Thursday, August 16, 2012


Thank you Paulette and Tasha for nominating me {and forcing me to write another blog post this week...I've been a little busy to say the least}.The Liebster Blog award is meant to honor up-and-coming blogs with smaller followings that you really like. I'm excited to be a part of it to share my story and to nominate other bloggers you should check out (including the above ladies who nominated me). 

The Liebster Blog award asks the blogger to do the following:
1. Answer 11 questions posted by the person who nominated you.
2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 11 blogs.
4. Write 11 questions for the blogs you nominate.

Ok, without further adieu, here are 11 random facts about me:

1.  I have broken my collar bone twice, once when I was younger and rolled out of my bed and once when I was in a bike accident last year.
2.  A big item on my running bucket list is to run all of the races on the Rock N Roll series {according to the list of races from the rate they keep adding them I'll never catch up!}
3.  When I was a senior in high school I went to the Grammy's, and met {and also have my picture with} Meg Ryan, Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Bonnie Raitt {just to name a few :)} 
4.  I'm a trash {not trashy} girl...I have a degree in Kinesiology and work as an executive assistant at the garbage company.
5. I was a competitive swimmer for 10 years. 
6.  I am a CASA {Court Appointed Special Advocate}.
7.  I am working my way towards 27 dresses.
8.  I have twin brothers and twin cousins.
9.  My parents have been married for 35 years.
10.  2 years ago I did Cycle Oregon 
11.  I have never owned a GPS watch {I've always used my phone, but am SO excited to get my BiaSport watch}

Paulette's Questions for me:

1. What is your favorite race? My favorite race to date is the Country Music Rock N Roll in Nashville.
2. What is your least favorite race? The Pear Blossom...a local 10 mile race! I love the camaraderie of the event, but dislike the course, and can't seem to PR for the life of me!
3. Do you have pets, and if so what kind? No
4. Where did you go to school?  I went to college at the University of Colorado, Boulder. GO BUFFS!!!
5. What is your favorite long run fuel?  Honeystingers
6. Name one thing on your running bucket list. Hood-To-Coast
7. If you could vacation anywhere for a week, where would you go? Australia or New Zealand
8. Coffee, tea, or none of the above? Coffee
9. What sparked your commitment to healthy living and fitness? I read and commented on a lot of blogs, and 2 of my good friends were bloggers, so I decided to start my own! I got more serious about it after following all of the girls on the NUUN Hood-To-Coast team last year.
10. What hobbies do you have outside of running & fitness? I love working with children {nannying, teaching Sunday school, being a CASA}, waterskiing, quad riding, playing the guitar, I am a member of the Storytelling Guild and Junior League...
11. Why did you start blogging?  After reading blogs, I wanted to join the community and be able to share my story with others as well.  I love the support, encouragement and "friendships" that are created from the blogging world

#3 and #4 on the Liebster Blog Award guidelines say to nominate 11 blogs and write 11 questions for them to answer...but I am going to cheat a lil! Most of the people I would nominate have already done a post and answered questions {and if they haven't, they're even more behind than I am}, so instead I am going to provide links to 11 blogs, where you can read their random facts and answers to fellow blogger questions!

Ok...I changed my mind last minute and am going to tag a few more bloggers, and come up with 11 questions for them to answer {that the above mentioned bloggers can feel free to answer as well!}


1. What is your favorite running tune?
2. What is your favorite running gadget/accessory?
3.  Are you a morning or afternoon runner?
4.  Who/what is the inspiration behind your running?
5.  What is your favorite inspirational quote/saying?
6. What is your biggest fear?
7.  What is your favorite meal after a long run?
8.  What is your favorite FroYo topping?
9.  If you could run a race anywhere, where would it be?
10.  What is one thing you said you would never do, that you have done?
11.  What was your favorite event to watch during the olympics?


  1. I can't believe you broke your collar bone twice. Poor girl- ouch!
    I want to do all the rock and roll races too. Whenever they add another one I figure I will never get them crossed off!

  2. Oh my gosh, I would love to go to Australia and New Zealand! My husband spent a few days in Australia when he was in the military - I'm so jealous of him. Granted, he didn't do any actual sightseeing.

    -Laura is Undeterrable

  3. haha! thanks for the tag :)

    I, too, bring my phone on runs for music/mileage and have never owned a garmin/gps watch. AND I am excited for the Bia!

  4. Wow, running all of the RnR races is a fun goal! I think H2C is on a lot of our lists too. I enjoyed reading your post, glad you did it!