Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Liebster Award Honors!

I'm taking a break from all that is my pictures are being bitchy about uploading...and I'm doing a fun survey that I was tagged in my the one and only B.o.B or Beth if your in the know!!!!  She is an amazing runner and triathlete training right now for her big Ironman!!  She's awesome and honest and real about her training...check her out! 

 Here are the questions she threw to me!

1. What is your go to snack?
I'm a big fan of almonds or a KIND bar but lately I have been really craving walnuts and blueberries!  It's funny because my snacks change with the seasons...catch me noshing on pineapple or cherries in the summer!
2. What is your favorite at home easy meal to make?
You can usually find some sort of taco salad or something to that effect on our dinner table at least once a week.  I prep the veggies ahead of time and then I can throw it together in a hurry by just cooking ground turkey.  Plus my hubby can include more toppings if he wants.  However, if I can convince him to grill...nothing is easier than throwing some chicken and steaks on the grill while I roast asparagus!  YUM!
3. What is your favorite way to unwind?
I love relaxing with a good book but these days I find myself falling asleep by page 2!  My all time favorite way to unwind is me...on a beach chair...toes in the the beach!  AHHHHHH can't wait for Summer!
4. How many pairs of running shoes do you currently own?
Ummm yeah I'm pretty sure this is inching it's way above 10.  I have 11 pairs now and 9 of those are Saucony!!!
5. What was the best part of your day today?
 Since it's early I would say the best part so far was either my good morning hug from my oldest (the best sleepy hi mom hug!) or when our youngest said, "Love you Mom" as I was leaving for work!  Melt my heart moments!
6. What was the worst part of your day today?
Trying to connect to the wireless network at work...there have been issues and so our tech person changed the password and it is just making me want to punch someone in the throat!! I'm done!
7. What time do you get up every morning?
If I'm going to the gym it is 4am...if I'm running at home it is 4:30 or so.  If you ask my husband I'm sure he would disagree!
8. What is your favorite tv show?
This is a hard one!!  Can I say Dawson's Creek?  

I'm currently in a "Real Housewives" reality ANYTHING phase!  Basically if it's on Bravo I watch it!  Scandal and Grey's Anatomy are on break and so is Homeland so reality TV it is!
9. What is your favorite running route and why?
I would say my favorite route ever is back home in Newport, RI.  It starts at my parents house and hits all the hot spots including mansions, and cliffs that lead to the ocean.  I love running this route not only because the scenery is beautiful but it helps me to feel home again!  

At home I love running in our old neighborhood which was quiet and had ocean views at every bend...yeah basically give me the ocean and I'm happy!
10. Who has been your biggest fitness inspiration to date?
 Honestly there are amazing runners who I know I'll never be like my girls Kara and Shalane
I just know my stubby legs will never take me along as fast as these ladies' legs do!  That being said it is all of you that inspire me each and every day!  Real people...setting goals and breaking right through them...seeing every obstacle in the way and making it matter the speed you all inspire me to reach down and pull the best version of myself out!  My girls do inspire me to be a good example for them but it is all of you that keep me pushing!  Thank you for pushing yourselves and being honest with the process!!!

Since I'm awful at singling out just 10 people....because I'm an elementary school teacher and I don't want to leave anyone out...consider yourselves tagged!!! 


  1. So fun. I might steal some of these.

  2. Yay! Thanks for playing! I LOVED Dawson's Creek as well. But I thought it should be Pacey's Creek. Hahaha And I'm about to grab some almonds myself. I see trend with the nut snack.

  3. If I got up as early as you did, I would never be able to stay awake and read.
    And, RHOC!!! I like RHONY too. Not a big fan of Miami.