The Liebster Award: A Shout Out to Bloggers


Hi everyone,

I received a comment on my blog a couple of days ago that one of my favorite bloggers runstilettos nominated my blog for a Liebster Award. My first reaction was WOW how great is that and then WOW I can’t believe it. Runstilettos is also from Des Moines and we recently just met at the Girls on the Run 5K. I love reading her stories so you should check her blog out too!

So I still haven’t answered the question you want answered, right? What the heck is a Liebster Award?

First off – Liebster is a German for “favorite” so I guess in layman’s terms this is the Favorite Blog Award. It is awarded to a blog that has less than 200 followers. It is an amazing opportunity to get to know other blogs and pay it forward. The rules for receiving this award are:

  • Recognizing the awesome blogger that nominated you!
  • Write 11 things about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger who nominated you asked.
  • THE BEST PART: nominate new bloggers!
  • Write 11 questions of your own for the bloggers you nominate.

To start off here are 11 random facts about myself.

  1. Before 3 years ago I had never run more than 1 mile at a time. I never thought I would run 26.2!
  2. I am deathly afraid of needles. I literally ran away from the nurse and left the building when I needed a shot at 18 years old. To this day I still lose sleep if I know I am going to get a finger prick a month away.
  3. I am a picky eater. The list of things I don’t like is much longer than the list of things I do like.
  4. My hometown was flooded in 1993 so I lived and went to school in FEMA trailers for almost 2 years of my life.
  5. I hate scary movies.
  6. Almost my whole wardrobe is from Express as I worked there in high school and college.
  7. If I don’t get at least 8 hours of sleep you don’t want to talk to me the next day.
  8. I majored in Spanish in college and spent a semester in Spain.
  9. While in Spain, I watched The Running of Bulls (San Fermin) while living in Pamplona.
  10. I talk to my mom and both of my sisters on the phone everyday. I love them. 🙂
  11. If you come to my house, the TV will either be on E! or Bravo. I can’t get enough of the Real Housewives! 🙂

Here are the questions the blogger who nominated me asked:

  1. What is the worst first date you’ve ever been on? Does anyone go on dates anymore? I think they are mostly “group hangs”. haha
  2. What is the most embarrassing event to have happened to you on a run or at the gym? About a year ago I wiped out on the concrete in front of The Royal Mile (a bar dt dsm). Did I mention it was summer and the patio was full of people? With bloody knees, I got up and tried to keep going, while really I was totally embarrassed.
  3. What is your dream job? A job where I feel as though I’m doing something to help the greater good.
  4. What is your all-time favorite TV show? The OC
  5. Dog or Cat? Dog
  6. Who is your celebrity husband/wife? (if you could marry a celebrity, who would it be?) Adam Levine
  7. What inspires you? Kids. They have a different outlook on the world and remind you whats important and how to be creative.
  8. What is your biggest accomplishment, to date? Running my first marathon.
  9. What has been your favorite vacation? Disney World with my family in junior high.
  10. What is your comfort food? TunaMac
  11. If you could go back in time, who would you want to meet? Abraham Lincoln


11 questions for my bloggers

  1. Who is your fitness inspiration?
  2. What is one thing you did everyday when you were 10, but now never do?
  3. What is your favorite brunch item?
  4. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
  5. What is your greatest accomplishment?
  6. If you had to spend 24 hours with either Lindsay Lohan or Amanda Bynes who would you choose?
  7. What was your worst haircut?
  8. Early bird or night owl?
  9. What was the last book you read?
  10. What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen a stranger do in public?
  11. Apple or Android?

Hope you all get to explore some new awesome blogs that you might not have known about. I know I have! That’s what it’s all about.

Keep Running!


8 thoughts on “The Liebster Award: A Shout Out to Bloggers

  1. I knew it would be Adam Levine! I love your answer to number 7, I think that’s why I love working with kids even thought they can drive you crazy! Also, thanks for the nomination girlfriend!

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