Friday, May 16, 2014

A Liebster Award nomination and who I nominated. Sharing the knowledge...

Hey guys, I was awarded a Liebster Award by the awesome Jenn from a couple days ago. Somehow I missed it and just saw it last night:(

How the Liebster Award works is

  • Answer the 10 questions the nominee has asked of you,
  • Choose 10 bloggers to nominate,
  • Ask your nominees 10 questions of their own,
  • Notify your nominees of the nominations on their blog.
  • You must link back to the person who nominated you

  • So the following questions were asked by Jenn..

    What is your blog about?
    My blog is geared more towards the active mom. You know the person who likes to workout, run, eat, cook, and travel while still maintaining peace at home. It also is a lot about my training and goals.

    When did you start your running/fitness journey and why?
    I actually worked and trained in gyms for years back 12 years ago. However after getting married and having 3 kids my body and health had been put on the back burner. So about 3 years ago I got off my lazy butt and decided it was time to take care of me. I have blogged about it ever since.

    What’s been your favorite race so far?
    This is a tough question. I have man favorite for many reasons. First my epic weekend with Runners World at the #RWHalf was a weekend to remember. My all time favorite race for experience would have to be the Crescent City Classic in New Orleans. And then the Double Bridge 15k in Pensacola is a fave too! See too many to name. LOL

    What is the fitness gear you can’t live without right now?
    If you follow me on social media, you pretty much know I am die hard Swiftwick sock fan. I wear them for every active thing I do. They have saved me feet. I also love my Mizuno running shoes. Oh and my Enell sports bra, (ladies if you have boobs you must check them out).

    What advice would you have for someone just starting out on their fitness journey?
    Believe in yourself. Keep your head up. And trust your body enough to push it to the limit.
    Don't let anyone tell you you cant do something.

    What do you eat before a long run/race or hard workout?
    I am probably a little different than most. I do fasting cardio every morning. I usually don't eat before a race, my stomach cant handle it. Therefore I tend to eat during a longer race or after the race/workout is over.

    How do you find time to exercise in your busy life schedule?
    I am fortunate enough to not work. So my training time is basically from 8 am after my kids go to school till around 11. My job starts at 3 when they get out of school. LOL

    Where do you find motivation to keep going?
    My kids keep me motivated and my friends. I have met a lot of people in my journey that keep inspiring me everyday.

    What do you do to splurge or indulge?
    I take a lot of "racecations". I love traveling to new places and meeting new people.

    Name a random thing about you that most people don’t know.
    I suffer from MISOPHONIA. If you don't know what that is, its a sensitivity to certain noises. CRAZY, I know. Smacking food, someone gulping liquid, and people crushing water bottles drive me insane. Its certified! HEEHEE!

    I am nominating the following 10 people...

    Lisa and Christina from TriOurAdventure
    Samantha from The More I Run
    Tracy from My Fit Focused Life
    Melissa from Melissa Running It
    Dave from Wilderness Dave
    Karen from Just Me and My Running Shoes
    Laura from Our Full Plate
    Tara from Wellness Trilogy
    Bess from Bess be Fit
    Megan from Mara.thong.irl

    and here are my 10 questions to you guys...

    1. What made you start blogging?
    2. What is the craziest adventure you have ever embarked on?
    3. What is your favorite fitness gear?
    4. Who is the one person that inspires your fitness/health journey?
    5. If you could race anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    6. What is some of your favorite health and fitness blogs you enjoy reading?
    7. What is something we may not know about you?
    8. What is your favorite running distance?
    9. What is your favorite way to burn calories?
    10. Do you lift heavy or light weights and why?

    I'm looking forward to reading your answers and getting to know you guys better.

    Thanks to Jenn for nominating me:)


    1. And this is why I love this! Things to check out: Enell sports bras and the Double Bridge 15k! I love my Swiftwick socks too. I go between them and the Thorlo Experia. Won't run without one of those on my feet. Great post!

    2. Thank you Larisa for nominating me!! You're awesome! I'll get right to answering your questions! :)