Liebster Award

Whew what a week it’s been!  Now that we are almost settled in at our new apartment, it’s time to return to normal: regular blogging and more importantly regular workouts/running.

our new patio/view :)

our new patio/view :)

I have a lot to catch up on, but I thought I would have some fun today courtesy of Chaitali, of Running and Enjoying the Journey, thanks to her Leibster award nomination :)

1.  What inspires you to lead a fit lifestyle (however you interpret that)?  Being a nurse.  Everyday I work, I am exposed to what can happen if you don’t take care of yourself, and it’s terrifying.

2.  Why did you start blogging?  When I started to run in September 2010, I would read running blogs for tips and inspiration.  I started my own blog in 2012 to document my progress and the rest is history…

at the Mount Desert Island Half Marathon start…perhaps this would've been at the MARATHON start had I been smarter about getting my IT band treated

at the Mount Desert Island Half Marathon start…perhaps this would’ve been at the MARATHON start had I been smarter about getting my IT band treated

3. What is the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?  In regards to running: this IT band injury!  TOUGH lesson learned: don’t wait to treat an injury, and certainly don’t try training for a marathon with an injury.

on top of Cadillac Mountain (ANP)

on top of Cadillac Mountain (ANP)

4.  Favorite vacation spot?  I haven’t been to many places, but I absolutely loved Acadia National Park in Maine.

a perfect fit

a perfect fit

5.  What is the one piece of gear or clothing that you would recommend a new runner purchase?  Properly fitted shoes….and a good sports bra if you are a gal.

6. What was the last book you read and would recommend to others?  Well textbooks consume my reading now (and I would not recommend any of them), but I’m starting Michael Pollan’s In the Defense of Food this evening.  

a great way to spend weekend time :)

a great way to spend weekend time :)

7. What is your preferred way to spend a weekend?  Outside….preferablly at a race ;)

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8. What is your favorite race you’ve run so far?  The Wicked 10K has been my favorite race since 2010 (my second race I ever ran!) and I can’t wait to attempt a PR at this this year!

the beagle!

the beagle!

9. Puppies or kitties (or other)?  puppies, I want all of the puppies!

our Thanksgiving 2012 dinner

our Thanksgiving 2012 dinner..I love Thanksgiving dinner

10. What is a dream race on your bucket list?  This is a tough question!  The obvious would be Boston, but I would also love to do the Pumpkinman Triathlon in Maine….post race meal is Thanksgiving dinner and it doesn’t get better than that!

What race is on your bucket list?