Sunday, 2 February 2014

Blogging Awards

I have recently been nominated for several blogger awards and am combining them into one blogger post (is that okay?).  I terms of nominating others, I am branching out a bit and nominating blogs that I have not mentioned before in the hopes that others will stop by and check out their journeys.

Award #1

Erin over at Swiftfox nominated me for this award.  Thank you Erin!

Here are the questions that I answered to help you get to know me better.


  1. What is your favorite colour? Blue. The color of the ocean in the summer when the sun is shining on it.
  2. Favorite animal? It's got to be a tie between cats and dogs.  I have 3 cats and 1 dog.  I do think that polar bears are amazing and would adopt one in a second if I could.
  3. Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Blue Slushies from Needs Convenience Stores
  4. Facebook or twitter? Both. I only started using Twitter so I'm not very good at it.
  5. Favorite pattern? If I'm decorating?  I love wide stripes.  If I'm wearing it...Argyle.
  6. What is my passion? Running....duh!
Now I need to nominate others women for these awards!  This time around, I am choosing to nominate some new blogs that I have discovered from a facebook site called Canuck Running Bloggers (and those that love them).  If you are a runner in Canada, and are not part of this group, please click and join.  It's always fun to find runners in your own country that can sympatize with running in -28 degree weather!!
Okay Ladies...your the love forward!
Award #2
Heather over at GirlGoesRunning nominated me for this award.  Thanks Heather.  This award helps to promote new bloggers.
Here are the questions that Heather asked that I answer: 
  1. What is your favorite distance to run? - Probably 5k...for now.  Hoping that changes this year
  2. When did you start running? I started running in 2009
  3. What is  your favourite brand of running shoe? Saucony Kinvara all the way
  4. Solo Runner or Buddy Runner? I now swear by buddy or group...makes the time go by faster
  5. Favourite post-run snack? Raisin english muffin with peanut butter and tea
  6. What made you start blogging? to be accountable for my training for my first 10k
  7. Do you have a pet? If so what kind?  I have 3 cats and 1 dog
  8. What is something not related to fitness that you think others don't know about you?  I am an only child
  9. What is your favourite TV show?  Big Bang Theory
  10. What do  you do with your race bibs? They are currently sitting in a scrapbook file..hoping to do something with them in the near future
  11. What is a pre-race ritual you have?  I don't really have one.  I don't warm up...I just line up and go.  Bad habit...I know
For this award, I have nominated:

Sally at Don't be so Simple Sally.  She is just starting please stop by and say Hi!!!!

Award #3 - The Sunshine Award
This award recognizes positivity, inspiration and creativity.  Love it!    Kimmie over at Running to Her Dreams nominated me for this award!  Kimmie has a profound sense of being able to find hearts in nature and everything she does.  Check her out!
For this award, I need to give you 11 random facts about myself.  I think if you've read the top 2 awards, you have seen 11 random facts....I don't need to bore you with any more.
For this award, I am nominating Ali over at Hit the Ground Running. 
For each of the above awards, nominees need to do 4 things:
  • Post the award to your blog
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the questions
  • Nominate others
 Thanks to everyone who has nominated me!!!


  1. Thank you for the nomination! So sweet of you!

  2. I also love big Bang. I also have no pre-race ritual, other than getting that exact same nervous-excited feeling that I used to get before a gym meet!
    I'm glad you posted this, it reminds me that I have to post mine too!