Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Liebster Blog Award, Version 3.0

Last week, I received a fun comment on one a recent post - one of my favorite bloggers, Hailey from Striding Strong, nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award! Thanks so much, Hailey!

I've received this award a two times before but am always honored to be recognized. I love discovering new blogs, and reading and participating in these types of posts is a great way to get to know some of the bloggers behind them. 

Anyhow, for those of you not familiar with the award, it's an online award that is given to bloggers from other bloggers. It's meant to help generate attention for new and upcoming bloggers, generally those with 200 followers or less.

Here are the rules for participating:
  1. You must link back to the person who nominated you
  2. You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
  3. You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award (with a small following)
  4. You must create 10 questions for your nominees
  5. You must go to your nominees' blogs and notify them of the award
Now that you know how it works, let's get this started. Here are Hailey's questions for me with my answers:

Are you a morning or night person?
Definitely a morning person. I like sunlight and getting things accomplished early in the day. I usually find it hard to stay up late at night!

What was your favorite childhood T.V. show?
Jem - those girls had the coolest clothes and accessories :)

Are you a dog or cat person?
I like both but if I had to pick, I'd say I'm a cat person. I have the most adorable grey kitty called Eddie and he is my best buddy. 

What is one of your current goals?
My number one goal for the year is to run a BQ time (sub 3:35) at a fall marathon. 

If you could visit anyplace in the world, where would you go?
The Galapagos Islands -the scenery alone would make the trip worth it, plus, who wouldn't want to swim with penguins and sea lions?

Summer or winter?
Summer! I prefer long days with warm temps and plenty of sunshine. Plus, it's better for running. Icy conditions are not for clumsy runners like myself.

What is your favorite movie?
I could try to be cool and name something hip. But ... my all-time fave is Alice in Wonderland. The old Disney cartoon version. It's so weird but way better than the typical princess-in-a-castle-saved-by-prince-charming Disney tale!

Do you have a sport you wish you could play? If so, which one?
I used to love tennis and played every chance I got. If I had more time, I would pick it up again.  

What is the last book you read?
Dandelion Growing Wild - the Kim Jones memoir/biography. It was a fascinating read and a true page turner. I love reading anything related to running, but especially about how some elite runners have worked to overcome incredible odds.   

A must-read for runners!

Who do you look up to most?
My mom - she's my best friend and is a true role model for hard work, patience and generosity. We have the best time together and I'm so lucky to have someone who shares my love of running and racing!

Now, it's my turn to pass the torch - here are the 10 bloggers I'm nominating:

More Beets, Please
The Fit Girl's Kitchen
Lace & Race
Food n' Focus
Oh ... Running
The Harmonized Run
Spaight Talk
Tracey's Space
Eating on the Run
Truly, Mary Margaret

My questions for these bloggers:

1. What is your favorite type of pie?
2. Tell me about your favorite pair of jeans - the ones you'll wear forever.
3. What is your favorite place to eat in MKE?
4. Are you always early or never on time?
5. What's your favorite workout?
6. What type of shoes do you workout/race in?
7. What is your typical coffee shop order?
8. Who is the first person you call when you have good news?
9. What are three words your best friend would use to describe you?
10. What is one current fashion trend you would like to see disappear?

As for the rest of you: I'd love to hear your responses, too! Answer one or all of the questions in the comments section :)

- ST


  1. I hear you on the typical Disney movie, I have yet to see Frozen, but I've heard it's not your typical Disney princess movie so I've been wanting to see it. I really need to read that book I've seen a couple of bloggers now recommend it.

    I usually order a caramel macchiato from Starbucks. I really wish we had more cute little coffee shops where I live. Whenever I travel, I always look up the nearest coffee shops. Gotta have my coffee in the morning! :)

    1. I haven't seen Frozen yet, either, but have heard great things! You'll have to let me know how you like it if you see it :)

  2. I love reading these type of posts. It's great to get to know about bloggers but also find out about new bloggers too.

    Eddie is so cute! I'm totally a cat person, I have 1 cat of my own, Kia, but live with 3 others too. She's like my baby :)

    Laura | Health and Fitness Blogger

    1. I agree, I love finding new blogs to read! Speaking of, I can't wait to check out your blog :)

  3. Sun - Your list of questions is awesome! Way better than the same old, same old lists! As a MKE transplant, I cannot wait see the responses to #3. I think my fave places in MKE have to be Bel Air and VIA Downer.

    1. Thanks Chrissy! You have great taste - those are two of my favorite spots as well :) Have you been to Cempazuchi yet? If you like Mexican, their food is fantastic!