Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Liebster Award

I know it’s been a few weeks, but did anyone catch the Disney episode of Dancing with the Stars? I’ve never been a dancer, but I’m a huge fan of this show…and Disney night brought my love for DWTS  to an even deeper level. (insert cheesy grin here)

Meryl and Maks are my favorite this season, although I do love (and always have loved) Candace.
Any other DWTS fans out there? Who’s your favorite duo this season if so?

Recently, I was nominated by Heather and Frank for the Liebster Award! Thanks so much to both of you guys…I’m truly honored!

Here’s the Liebster Award guidelines:
  • Link back to the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you
  • Pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award
  • Create 10 questions for your nominees
  • Go to their blogs and notify them of their nomination
From Heather:
1. If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be and why?
Any place in the world? Gosh that’s hard, I love to travel. How about “Europe”…then I could visit many places/things all at one time!

2. What is the one thing you cannot run without?
A Garmin or RunKeeper on my phone. I’ve tried it…I’m just too OCD and have to know my exact distance on each run. Overkill, I know.
3. What is your favorite theme park ride or attraction and why?
Splash Mountain in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom – I love the theming, the music, and the colorfulness of the ride…overall, I just love the Magic Kingdom! :0)

4. What one book could you read over and over again?
Pride and Prejudice….and I have. Along with P&P variations. Love love love it.

5. What is the one "dream" race you hope to run one day and why?
Let’s face it – I wish I was fast enough for Boston. If that never happens, then a marathon in Hawaii would be incredible!
6. Name something non-running related on your bucket list and tell my why it's there!
Zip lining across a tropical forest on a tropical island! Easy enough? Yes…and I WILL do it one day! I’m thinking maybe our next Caribbean cruise…whenever that may be! 

7. If you could have a role in any movie, what movie would it be and why?
A movie from the Victorian era….cause I LOVE the dress/costuming from that time! Now that I think about it, I couldn’t imagine wearing all of that “fluff”, living in the south, without AC, and during the summer. Even so, it’s still fun to pretend! :0)

8. What sport or recreational activity have you always wanted to try, but haven't?
None – I’ve participated in every sports activity I’ve wanted to! 

warriors softball

9. What is one of the goals that you recently accomplished and what is its significance?
The last “big” goal I accomplished was Goofy’s Challenge in 2013. Also running my 5th Full Marathon this past February. I do have several upcoming goals – both in my professional career and “just for fun”, so we shall see where that leads!
Rock N Roll New Orleans Marathon 33

10. What has been the best race you've run in terms of fun, course design, crowds, bling, and overall experience?

Definitely the Disney World Marathon – hands down one of the best days of my life!

From Frank:

1. What is your funniest running story?
This made me giggle – but it’s kinda gross at the same time. Stop reading this one if you don’t want to be grossed out.
So in high school, I ran cross country. In listening to my coach, she told us to drink about a liter of water throughout the day before a race. I did that for several meets and it worked well for me. It just so happened that I had a meet on a Saturday morning – and my ding dong brain didn’t think ahead of time. Instead of drinking the water throughout the evening before the race, I woke up the morning OF and drank an ENTIRE liter of water before the race. HOLY COW. Needless to say, I ran very well – but as soon as I crossed the finish line and came to a stop, all of that water came right back up….nearly missing the shoes of the girl ahead of me in the chute. I look back on it and laugh now…but I was thoroughly grossed out at the time…and I feel bad for that poor girl.

2. If you could run with anyone living or dead, who would it be?
Walt Disney! I wonder what he thinks of the whole runDisney phenomenon?!
3. What is your top bucket list race?
4. What is your favorite TV show?
How about shows? Once Upon A Time, Dancing with the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Downton Abbey, Glee, When Calls the Heart, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Making the Team…

5. What is your favorite movie?
A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own Costume

6. If you had a monthly column in Runner's World, what would it be called?
Oh gosh this is hard. How about Karen Rambles

7. If you ran the Avengers Super-Heroes Half Marathon, who would you dress as?
Can I be Captain America?! :D

8. If there was a Star Wars marathon, who would you dress as?
This is sad…and I hate to admit it. I’ve only seen the very first Star Wars – as in Episode 1. Am I even American?!
9. What piece of running gear do you totally refuse to buy?
Refuse? I can’t think of anything!
10. What do you think of The Fat Runner Blog? (Trick question, we all know how much you love it here!)
I love it, duh!

Here’s questions for YOU:

1.) What’s your dream job?
2.) What’s your favorite type of workout and why?
3.) Name one random thing about you.
4.) Is the glass half empty or half full?
5.) Favorite travel destination?
6.) If you could be a Disney character, which one would you be and why?
7.) Who is your biggest inspiration?
8.) What is your favorite relaxing activity?
9.) Name one goal you would like to accomplish in life.
10.) Favorite quote.

Whew – that was longer than I thought it would be!  Choose one of the above questions and answer it in a comment below – I’d love to hear from you!


  1. What a fun post! Don't feel bad, I have never seen any of the Star wars movies and I wouldn't even have a name in mind for the Avengers Super Hero races cus I don't know any of them.

  2. Aww thanks so much for the nomination Karen! I'll work on it soon! :-)

  3. Thank you for the nomination!!! :0)

    I LOVED the Disney DWTS episode, though I don't ever watch it anymore. Ever since the season where Sabrina and Mark got voted off way too early is when I stopped watching. I realized it was more a popularity contest than a dancing contest. Maybe it has changed since then though?

  4. Awe thank you!

    I only watched DWTS for Candace in the Disney episode haha. I used to love it, but just can't get into it like I used to.

  5. Thanks for the nomination!

    I do watch DWTS occasionally. My wife is a huge fan of the show. We've gone to see them on tour twice. This season I've only been able to watch the Disney themed show. A former boss of mine did clearance work on that episode and it was Disney. So, I had to watch. I tend to watch more frequently when the stars on the show are interesting to me. Of course, in the fall, it's harder for me to watch because Monday nights are rehearsal nights for the Candlelight Processional.

    Anyway, fun fact about this season...one of the guys I went to college with sings in the band for DWTS this season. We share the same last name. Although, I don't think we're related. He's a good guy (even though he's a huge Dodgers fan) and ridiculously talented. I only found out about it when someone commented on his Facebook page that they saw him. So, I had to check it out. Sure enough, there he was in the band. I have some pretty talented friends.

  6. Whoa! This has to be one of my favorite Liebster posts so far! Loved the answers, loved the pics (you actually dressed as a Peach!). Awesome!


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