Kreativ Blogger Award

21 Apr

Good morning! I’m sitting sipping my coffee and getting ready to chow down some breakfast pre-10 miler. The lovely Heather from Where’s the Beach nominated me for this award. Of all the blogs out there, I was one of her choices, thank you SO MUCH! Smile 


The premise behind this is to share 7 things about me, then pick other bloggers to share their 7 things. Well we all know I like to talk about myself, so here goes!

1) I am a very messy person, but only in hidden areas like closets, cabinets, my bedroom, etc. Otherwise, I’m a neat/clean freak.

2) I have a pretty large collection of shot glasses – which is funny because I can’t really do shots. Hard alcohol forced at an alarming rate of speed into my body does not go over well.

3) I get nervous before every single race. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve done it, or how prepared I am, or the distance, the nerves kick into high gear and I have to channel that nervous energy or I’ll freak myself out completely.

4) I love going to casinos – but I don’t gamble (unless it’s bingo). I love going for the restaurants, shops, drinks, and of course people watching.

5) I am a hard core friend defender. I get so fired up if someone insults a friend, or does something else. Like, livid…I can’t even stand it. But if someone insults me, I’m the first person to write it off as “Oh, it’s no big deal, they’re just insecure or being an a-hole.” Hmm…

6) I would really love to live in Chicago some day – but I don’t know if that’ll ever happen because I can’t stand being away from the ocean. I lived in Iowa for a year, and just about died (drama much?) because I couldn’t go to the beach for an entire summer. (And, sorry Chicagoans, but Lake Michigan is not “the beach” to this East Coast Girl – if it ain’t salt water, it ain’t the beach).

7) The idea of running without my Garmin stresses me out, but I want to embrace it too (for easy runs, fun runs, etc. not runs where I have goal paces, intervals, etc.) Any advice for overcoming this would be much appreciated!

Now, I have to nominate a few people to do this. It’s so hard to choose when there are so many people in blog land that I’d like to know more about! I say:

Christine – These Happy Miles

Andrea – The MF Dre

Heather – Running with Sass

Charlotte – Wild Things Run Free

There, that’s a good list – all awesome blogs and people who are different from me and each other!

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my little world, now I must get dressed and get ready for my first double digit run since New Orleans!

Tell me: do we have anything in common? Advice for running Garmin-less and NOT stressing? Who would you nominate for this award? Too many questions for 7:30 on a Saturday morning?




11 Responses to “Kreativ Blogger Award”

  1. runningwithsass April 21, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Thanks for choosing me! I will be sure to do this when I get back from out of town!

  2. jobo April 21, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Chicago! I can see why, it’s a great city! But so is Boston hehe 😉

  3. Heather (Where's the Beach) April 21, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    LOL – love Chicago! But agree, their beaches are not the same as ocean beaches. I am also with you on getting nervous before races (sometimes I get nervous before I head out for a long run even), and I am seriously addicted to having my Garmin. I think if I just wore it without turning it on I’d be better than not having it period.

  4. Annica April 21, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Congrats! I am the same way when it comes to being clean/messy. Everywhere but my room is always neat. My rom…well it usually looks like a disaster zone.

  5. bearrunner April 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Congratulations, you really deserve it. You have a great blog 🙂


  6. Laura April 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    I get nervous before every race too! I think it’s a good thing– that extra adrenaline rush helps fuel faster paces. 🙂 And I can do the same thing with messes– I want the common areas clean, but my dresser and bathroom cupboards can be quite disorganized!

  7. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf April 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m totally the same with #1 which kid of drives my husband crazy because he would just like me to be consistent 🙂 I also hate gambling but the rest of my family is full of gamblers. We’re Chinese after all 🙂

  8. Jess Sutera April 23, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Advice for going Garmin-less? Just run. No thinking. Just running. 🙂

    • runcupcake April 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      I know. I kind of did that yesterday. I started it,turned back to the clock, and just ran. As long as it’s on my arm I feel better, even if I can’t watch what it’s doing every 2 seconds.

  9. Wild Things Run Free April 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    thanks for the tag! 😉 I WILL do this this week. I WILL WILL WILL (repeating to myself so i remember! ha)

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