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If you've read a blog in the past few months, you've probably seen the Sunshine Award floating around.  It's a fun questionnaire that lets your readers know a little more about you!  I was nominated by my Blend (Blogger Friend), Kim @ Fabulous Fit Foodie.  If you haven't checked out her blog, please do.  She is an amazing person and I've loved getting to know her!  I know I'll get to meet her in February at Disney's Glass Slipper Challenge, but help me convince her to come down here before that!  

Ok, back to the Award.  Here are the rules:

1. Include award logo in a post or on your blog. 2. Link to the person who nominated you.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself. 
4. Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award.

Now, here are the questions Kim asked:

1) If you won a free trip, all expenses paid, to ANYWHERE you wanted to go--where would you visit?

It would have to be Mykonos, in the Greek Isles.  My parents graciously sent me there in high school on a Latin trip, and I've wanted to go back for 20 years now!  It's unbelievably beautiful and it's such a friendly island.

I also really want to run Hood To Coast.  I plan on applying to run with Nuun next year, but I know that dream is far fetched.  But nonetheless, running from a mountain to a beach is pretty freaking amazing.


2) What does a typical weekday look like for you?

This is such a tough question for me because each weekday is different due to different work shifts.  I plan on doing a few Day in The Life posts soon, so I guess you'll just have to check back ;)

3) What's your all time favorite workout?

Uh, Duh.  

4) What is your favorite recipe right now?

I think it would definitely be the Cuban Beef recipe I posted a few weeks ago.  It is so flavorful and makes for great leftovers!

5) What is your favorite site for finding new recipes?

Hands down, Iowa Girl Eats.  Her recipes are down to earth and not too difficult.  Not to mention, every single one of them that I've made has turned out delicious.  I also love to browse Pinterest for great recipe ideas!

6)  If they made a movie about your life, what would they call it and who would have the lead role? Who would you want to play your best friend?

Wow Kim.  This is thought provoking.  I know that Jennifer Garner would have to play me.  She's so cute and friendly and just normal.  I think it would be called, "Fitting It All In".  Basically a movie about a Mom who wants to have it all!  As for my best friend...my hubby is truly my best friend.  He makes me laugh all the time. My favorite male actor is Paul Rudd so there ya go.  Funny and sexy all rolled into one.


7) What would your perfect day entail?

My perfect day would have me waking up early when my alarm goes off without snoozing.  I'd eat a bagel and peanut butter and drink some cherry limeade Nuun.  Then I'd get a good long run in with my friend Debi.  I'd come home and shower and take a nap for as long as I want.  Then Lexi and Lyla would hang out with me in bed and I'd paint their nails.  We'd head to Dunkin Donuts and bring back some donuts for Josh.  I would stop at Starbucks and get an iced coffee (soy milk and cinnamon dolce).  Then we'd chill at home, watching football.  I'd have some chili or potato soup cooking for dinner and we'd just spend a quiet day together.  There would be no screaming and no messes made ;)

8) What's a major aspiration you have? Think big!

I'm a runner, so naturally I'd love to run Boston one day.  This is a major dream but if I keep running into my old age, the times go up!  

9) As a child, what did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a veterinarian.  I love dogs so much and I would have a house full of them if we could.  Well, I guess we kind of already do!  I actually went to college intent on being pre-vet but then I realized that I really don't like cats so being a veterinarian would be tough.  I'm really glad I didn't do it because it would be really hard to treat sick pups.  

10) What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Ice cream.  Except I normally don't feel very guilty about it.  We eat ice cream almost every night for dessert after dinner.  The girls love it and I think a scoop won't kill me.  I also LOVE the Full House reruns that come on Nick at Nite.  We watch them every night!

That's it!  Instead of nominating other people, how about you play along with the same questions!  Make sure and and leave your link in the comments if you do!  I'd love to read your answers!

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