Saturday, January 24, 2009

Why, thank you!

I have gotten many awards from some of my blogging friends but I unfortunately never got the chance to post them. I never want to be tooting my own horn at all, but I felt bad not posting them for their sake because I really do appreciate them!

First off, I got the Bloggy Goodness Award. :)


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Then I got the Lovely Award from Mollie @ MizzouBelle and Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers @ Pink Pearls and Muddy Sneakers

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Then I got the Honest Scrap Award from Kirby @ Good Gals Inc
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I got this award also!
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Then Aron @ Runner's Rambles gave me the Your Blog is Fabulous award.
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Most of these awards say to tell 5 things you love, or 10 weird things about you, or 10 super honest things about yourself. So here's 5 things I love, and 5 super honest and somewhat weird things about me.


1. I am obsessed with my iPhone and I feel lost and naked without it. I'm constantly checking where it is and making sure it's safe and constantly am on facebook. We are being honest here!


2. Mr. R always picks up things after I leave them behind and then I freak out that I left them at wherever we were. I.E. the other day we were at dinner and I freaked out thinking I forgot my sweater, and started looking all over for it, like throughout the place we were at, about ready to get on my hands and knees searching. The entire time it was on Mr. R's shoulder.


3. I am the biggest klutz around. I am always bruising myself and running into walls and hurting myself in the most random ways. I.E. when I run into walls on my run.


4. I love Macaroni and Cheese. It's my favorite food in the world and nothing compares to Velveeta Shells and Cheddar. It's the BEST. If I could eat that every day for the rest of my life I would be happy. I also love grilled cheese. I am pretty much just obsessed with cheese.


5. I am obsessed with my TIVO. I think about all the shows I've recorded all day long and when I'm going to watch them. Now that I just moved and gotten a new TIVO, I'm super scared that my shows aren't recording right and then I won't have anything to watch when I get home from work or working out.


6. When I'm running, I think of my body as a car, the first 5-10 minutes I'm in 1st-2nd gear, then I kick it into 3rd gear for a little bit, and then the majority of my run I'm in cruise control in 4th gear. It's really weird but I literally picture my body shifting gears like a car. Sometimes I can also feel my hands switching the gears like on a stick shift. Freaks me out too.


7. I drink about 6-7 nalogen bottles of water if not more a day. I usually go to the bathroom once every hour. Long car rides and I don't mix, I can barely even make it home from work without exploding.


8. I've become very obsessed with running blogs and reading about others running, racing, and working out. I feel like everyone is so nice and friendly. Honestly, I was nervous for my first blog meet up but it was great and the people that I met up with were just like they were online! Nice, caring, supportive and friendly. I am not a creeper so it was nice to meet up with people with my same interests, and everyone is so motivating and kind!


9. I want to travel more. I love spending long weekends away and just lounging and running in new places. I figure if I run marathons in new locations it gives me a mini reason to travel and check out cool new places! :)


10. I am obsessed with peanut butter M&Ms. They are so delicious and I try to always have a bag at my desk. Not like a Fun Size bag, like a straight Costco Sized Bulk Bag. Yea, no wonder I have to run! :)

Sorry for the two awards that I don't remember who gave them to me, if you did, please remind me and I'll post your link! Seriously, it really means a lot that so many of you get so much out of my blog. I never think of myself as motivating or inspiring at all, but I'm glad that you can come here and get more ideas and learn more about running and racing! I am glad I can help give advice and make exercising more fun and fashionable! ;) I hope that you continue on my journey to the full marathon in May. You are all such an encouragement to me as well and I'm so thankful to this community!

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On another note, I'm participating in the virtual race, 7 on the 7th! hosted by Run To The Finish! That's 7 miles on the 7th of February. You can be added by adding her a comment if you want, and you have up until February 5th! So get over there and sign up. You can walk, walk run, or run the whole thing. There are a lot of participants and I'm really looking forward to it, and 'running' with all my virtual friends. Wow that last line made me sound really lame :.../


Enough! Go Sign up! And thank you, thank you, thank you, for reading, for visiting and for the awards!


xoxo

34 comments:

Cheetah Girl said...

Haha! I share your favorite foods! So weird! Mac and Cheese is my absolute FAVORITE as well as white cheese dip from mexican restaurants. And peanut butter M&Ms, omg, I could eat the economy size bad if my stomach wouldn't explode! hehe!
~Cheetah

Liana said...

yay on so many awards you so deserve them :)

Missy R. said...

Wow Congrats on all your awards! Love your blog!

audgepodge said...

Haha... that gear shifting thing is totally fascinating to me! And I *wish* I was that good at drinking water... good for you!

Marci said...

I need to drink more water... *sigh*. I like the car gear analogy, I may try that, although I can't drive a standard.

Denise said...

Cute post! I wish I could leave a bag of peanut butter m&m's at my desk...but I'd eat the entire thing at once. No self control over here.

Mollie said...

I looovve macaroni and cheese and peanut M&Ms! My school's dining halls have wonderful shells and cheese... I read the nutritional facts the other day on their website and it made me depressed haha

Congrats on the awards! :)

Amanda said...

Mmmm, velveeta shells and cheese is for sure the best around, and I absolutely love peanut butter M&Ms!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I love mac and cheese too! I don't eat it that often but when I do it is heaven! Congrats on you awards!

Janice {Run Far} said...

You deserve each and every award.
It's always fun to get to know my Virtual friends better.
Look me up on facebook
Janice Horsley Cook

I love Peanut Butter M&M's too. I can't have them around cause I can't stop eating them, and they go straight to my gut.... and it does not need to get any bigger. (that's my problem area)

Burger said...

I have so many things I agree with on your post. Above all else, I have to say that Tivo is the best thing to come around since the advent of the internet.

Allows us to have lives and watch our shows at our leisure. How great is that?

Tania said...

Once I read how much water you drink a day, I was ashamed of my own habits! I live in the desert and you still drink me under the table! Filling up my glass now!

Thanks to your suggestion, I went out and got a running skirt at Target. It's so comfy, but I have yet to run in it. Maybe today?

NiC said...

I'm in LOVE with mac n cheese. The shelles are the BEST! Ahh my mouth is watering!

I too am also quite clumsy. I often walk into walls, trip, fall etc... sometimes its funny, sometimes NOT :)

AND peanut butter M&M's are my FAVE! My boyfriends mom has them on stock for me so i always have a treat! HAHA

Congrats on all your awards! :)

Kim said...

I'm a mac and cheese freak too. LOVE IT! And grilled cheese...mmmm...

Havea good weekend!

jlc said...

Hahah! Way to be honest about facebook -- I personally am always on that thing!

I confess -- I've done that car analogy before as well. Haha. Whatever gets you through! :)

skinnyrunner said...

wahoozles and congrats on all your awards! i also love peanut butter mms but not peanut ones. pms strikes and i can down a bag of those babies like nobody's business.

chia said...

Nice bling chica. I have separation anxiety issues with my phone too ;-). Rock on sista!

Alisa said...

I too, heart my iphone and PB M&M's!!!! (Please don't tell me if Costco starts selling the PB M&M's...I would have to run a marathon every day.)

I'll be virtually running along with ya on the 7th!

RunToFinish said...

OH 7, 8 and 9 all speak to me!! SEriously people at work think I have like a bladder issue, but I just drink a lot of water!

Marlene said...

too funny about the gear-shifting!

congrats on all of the awards!

D10 said...

Had to laugh at the drinking water and peeing every hour. I am the same way at work! Fun stuff.

J said...

How many ounces is your nalogen bottle?? thats a lot of water! I am obsessed with blogs too! You have an Iphone! so lucky!

Kappa Prep said...

Congrats on all your awards!! I too LOVE peanut butter M&Ms, they the best during a movie!

BeachRunner said...

I lurve my iPhone too. And I have to agree 110% that you are full of bloggy goodness and fabulosity. I am so jealous of your Tivo. I have a standard cable DVR, which is great but the software and search functions are a little clunky. Still, I can't live without DVR'ing. But I hear the TIVO really rocks.

Matt said...

I drink a crapload of water too! So much that I think I am going to buy a Brita so i can save some money on water bottles!

Oh, I added you to my blogroll :)

Fit Bottomed Girls said...

Just a note to let you know that you won a free Smart Ones breakfast item (http://fitbottomedgirls.blogspot.com/2009/01/nosh-smart-ones-morning-express-review.html)! Woohoo! E-mail me your address at contact@fitbottomedgirls.com, and I'll get it in the mail soon. :)

Donald said...

Wow. I didn't even know there were so many awards out there. I definitely need to keep reading your blog.

Laurel said...

Mmmmm, mac and cheese! I just made some homemade mac n cheese the other night for dinner. So good!

aron said...

sooo many fun awards!!! i feel lost without my iphone now too and i have only had it just over a week!

Kate said...

So glad I stumbled across your blog! It looks awesome! I'll be checking in for tips to improve my running:) Congrats on the awards!

http://gokristen.wordpress.com said...

Hey there, came across your blog and thought I would say hi...HI!
Also, I feel the same way about pizza as you do about mac n' cheese....

Couple good places for mac n' cheese...Smitty's...O'Bar in WeHo & Mastros!

Cindy said...

way to rack up the awards! you have a great blog-nice work :)

Oz Runner said...

that's hilarious that you "shift" your body in gears like a car when running....I've never thought about it like that, maybe I'll try it...

Marcy said...

I am SO with you on the water thing. I do a gallon a day. It's some weird throwback from pregnancy. The nurse would always be like "Ok if your pee is clear that means you're getting enough fluids" so I would drink water like a mo-foer (like I was thinking my baby would dry out or something?!? HAHAHA). And for whatever reason the habit just stuck.