Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Major Award!

Alright...maybe it's not "major" exactly...but I will take any excuse to quote one of my favorite movies ;)

A few weeks ago I was nominated for the Liebster Award by one of my favorite bloggers, Leslie at Life Begins at 30. Leslie is a  fellow Kansas Citian and runner...so really, how could I not love her?

What is a Liebster Blog Award you ask? Well...it may not be a "major" award...but it's still really fun! It's a (made up) award given to bloggers by bloggers in an effort to help people discover new blogs to read...and who doesn't need more blogs to stalk follow?

There are a lot of different "rules" out there about this award...but one thing they all had in common was that you had to answer 10 questions (provided by the blogger who nominated you) and then nominate your favorite bloggers and give them 10 questions to answer....easy right? Not even I can screw this one up...I don't think  :)

As if I don't talk about myself enough on my blog...here are some more random tidbits about...you guessed it...ME :)

1.   What is your all time favorite race or sporting event in which you participated?

 This is a no brainer...my favorite race was the Kansas City Marathon. I think it will always be my favorite and most memorable. I have actually been struggling lately with "what's next?" and with how to get myself excited and motivated for another race. I mean seriously, I am not sure I can top it!
2.   What food reminds you of home?

Another easy one...mint chocolate chip ice cream. When we were little this was always our special little treat. I remember how excited we would get when our mom would pick up a pint of Edy's Mint Chocolate Chip and a package of ice cream cones!! I blame my mom for my unhealthy addiction to mint ice cream :) 

3.   Favorite childhood memory?

It is SO hard to pick just one. I know everyone says this...but I had an incredible childhood. However, if I have to choose one, I would say that reading the Highlights magazine with my dad was one of my favorite things about my childhood. My grandma bought me a subscription to that magazine every year and I remember that every time that it came in the mail I could NOT wait until my dad got home. We would read that thing cover to cover and he would even let me find all the pictures in the picture find first :)

4.   Favorite sport/sports team?

Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC, Pitt State, K-State...pretty much anything KC related :)

Speaking of...who's out there rooting for the Royals tonight? I know I sure am...while I am definitely ready for baseball season to be over and to get back to my regularly scheduled programs in the evenings I sure wouldn't mind seeing the Royals win the World Series. The last time that happened, I was only 1 year old! 

5.   How did you become a blogger?

In 2010 I went through a pretty tough break-up. I had allowed myself to be in an unhealthy relationship for far too long and I was struggling to "find" myself. With the help of a good friend, I made  an unconventional New Year's Resolution for 2011 and I decided that I would blog about my adventures along the way.

My resolution was to start stepping out of my comfort zone and being more spontaneous...hence "What the heck...why not?" I decided that I was going to stop over-thinking things and saying yes to more often and getting out of my comfort zone. It was seriously the BEST thing I could have done. I made tons of new friends, experienced some amazing things, and yes...you guessed it found myself :) Totally cheesy, yes...but that New Year's resolution was so successful...and fun...I've continued the tradition for the last few years...and plan to continue...as long as I can keep coming up with ideas!

Now that I am thinking of it...anybody have any fun ideas for next year? I'm stuck...and time is a tickin'

6.   Favorite place to travel?

My favorite place so far (and somewhere I would LOVE to go back) is Big Sky, Montana. I went there a few years ago with a big group of friends and got to go dog-sledding, snow-shoeing, zip-lining and I even got to drive a snow-mobile through Yellowstone National Park. I want to go back and do all of those things again, and I would love to go back in the summer as well.

7.   What is your favorite food/dish/meal to cook?

Does ordering pizza count? I hate cooking...I don't have the patience or desire. Lucky for me, AJ LOVES to cook! One of the top 10 reasons I love him ;)

8.   Favorite song?

Another no brainer...Push It by Salt N' Pepa. This song is so fun and upbeat and always makes me smile! It's forever on my playlist and was even playing as I crossed the finish line of my first half-marathon :)

9.   Do you have fur kids?  If so, how many and what kind?

 I have a dog, a 10 year old Yorkie named Gracie...but I have this weird thing about calling her my "kid" or anyone calling me her "mommy" I don't know why...I'm just weird like that I guess :)  
10. What is one item that you always have with you?

My water bottle. I never ever go anywhere without it...unless I lose it...Which has been known to happen a time or two...or tenBecauase of this I have a very impressive collection of Camelbak water bottles in my car :)

Alright...now that you know way more about me than you ever cared to know it's my turn to nominate some of my very favorite bloggers!! Make sure to check them out...I promise you won't be disappointed! :)

Teach Inspire Change

Running 'N' Reading

Not Your Mama's Marathon

Redhead on the Run

Alright ladies, it's your turn...here are your 10 questions :)

1. What is your proudest accomplishment?
2. If you were only allowed to eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
3.What was your most embarrassing moment?
4. What is your favorite thing about yourself? (Go ahead...brag about how awesome you are!)
5. What is something you are NOT good at?
6. What is your guilty pleasure?
7. What's your favorite thing to do in the fall?
8. What's your favorite item of clothing?
9. Do you have any strange/weird hidden talents?
10. What is your favorite book and/or movie?


  1. Thanks so much for nominating me, Heather! I am honored! I love to stalk/read your blog too :)

    I will be posting the answers to your questions soon! Thanks again!

    PS ordering pizza definitely counts. In fact that sounds so good I might do it now...

  2. Thanks for the nomination girly!!! Love it this is so fun! Ok, I'll post the answers too. Thanks again!!

  3. Yay! This is great, Heather! Thanks so much for thinking of me! I did this once before, but the questions were not structured; I like this better! I will get to it ASAP! Thanks for sharing these things about yourself; I always love reading these because I learn so much more about where people have been and where they are going (and what they love and don't love!). I'm with you on the water bottles...it's kind of a disease. HA!

  4. Just started working on my answers to your questions today! So much fun :) THANK YOU for nominating me!! Happy Sunday girlie! :)

  5. Love this!! Great answers! Pizza totally counts...I love pizza. :)