Thursday, April 17, 2014

And the award goes to.....

Good morning sunshines!

Last week, Britney and Rachel both nominated me for a Liebster Award. The Leibster Award is a blogger award given to new bloggers. It's a fun way to get to discover new blogs.

The rules:

1.) you must link back to the person who nominated you
2.) you must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee
3.) you must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award (with a small following)
4.) you must create 10 questions for your nominees
5.) you must notify your nominees

Britney's questions:

1.) what is your most-loved fitness gadget? Garmin Forerunner 210

2.) what is your favorite store/brand for fitness clothes? I don't have any one favorite. I am a bargain shopper, so I have a tendency to buy clothes that are on sale or clearance.

3.) who is your biggest support system? My husband

4.) how do you relax after a race? I like to take a hot Epsom salt bath, put on my compression socks and elevate my feet. The next day, I do yoga and foam roll.

5.) what is your favorite post-workout snack? Lately, it had been beef jerky

6.) what was your first race? The 2011 OSU Scrub Run 10k

7.) what is your favorite distance to run? I like the half marathon the best. It's long enough to be challenging, but not too long

8.) what goal are you currently working on? Recovering from an Achilles injury and returning to running, injury free. I would also like to complete  
half marathons in New Mexico and Colorado, maybe this fall.

9.) when did you start considering yourself a runner? I don't really remember exactly when I thought of myself as a "real runner" probably after I completed my first half marathon

10.) what are you most looking forward to this year? Returning to running, injury free

Rachel's questions:

1. What is your sport or fitness activity of choice? RUNNING!

2. Wine, beer, or liquor? WINE

3. Where are you from, and what do you love about your city? Perry, Oklahoma but currently live near Tulsa, Oklahoma. I love all the running trails in Tulsa!

4. Why did you start blogging? Initially, I started blogging to keep up with my family then it morphed into a fitness blog after people started asking me about my story.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I would love to live at Lake Tenkiller in northeastern Okahoma. I currently spend every summer weekend there and ultimately plan to retire there.

6. Do you have a sweet or salty tooth? Both, actually. I like sweet in the morning and salty in the afternoon/evening.

7. How many siblings do you have? 2, 1 brother and 1 sister

8. If you could meet any famous person, past or present, who would it be and why? Steve Prefontaine, because he fascinates me. I think he had an uncanny, natural running ability and I would love to pick his brain.

9. What’s your favorite song? Currently, "Play it Again" by Luke Bryan

10. And most importantly, what is your favorite blog post you have written to date? It would probably be the one about my weight loss story. You can read about it here if you want to.

I nominate:

1: Fleurty and Fit

2: Jen B

3: Gwen

4: Mama B

5: Fat to Fit Confessions

6: Tiffany

7: A Different D

8: Run Ginger Run Blog

9: The Lady Okie Blog

10: Ange

Questions for my nominees:

1) what is your favorite way to sweat
2) what are you most proud of
3) why did you get isnto blogging
4) what is the the last book you read
5) what is your secret guilty pleasure
6) what is your favorite way to pamper yourself
7) chocolate or vanilla
8)  if you had a warning label, what would it read
9) if you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take 1 item, what would it be
10)  what's your favorite healthy snack

That was fun!! 

Until next time--get up, get out, get moving and be awesome today!

Your friend,



  1. Wow what a fun way to get to know new bloggers! Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

  2. Ahhh these are some of my favorite bloggers!! LOVE D and Gwen so much!

    1. I tried to choose some "new to me" bloggers that I wanted to get to know better.

  3. thanks for answering my questions; it was fun to get to know you better! i've heard so many people credit their first half marathon as the moment they felt like a "real" runner; i have a feeling i'll fall in to that category as well, but we'll have to wait until august to see!

    1. You're already a real runner, my dear. I've never met a fake one! I eager to follow your training! Thanks for the nomination, this was fun! :-)

  4. I've seen these posts quite a few times and I think they're a fab way to get to find out about other bloggers and to allow newer bloggers a chance to get their name out.

    Laura | Health and Fitness Blogger

    1. It was fun, but a little time consuming. It's a great way to increase blog traffic for newer bloggers. I broke the rules and nominated some ladies with >200 followers, but it was because they are "new to me" and I wanted to know more about them in a nutshell.

  5. Thanks so much! I feel you on the compression socks and elevated feet! I'm most proud of breaking 2 hours in the half. Took me three tries! Never felt more proud. Happy Sunday!

    1. A sub 2 hour half would be amazing but I'm pretty sure I'll never see that. Great job!!

  6. Thanks for the nomination ... I got my blog post up, although I cheated a bit on the nominating other bloggers. I think everyone I know has already done this! :)

    1. Thanks for answering, Jen. I know these things can be time consuming but hopefully they drive up blog traffic. :-)