The Liebster Award!

I am SO excited to tell you that I was nominated for the Liebster Award by 2 awesome bloggers, Shannon from Girl’s Got Sole and Colleen from The Chocolate Mile.

What is the Liebster award?

The Liebster award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

Rules for receiving this award:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Then answer the questions the tagger sent for them, plus create 11 questions for the people they’ve tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Notify the people you have tagged.
5. No tag backs.
 How awesome is this? A whole blog post about me! Wait… isn’t that what this whole site is about… hahaha. Ok, so here we go, hope you enjoy!
11 Things about me:
1. I grew up in Florida, like 15 minutes from Clearwater Beach. Sometimes I miss it.
2. I was in NJROTC in high school. I even did the twirling guns stuff! I was pretty hardcore and kind of a big deal.
See that hottie with the pointy sword? Yea, thats me. This was at a competition and I was reporting in- Requesting permission to begin.
3. My Favorite Color used to be Yellow because I was obsessed with Smiley Faces. I’m not just saying that, I was literally obsessed. My parents even turned my car into a Smiley-mobile for my 18th birthday (it died shortly after that… I’m still bitter about it)
(the only picture I can currently find of the Smiley-Mobile… excuse the horrible sun glaring face, bad glasses and ridiculous hair.)
4. My favorite color somehow morphed from yellow to pink. I never thought I was “that girl” who loved everything pink… but I am.
5. My husband and I only saw each other in person for a total of 19 days before we eloped. Curious about the story? I wrote it all out awhile ago. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
one of the first pictures of us together when I came to visit for the first time.
6. I broke my orbital in a car accident in 2006 and had to have reconstructive facial surgery. This led to an obsession with protecting said orbital. Ask anyone I was around from 2006-2008ish… It was kinda annoying.
7. I was a part of a Ministry Team that toured around the country putting on youth events. We lived on a bus (not a cool band tour bus… just a big bus that had seats the turned into beds smaller than twin size beds and we had to sleep 2 in each bunk. I was on the drama team and got to perform each weekend in front of thousands of people.
8. I was homeschooled from 1st-7th grade.
9. I used to hate onions so much that I would scrape them off my McDonalds burger (you know the tiny minced onces?)… Now I love onions and hate McDonalds.
10. I played the violin in 8th grade orchestra. And I may have had a crush on my teacher. Who just so happened to live on my street. And I may have gone to his house several times and knocked on the door just to say hi… What?! I was in 8th grade! Also, see #8 above for further explanations.
11. I love Disney. Anything Disney. Especially Beauty and the Beast.
Now for the questions from Colleen…

  1. What’s your favorite food? – I love Thai Food!
  2. Do you exercise in classes or on your own? – I go to my local CrossFit Box 4-5x a week and run on my own
  3. What was one huge moment in your fitness/ weight loss journey? – Seeing my 60 day fat loss before and after pictures. It was so motivating to see the change in such a short time!
  4. What’s your favorite tv show? – Criminal Minds.
  5. How much money can you justify spending on one pair of shoes? – Running shoes: $120. Any other shoes: $20
  6. Would you rather go to the theater or a sporting event?- Theater.
  7. Morning or night?- Morning!
  8. Favorite drink?- Water and Peach Tea
  9. Do you love your job?- It fits me great for where I’m at now.
  10. What’s your favorite piece of clothing? – My WODink Burpee Shirt.
  11. What’s the biggest emotional or physical hurdle you’ve jumped? – My struggle with Hashimoto’s has been both physical and emotional. I’m still working on it, and I think I always will be.

And the questions from Shannon:

1. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind are they? – A cocker spaniel named Delilah.
2. What is your favorite fitness sport/activity?- CrossFit, all the way!
3. What book are you currently reading? – The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
4. Do you have a favorite podcast you listen to? If so, what is it? – eeek, I used to listen to podcasts all the time… but now I don’t. Oops!
5. Favorite guilty food pleasure? Is it cake, cookies, candy? – Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream. With Rainbow Sprinkles.
6. Is there a race that’s on your bucket list? What is it? – After my WDW Marathon DNF I am determined to go back and complete the Goofy Challenge.
7. Are you a country girl/mountain girl/city girl? – I used to think I was a city girl. Now I feel like I could be a country girl. I guess I may be a hybrid!
8. Favorite summer Olympic sport you won’t miss? – I love watching Track and Field when I can.
9. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? – Thats tough! There are a ton of historical events that would be awesome to watch. I have a hard time thinking about the future events because I plan on being there anyway. Maybe I would have liked to see Jesus teaching the Sermon on the Mount.
10. What is your favorite season and why? – Fall! Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Hayrides, and Hoodies.
11. Do you prefer to workout alone or with others? Why? – I love CrossFit for working out with others but I like running by myself.


Now I get to pick questions for the people I tag!

1. Favorite Childhood Memory?
2. What is an item from your “bucket list”?
3. Why did you start blogging?
4. Do you prefer hot or cold weather?
5. Who is your role model?
6. Do you have a “guilty pleasure”? TV show, snack, anything?
7. Facebook or Twitter?
8. Coffee or Tea?
9. What is your dream job?
10. Flip Flops or Sneakers?
11. What is your favorite color?

The bloggers I nominate:

1. Joanna from Sports Bras & Sippy Cups

2. Jenn from Eat, Sleep, Run Disney

3. Rachel from Runners Tales

4. Jen from Extra*Ordinary

5. Linz from Itz Linz

6. Rachel from Running Backwards in High Heels

7. Megan from Running Toward the Prize

8. Wymberly from CrossFit Super Mom

9. Linzi from Destination 26.2

10. Divya from Eat Teach Blog

11. Heather from Better with Veggies


What are some random facts about you?