Thursday, February 14, 2013

I've Won a Blog Award!! - The Liebster Award

Woot, Woot! My Sweat Pink Sister Lynette nominated me for the LIEBSTER AWARD. I am so excited and flattered that she thought of me.

I had actually never heard of this award before, so I went to Wiki and Google to see what it was all about.  Liebster is German for “dearest” and this award it given to fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers as a way to spread the new blogger love (didn't really check this.. just picked blogs I liked)! 

The Rules:
1. Each person must post 11 random things about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs.

11 Facts about me:

1. I'm a early bird, even on the weekend.
2. I kill plants, I've event killed a cactus.
3. I'm addicted to buying socks in all different colors.
4. My husband and I have four cats.
5. I'm seriosly grossed out my all bugs even fake ones and those on TV.
6. My favorite color is teal and I will buy everything in that color.
7. I love everything day of the dead themed.
8. I love papercrafting and have my own craft room.
9. I was born in Germany so I could never be president.
10. I love throwing parties and have a homemade "photo booth" for our parties compete with props.
11. I'm addicted to the Internet and I have numerous friends that I've never met IRL :D

11 Questions from Lynette:

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging so I could my running, fitness and weight loss progress. I also wanted to be able to blog about my crafting and daily life activies.

2. What is your favorite recipe?
Dirty Quinoa

3. If you’re not working out you are…
Hanging out with my husband or friends

4. Where is the best place you’ve ever traveled to?
Right now - St. John,  but in May I'm going to Bora Bora!

5. Movie you could watch on repeat?
Love Actually

6. Favorite “pump me up” song?
Ke$ha - Die Young
7. What is your favorite fitness magazine?
Women's Running Magazine
8. What social media platforms do you use to promote your blog?
Facebook, Twitter, Dailymile & Instagram
9. What is your go-to drink when you’re out?
Rum & Diet
10. Quote that never gets old?
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
- Epicurus (Greek philosopher, BC 341-270)
11. Item of clothing you can’t live without?
Socks!!!! Lots and lots of socks!

My Questions for my Awardees:

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. If you could run a destination race anywhere, where would you have the race?
3. How do you stay motivated to workout doing bad weather?
4. Best book you have read lately?
5. What is your biggest accomplishment?
6. Death row last meal would be?
7. Are you a white underwear girl or do you like them colorful?
8. What is something you can't leave the house without?
9. Coffee or tea?
10. What is your favorite post on your own blog?
11. What are you looking forward to the most in 2013?

11 People I’m Awarding:

Fit Running Mama

Fitful Focus

In my Life I Love You More

Katie Moves

Living the Sweat Life

Mom Running on Empty

Recipe for Disaster

Run Turtle Run

Running on Candy... Fueled by Sugar, Rainbows and Glitter

Running while Mommy

Will Write 4 Travel

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Running and Running and Running!!

I finally confirmed and updated my race schedule for 2013! :D I might add on a few additional virtual races, but I'm done with my in person race schedule (pending the registration of a few races). I'm doing a couple of 13 in 2013 "challenges" so I have to run a minimum of 13 races this year. 

I know it looks like a lot, but quite a few of the dates of my virtual races overlap with dates that I'm running in person races or when I will be doing training runs of the same distance. I'm super excited for the bling I'll accumulate over the year.

Are you running any of the same races this year? Do you want to run with me this year? I'd love running some company!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Race Recap: Mermaid Series 5K & Get Out and Go!

On Saturday I ran the Mermaid Series 5K, San Diego and I had a blast! It was my first Mermaid Series race and first official (non-virtual) race of my 13 races in 2013. The race course was in Mission Bay and we ran along the gorgeous coast of Fiesta Island. It was so nice to see a large number of women out running together and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

I represented my Sweat Pink Sisters with my running attire (my new Sweat Pink tank and Nike LunarGlide running shoes) and I was even Sparkling by sporting my favorite sparkly headband from Sparkly Soul.

I was so motivated to run this race and set a PR.... And I did! I ran it in 37:50 (12:12 pace) which is my fastest 5K race, to date! I'm so excited that this was the way I started my 2013 race schedule!

Today's Monday Motivation is just to get out and go! It doesn't matter how slow you are... You're faster than everyone sitting on the couch! I used to be embarrassed about how slow my pace was, but now I'm just so happy that I have the motivation to start the race. :D

Did you run a race this weekend? Did you just get up and go? Maybe you're still training for your first race?! Leave me some love and let me know... I'd love to hear about it!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Be Awesome & Congrats to the Ravens

A great friend of mine, July, always says she reminds herself daily to be Awesome, from her I am inspired to remind myself how awesome I am. When I ran across this picture I thought it was perfect for today. I definitely needed the reminder and motivation. I'll be AWESOME today when I get home and go for a run. This morning I was not able to get up for my morning workout :(. I was way too tired from my Superbowl cheering and screaming last night!

Speaking of the Superbowl....

Congrats to the Baltimore Ravens! They are definitely AWESOME! They are Superbowl XLVII Champions!! I knew they would do it! :D I wish I could make it to the parade that is going to be given in their honor tomorrow, but unfortunately I have to work. Boo!
So, did you watch the Superbowl? What was your favorite commercial? How are you going to be AWESOME today?