The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been nominated by two of my favourite bloggers, The Improbable Runner and Jane Likes to Run for the Liebster Award! Thanks, you guys! 😀

The rules for this award are:

-Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator. Done!
-Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers. Kinda done- I don’t know how many followers  folks have, so I’ve nominated at random!
-Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer. Done!
-Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them. In Progress!


Here are the questions posed by The Improbable Runner along with my answers:

1) As a teenager, what was your most shameful celebrity crush?

Kevin Bacon. There’s no shame in that. I still fancy him, if I’m honest….

2) Pies, sweet or savoury?

Sweet, every time!

3) Free healthcare, yes or no?

Yes- but I don’t know anything else

4) How many pairs of trainers do you own?

At least six, probably eight pairs

5) What is the drunkest you’ve ever been?

Very drunk. Not my finest hour.

6) What is the most gadgety piece of sports equipment you own?

My Nike FuelBand and SportWatch GPS

7) Your favourite music album

Raintown by Deacon Blue

8) Movie currently in your dvd player/last watched

I’m watching Mrs Miracle 2 right now, so I’ll have to say that.

9) Have you had any tweets from celebs? If so who?

NikeWomen, but no famous people

10) cat or dog person?

Neither, I’m sorry!

And here are the questions posed by Jane Likes to Run, along with my answers:

1. What is your go-to drink?

Fruit tea in the morning, coffee mid morning, sparkling water any other time. Vino at the weekends 😉

2. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

The ability to function with no sleep. I could do so much!

3. What is the best book you have read recently?

Recently I re-read The Great Gatsby. Does that count?

4. What is your special weird person trick?

I can’t think of one!

5. What do you do for a living?

I’m an Operations Manager.

6. Who is your role model?

I look up to lots of people, but not one person in particular

7. If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Tenerife. Every time.

8. Do you prefer driving or riding shotgun?

Riding shotgun, being chauffeured.

9. Do you have any pets, or what kind of pets would you like to have?


10. City life or country life?

Country life for me!

My nominations go to:



Full Moon Runner

Get Going, Get Running

Running with Sam

Princess and the Jog


Mud, Sweat and Kettlebells

Tub on the Run

Waistband on the Run

And my questions are:

1. What can you see from your window right now?

2. Which is your favourite season?

3. Do you prefer to lie in or rise early?

4. What’s your favourite dinner ever?

5. What would be your dream dinner party guests?

6. What piece of advice do you most often share?

7. Which album did you last listen to?

8. Are you a Techy geek or Techno phobe?

9. Which is your favourite holiday?

10. What was the best present you ever received?

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award


Last weekend, I found out that the wonderful RunningToHerDreams had nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Thank you so much; I’m so humbled by your kindness!I love what the Sisterhood Award represents: Attitude and Gratitude which are both attributes that I value highly.The rules for the Sisterhood award are simple:

  1. Post the logo on your blog-done
  2. Thank the person who nominated you-done
  3. Choose 10-12 other ladies who blog as your nominees-done
  4. Post the links to the nominees’ blogs and notify them on their blog.-I’ll get this done ASAP, promise!

And now for the most difficult aspect of the award, in part because I have to limit my choices to ladies! These are in no particular order:

Bay Runner Jamie

The Improbable Runner

Happy Runner

Tub on the Run

Waistband on the Run

Jane Likes to Run

I’m Going Slightly Mad


Slacker Runner

Princess and the Jog



Shine On Award

Shine On Award

I’d mentioned earlier in the week how pleased I had been when runningtoherdreams nominated me for the Shine On award. My first reaction was delight; my second was, fab, what is it? Being new to the blogging world, I had no idea that such awards existed, but now I do, and I’m delighted to have received this from runningtoherdreams: thank you! If you haven’t visited her blog, you really should: I’m now addicted to looking for hearts in nature while I run, but I think they hide from me!


The rules for this blog award are simple:

1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.

2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog, and link back.

3. Share seven random, interesting things about yourself.

I’m not sure if any of these things are interesting- you can judge that for yourself!

1. I’m left handed

2. I can drive a fork lift truck

3. I can read ancient Latin and ancient Greek

4. I’m a synesthete

5. I have an addiction to handbags

6. I can tap dance

7. I’m learning Spanish

4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the Shine On Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs

I’m delighted to nominate:

BayRunner Jamie

The Improbable Runner

Loving Food, Fashion & Life

278 to Boston



Paul Smuts

Run Kate Run

Run Dabblers

Tub on the Run


Run Eat Life


Run, Hemingway, Run!

Charlotte Hoather

5. Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog

Nominating blogs is much, much tougher than I had anticipated!

Today’s Stats:

Run: 3.41 miles

Time: 34:58

Weather: Sunny and warm

Trainers: Nike Lunar Racers

First Running Track Today:

Today’s Life Lesson: there are still some gentlemen out there, believe it or not

Do you have plans for the weekend?