April 22, 2013

Liebster Award

Today I have a fun post to share! Kristina over at "http://kristinamasten.com" nominated me for a Liebster Award! 

The Liebster award is an "award" given to up and coming smaller bloggers or to someone who deserves recognition for their blogging. Apparently, Liebster is a German word meaning dearest. I don't know what the exact rules are, but it's a great way to discover new blogs and recognize blogs that you think are awesome!


Rules for the Liebster Award
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself. 
  • Answer the 11 questions given by the person who nominated you.
  • Create 11 new questions.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and mention them in your post.
  • Thank the person that nominated you and tell the people you’ve nominated.
11 Facts about Me:

Questions from Kristina: 

1. What is your favorite relaxing activity?
I love spending a night in cooking a nice meal or baking something and then watching a movie with a class of wine in some comfy clothes. I also really like taking a long hot shower and painting my nails.
2. If you have one, what is your favorite go-to workout when you are stressed?
Running, hands down. Running is like therapy!
3. Favorite brand of coffee?
I love lots of different coffee such as Kona, Starbucks, Zeke's local  but lately I've been addicted to the Dunkin Donuts coconut flavored coffee I picked up at Target! YUM!
4. What are your pet’s names?
I currently don't have any pets but my family has 4 cats named Ginger, Oreo, Audrey, and Lucy. 
5. How long have you been blogging?
I've only been blogging since October and am still getting the hang out it. Hopefully there is somebody out there who likes it!
6. What is your favorite recipe to make at home?
I love baking especially fancy cupcakes and banana nut muffins.  Food-wise, I think I make a pretty great chili in the slow cooker and love that dinner is ready when I get home from work!

7. What is your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is probably watching bad TV, specifically anything on Bravo channel such as Millionaire Matchmaker  and The Real Housewives series.  It's all awful "reality" TV but fun to watch something mindless at the end of the day.  There is also that "can't look away from a train wreck" intrigue! 
8. How do you motivate yourself to be active?
Usually having a race I signed up for helps to keep me training. I always think about how good I feel afterwards if I'm having trouble getting to the gym.  Tracking on dailymile and following people on twitter/instagram can give me a kick in the butt if I'm thinking of skipping a workout for no serious reason too. 
9. Favorite artist to run/workout to?
Lately it has been Ke$ha, old Fall Out Boy, or Tegan and Sara. 
10. Favorite vacation spot?
I'm dying to go to Europe again-I went to Paris once and it was amazing.  I also really liked California.  They have some beautiful beaches, great weather, and delicious food as well!
11. What is one of your long term goals?
Fitness-wise, to finish my first full marathon in October and in the long term future, to qualify for Boston. Life-wise, to get into graduate school and been in a career where I am happy.  
My Questions for my Nominees: 
1. What is your favorite comfort food?
2. When's your favorite time to workout?
3. Where is the most relaxing place to be?
4. What are you most excited for this summer?
5. What is your favorite breakfast food?
6. If you could take a trip anywhere today, where would you go?
7. What is your biggest blogging pet peeve?
8. What is your favorite workout outfit?
9. How many times of day do you check your email inbox?
10. What is your favorite fitness DVD or exercise class?
11. (Clearly the most important) what is your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt flavor?
My 11 Nominees:
This was hard so I just picked some blogs I really like!
2. Kristin @ Shore To Run
4. Morganne @ Nut Butter Runner
5. Krissty @ Shiawase Life
6. Kris @ Never Trade...
7. Brittany @ Barr and Table
8. Sarah @ Picky Runner
9. Katie @ The Hungry Runner
10. Jess @ Run With Jess
I hope I did this award thing right.  Thanks so much Kristina for nominating me!
Hope everybody is having a great Monday! I got in my last longer run before Nike Women's DC Half this weekend even though it was cold and windy outside on Sunday. 
 How did you sweat it out this weekend?


  1. THANKS FOR THE NOMINATION GIRL! I was just thinking yesterday that we should have run together! Like seriously... I went on my own. Maybe in 2 weeks when track is over we can go??! Or at least hang out :)

    1. No probs, love your blog! I'm running the Nike DC half this weekend but after that no major training until I start marathon training late June so I'll be super free as far as my running schedule! Just let me know!

  2. Thanks for the nomination! You are so sweet! It's so nice to hear someone likes my ramblings. :)

  3. I love these surveys, you learn so much about the blogger. I got in a great run this weekend and hope to have a few more this week since the weather will be amazing!