market or anything in between. Lots of these kinds of things don't cost you a dime and there's such a laid-back feel. I love calling Madison "home."