My First Liebster Award!

My apologies for this being a week after being nominated, it has been a difficult week for many….

Tempie from The Texas Peach nominated me for my first Liebster Award! Thank you Tempie!! The Liebster Award is an “award” that bloggers give to up and coming bloggers or to someone they think deserves recognition for their blogging. Liebster is a German word meaning dearest.  It’s also a great way to possibly discover a great new blog to read!

 Rules for the Liebster Award

  1. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions given by the person who nominated you.
  3. Create 11 new questions.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers and mention them in your post.
  5. Thank the person that nominated you and tell the people you’ve nominated.

11 Facts About Me:

1. I share a birthday with my grandfather (who just passed).

2. I enjoy, but don’t do enough gardening.

3. I have a paralyzing fear of bridges.

4. I love running but get irritated when that is all people talk about.

5. I call my three best friends my tribunal.

6. Reese’s PB eggs are my weakness, thankfully, they are only around once a year.

7. I am obsessed with cinnamon mentos, seriously, I order them in bulk.

8. I don’t mind 98% of bugs, but ants totally freak me out.

9. I am the Race Chair for our local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this year.

10. I used to be able to gut and filet a fish… it’s been awhile though.

11. I collect Hallmark Wizard of Oz ornaments.

 Answers to the 11 Questions given me by The Texas Peach!

1. Do you have any siblings?

Yes, 3. Two sisters and a brother. I am the middle girl, my brother is the youngest. He and I are the runners in the family.

2. What is your favorite type of food?

Just one? Hmm… It’s a toss up between nut butters and cheese.

3. What’s your favorite clothing store?

Lately, Ross, Old Navy and NY & Company

4. What’s your favorite type of music?

Almost anything. Depends on my mood. I am a huge fan of jazz/blues. Nina Simone is my favorite. For running, anything with a good beat.

5. If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?


6. Grocery shopping- Love it or hate it?

I love it. I prepare my menu for the week, write out my list… then shop. I enjoy looking at options, finding new things. Of course, it depends on the time of day I go. I prefer it to be less crowded. My husband hates it, so when we go together it’s always an interesting trip.

7. Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Still a night owl. I try to be up early to workout before work and it never happens. Unless it’s race day.

8. What are some of your favorite beauty products?

I am a huge fan of LUSH Cosmetics. I am 38 and still break out. Their face washes are gentle and effective. I use SteamCream moisturizer at night. My make-up must-haves: BB Cream, Mascara (I have light eyelashes), Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus and Philosophy Clear Days Ahead. I am discovering a new love for elf cosmetics too, cute colors and super cheap!

9. Would you rather go camping or stay in a fancy hotel?

Hmm… most of the time camping.

10. What is your favorite color?

Green!Emerald, not lime to be specific.

11. Name two things on your bucket list.

Skydive and tour Europe

11 Questions for my nominees:

1. What is your favorite herb?

2. Most memorable scent from childhood?

3. Favorite way to treat yourself?

4. Your dream getaway vacation?

5. If you could travel/participate in any sporting event what would it be?

6. How many pairs of non-sneaker shoes do you own?

7. Beach or mountains?

8. Favorite book?

9. Your Go To song that makes you smile?

10. Coffee or tea?

11. Best vacation you have had to date?

My Nominees:

1. Becki at Fighting For Wellness

2. Erin at A Storybook Life

3. Amalia at Live Travel Eat and Run

4. Mindy at Road Runner Girl

5. Beth at Running of the Mouse

6. Krysten at Darwinian Fail

7. Kelley at She Is On A Run

8. Karen at Run With K

9. Jenn at Healthy Fit Jenn

10. Kristina at Kristina Masten

11. Abby at Back At Square Zero