Liebster Award — thanking you for inspiring me!


Thanks so much to Erin, Jess, Shawn and Katie (OK, Katie and Shawn, you nominated me a long time ago and I never got around to doing this post — sorry!) for the nominations. I hope you know how much all of you ladies inspire me with the healthy lifestyles you lead and the awesome blogs you write!

Just so this post isn’t TOO long, I’m only going to answer Erin’s 11 questions 🙂

What was the inspiration for your blog and its name?

I originally started my blog in grad school for my master’s project and it was targeted at college students who were trying to find a balance between the go, go, go to class and work and internships and parties and late night study sessions with making healthy decisions. I quickly realized that the journey to finding a balance in life is one that I’ll likely experience the rest of my life!

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging in hopes it would help inspire even one other person. Healthy living blogs have really helped me live a healthy lifestyle and I’d love to pay that forward.

What’s your favorite topic to write about?

I like writing race recaps and writing about my pregnancy has been a lot of fun (for me anyways!)

What keeps you motivated?

Seeing progress and feeling good overall. Before I started taking care of myself better I didn’t realize just how crappy I used to feel.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?

I’d love to have the power of telekinesis or teleportation. Telekinesis would just be cool and plane tickets are expensive, so teleportation would just be so much more economical (and better for the environment!).

What’s your biggest fitness goal, or A race, this year?

To  have a healthy pregnancy and to get back into shape once baby arrives!

Describe your perfect day.

Summer day: Sleep in, morning run, brunch, walk with the dog and hubs, dinner at Sea Salt = perfection.

Do you have a mantra, and if so, what is it?

I don’t really have a go-to mantra, but I used “you can do anything for ___ more minutes or ___ more miles” and “you’re stronger than you think” during my last marathon!

What’s your go-to dinner?

Tilapia tacos, pizza on the grill, Lee’s super easy pad thai. Simple and both the hubs and I enjoy them!

If you could give your 16-year-old self a piece of advice, what would it be?

This isn’t what life is going to be like forever. In ten years, it won’t matter how popular you are or what kind of clothes you wear. Start taking care of yourself and develop healthy habits now!

Are you going to pass the torch and nominate 11 other bloggers?

No 😦 But I am going to update my blogroll soon since my list of blogs that I regularly read has grown since I originally created it! Thanks again for the nominations, everyone!

Also, congrats to Katie M. or @carrotrunr who won the Nasoya TofuPlus giveaway!

3 thoughts on “Liebster Award — thanking you for inspiring me!

  1. erin

    Love! So fun to read your answers 🙂 Great advice to your 16-year-old self… time will pass anyway, so better to start now! Teleportation… yes, please!


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