Mystery Blogger Award

Blogger award time! I have not participated in one of these before, but my blogging buddy thedancingrunner nominated me and thought it looked fun. You should check out her site, she has some great posts. Thanks for nominating me! I will also nominate three more bloggers that deserve recognition and to pass on the love after I answer some questions.

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Here are the rules…

-Thank whomever nominated you and include a link to their blog
-Tell your readers three things about yourself
-Nominate bloggers you feel deserve the award
-Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
-Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny one
-Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

Soooo, following the rules of the “Mystery Blogger Award,” I need to tell you you three things about myself. Here it goes:

I travel to eat good food. That may not be the only reason, but it is a major reason. I mean, getting to know a culture through their food…yes! Street food is my favorite. You know if the locals are lined up and eating the cheap, fresh street food, it has gotta be good. Go where the locals go.

I am an ambivert. Yep, that is a thing. Depending on the situation, the people around me, the mood I am in, I can be an introvert or an extrovert. Sometimes, I just need to be alone or with my family to recharge, and other times I want to be in a crowd of people, socializing. I’m weird like that.

I was raised to be fiercely independent. I am certain this is a big reason I love running. I feel a lot of independence when I am out there, which I need and thrive on. No one can do a run for you. A runner has to rely completely on themselves to get it done, whether that is through a foreign country on unknown streets or trails, extreme weather conditions, or diving into a new race distance. I dig that. I feel like running is something I do completely on my own.

Q & A:

-What is your proudest moment in your life thus far?

My proudest moment so far is bringing my two children into the world and thus far, not screwing them up too badly. They seem relatively happy and adjusted, so that makes me super proud. It was not easy getting them here, especially our daughter, but those little people make my heart swell more than anything else in the world. They are the definition of good.

-If you had to post one more picture on social media and then never post again for the rest of your life, what would it be a picture of?

I should say this one:

But, I would probably choose this one:

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-What is your favorite summer beverage (alcoholic or non alcoholic) besides water?

Coffee is my breakfast. It may be my favorite part of the day, the combination of drinking coffee and reading my book.

But specifically for summer, I would say soda water. Those LaCroix flavors are ammaaazing. I am currently in love with the coconut one. It is like summer in a can.

Red wine for the end of the day when it is time to kick back.
-How long have you been blogging?

I am a newbie. I have only been blogging for two months. What a learning curve this has been! Any and all blogging advice is welcome. Some of you are veterans when compared to my measly two months. I am really enjoying it though. It gives me a place to voice my ideas. I am a somewhat quiet person, depending on whom surrounds me, so this is a good place for me to get some things I have learned about running, traveling, and including my family in on those things.
-What is the best blog post that you’ve ever posted?

People shared this one quite a bit and drove traffic to my site. I think I timed it right as it was the beginning of warmer weather and people were wanting to start a running routine.

10 Tips for Running in the Morning: As Told by GIFs

Here are some bloggers I would like to learn more about!

Trevor–Rubber Ankle Running

Nat–This Vet Runs

Cat–cat h. bradley

And here are my five questions for my nominees:

1. When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?

2. You all are impressive runners, so this applies to all of you–how long have you been running and what was your proudest moment in running?

3. What are some things that make your day better? 

4. What is the best book you have read? 

5. What job would you be terrible at? 

Until next time, my friends.

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