Saturday, September 4, 2010

10k running update and blog award

Hello dear readers!  I am spending my evening catching up on blogs, Facebook and my DVR!  I'm being a regular ole bum!  I believe I earned the right after running this afternoon.  I ran 5.63 today in 63 minutes!  I'll worry about improving my time later.  I don't think I can keep this pace up in a race...well not right now!  It was nice and cool today which made it easier. My first priority is to hit the distance consistently!  This is a huge success in my world and I can't wait to reach for more next weekend!  Now for the fun and exciting part of the post!  You can find out more tidbits about lil ole me!

I was given this awesome award back in July.  I haven't had time to truly answer and accept it until now.   I am super thankful to Joy at Nuggets of Truth and I am truly sorry for not accepting sooner!   Everyone should stop by her blog and read her inspiring journey!   

Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Nominate fifteen newly discovered blogs.
4. Let your nominees know about the award.

7 things about myself...  (This is not easy)

1. I am stoked that NKOTB got back together!  And getting to meet Donnie Wahlberg is pretty much the pinnacle of my life!  Call me a dork but meeting your teenage crush is pretty f'n awesome!  

2. I am a baseball addict.  I love my STL Cardinals to death (and right now they are killing me)!  I even have the tattoo to prove it.  So my love is a little deeper than skin, lol!  

3. I love NYC.  The sights, the sounds, the people, heck I even love the smell!  I could wander the streets people watching for hours!  But I truly love MOMA, Broadway, Serendipity 3 and spending time with my East Coast friends!

4. I like to garden.  There is nothing like the feeling of playing in dirt!  Unfortunately, all I have is a patio but I make the most of my potted plants.  The crowning glory is our peony bush rescued from my childhood home!  It has to be close to 80 years old and is still going strong!  This summer was incredibly brutal on the pots and I hope next Spring/Summer is better. 

5. I am active with my church's youth group!  I love getting to spend time with the kids on activities and mission trips.  They treat me as one of them!  It's awesome getting to revert back to my childhood with them!  But more importantly, I love being able to help them grow in their faith.

6. I am a Christmas freak!  The baking, the decorating, the shopping, the light viewing and gift giving.  I love it all!  I put up two trees and one is just Cardinals stuff!  This year I may have to scale back so that the puppy won't eat everything.  This makes me sad!  But I'll just have to make his first Christmas with us super special in a puppy friendly way!!

7.  I am excited that the air is getting crispier and cooler.  Fall is my favorite time of year!  I love all the pumpkin foods, the smell in the air, the beautiful leaves, Halloween, wearing jeans and sweaters, Thanksgiving and last but not least my birthday!  College football starts with hockey and basketball around the corner.  It a beautiful time of year!  

I nominate: Thanks for your motivation!  I am glad I found all of you and love to read your blogs!


  1. Thanks for the award Brigitte and for following!! Looks like you are going great guns on your weight loss journey!

  2. Hi Brigitte! Thank you first of all for reading my blog. It's always great to meet new faces. I am truly honored to receive this award. Good luck to you on your 10k. I am doing another 5k in 2 weeks but for sure would like to do a 10k in the future! Great blog-Ill be sure to keep up with it :) Good Luck and thanks again!

  3. Hi there! Thanks for the award! I'm so psyched that you follow my blog. You're an inspiration to me. I want to run, too! I think that's amazing. Good luck on your next race!

  4. @Andrea: Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to read more! Enjoy your award!

    @Molly: Thank you for following and reading! It is always exciting to find new blogs and I can't wait to read more! We can be on a running journey together. You are very welcome for the award!

    @Destiny150: You are an inspiration yourself!! I am super proud of your success so far. Running is something I do for fun! You just have to start and it's in your blood, lol! Thanks for the kind words.