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The Liebster Award

Today you get to find out some random things about me, thanks to my friend, Mindy @ Road Runner Girl.  She has passed on the illustrious Liebster Award to me, so I'll be waiting on my Major Award to come in the mail soon.

In case you don't know how this works, here's a little rundown:

  • You must link back to the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 10 questions the nominee has asked of you.
  • Choose 10 bloggers to nominate.
  • Ask your nominees 10 of your own questions.
  • Notify your nominees of the nomination on their blog.

  • 1. Why did you start blogging?
    I started blogging 2 years ago as a way to stay accountable for training for my first half marathon.  This blog has evolved a lot since then, but I'm really happy with where I am now!

    2. What was your first post?
    Oh goodness this was painful to go back and read, but here you go.  It was your standard introduction post yet it lacked my personality, which is quirky, honest, and sarcastic.  Now I'm really wishing I could go back in time and rewrite that!

    3. What is your favorite time of the year and why?
    I think Fall.  It's football season, the leaves are changing, and it's starting to cool off.  The air is crisp and it just smells like Fall, you know what I mean?  I also really love spring/summer when the day gets longer and there is more daylight.  The sun really plays a huge role in my mood and I just feel so happy with longer days.

    4. Why and how did you start running?
    This could get a little long so I'll give the short version.  I had lost "me" and I needed to find myself.  I had become defined by other aspects of my life and I wanted to recapture my own self.  So I downloaded Couch to 5k and I just got out there and did it.  I never actually finished the program, but I fell in love with running and every thing running gave me.  

    5. What is your biggest accomplishment?
    Hmmmm...definitely my daughters.  Lexi and Lyla are sweet, friendly little girls and I am so proud to be their Mommy.  Being a Mommy or parent in general is so difficult, trying to produce GOOD kids, that are GOOD people.  So far, they seem like they understand the concept of being kind to others, and that's all I expect out of them, not to be the smartest or best.  Just kind.  Obviously, I'm proud of graduating from college and pharmacy school, and my running achievements, but encouraging good kids is the best accomplishment.

    6. What is your favorite book?
    Oh, you think I read?  I don't get a lot of time for reading, but I did read the Hunger Game series and I am still so obsessed with those books.  #cliche

    7. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
    I get distracted too easily.  I tend to zone out when people are talking to me, probably because my brain is just ready to move onto my next task, and then I end up being really forgetful.  Also, I am ALWAYS late.  I need to be more on time.  Wait, what were we discussing?

    8. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
    I really want to go out west and run some of those amazing trails in Oregon and Washington, but that's kind of selfish, so I'd love to go to Hawaii with my family.  I went when I was young but I remember how beautiful it was, and I know my girls would love it!

    9. What do you do when you are stressed?
    Get quiet, chew the inside of my cheek, and run. 
    10. Do you prefer warm or cold weather when running?
    Definitely cold weather, although I love how when it's warmer, it's easier to just roll out of bed and go run.  For some reason, I feel like running in the cold is a longer preparation process.

    That was fun!  Now it's time for my nominations...

    Christin from The Southern Wife
    Steffany from Run Steff Run
    Lisa from Yo Momma Runs
    Kelsey from Go Girl
    Janessa from Running On Empty

    And your questions...

    1.  How did you get started running?
    2.  What is your favorite summer treat?
    3.  How do you unwind after a rough day?
    4.  What race is on your bucket list?
    5.  What do you love about blogging?
    6.  How do you fuel for a long run?
    7.  What is your all time favorite TV show?
    8.  Skirts or shorts for running?
    9.  If you could make 3 wishes, what would they be?
    10.  What is your signature color?

    I didn't nominate you?  That's ok!  Go ahead and nominate yourself and play along!

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