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Liebster Award & PDR!

August 12, 2012

Good morning! Are you all having a good weekend?! I sure am! I’m actually writing this from KANSAS CITY!!!! I’m home with my family for a couple days and I’m definitely glad to be here! I miss these people!

I also did something else very exciting yesterday (no surprise here for those of you who follow me on twitter…) I had a PDR!!!! (personal distance record).



I was pretty ridiculously pumped about it. It was actually a really good run too, I felt great (okay, my hip flexors were sore, but still) and I really enjoyed the run! I think the best part about it is that I’ve been running with the same girl for a few runs and I love chatting with her, it really makes the time fly! And the weather was fantastic, which certainly doesn’t hurt!


Another great thing? I was nominated for the Liebster award by Laurie!

The rules are simple:  Tell 11 facts about yourself, answer the questions posed by person who nominated you, make up 11 questions of your own, and nominate 11 people.

Instead of giving you facts about myself, here are links to other posts where I’ve done the same thing (lol sorry but it’s family time around here):

5 Things Survey (from the first couple weeks of my blog!)

7 Things

20 Questions

11 Things

11 Things (again…)

A to Z Survey

This or That


Laurie’s Questions for me

1. What is your favorite Olympic event to watch?

Diving! I love watching them flip through the air!

2. What event would you participate in if you had unlimited talent?

Probably Gymnastics, I’ve always wished I was that strong and graceful!

3. What is your favorite quote?

Oh gosh, I don’t think I have one favorite, there are too many! Here’s a top contender though: "There are times in the lives of most of us when we would have given all the world to be as we were but yesterday, though yesterday has passed over us unappreciated and unenjoyed." – William Edward Hartpole Lecky. A reminder to appreciate every moment!

4. What is your favorite form of exercise?


5. Have you seen The Dark Knight Rises, and is it not the best movie ever?  <– I really want to know if you feel this way

Haha, no I haven’t. I saw the first of the 3 and loved it but never saw the second or the newest.

6. Best movie you’ve seen recently?

I actually haven’t seen many movies recently, I don’t go often. One that sticks out in my mind (and yes, this is a bit older now) is the Kings Speech.

7. What is your favorite memory?

Oh dear, really? I honestly don’t think I could choose, I’ve really liked my life! Haha

8. What are you currently reading?

Ugh, waiting on books from the library! Runners World Magazines, if that counts!

9. If you are married, what were your wedding colors, and if you aren’t — what colors do you think they will be?

NO IDEA. Haha not one of those girls who has a dream wedding figured out. I think I’ll decide what I want when I know who I’m going to marry and when we’re getting married!

10. Favorite movie trilogy?

Lol not a trilogy but a heptalogy (looked that up) is HARRY POTTER! Can’t get better than that.

11. Favorite beverage?

Water. Yes, I’m lame.


Here are my 11 questions for those I’ve nominated:

1. How did your parents choose your first name?

2. Are you allergic to anything?

3. If you had to live in another country, which one would it be?

4. What’s the best frozen yogurt place you’ve ever been to?

5. What was your first pet?

6. If you were me (Katie) what would you choose as a career/job?

7. What would your patronus be? (for you non-harry potter fans, animal spirit)

8. If you had to choose between chocolate, vanilla or strawberry ice cream/milk shake, which would you pick?

9. What should I get Neville (my goldfish) for his 2nd birthday?

10. Where do you think would be a fun place to retire to?

11. What color are your nails right now?


People I nominate:

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries

Chelsey @ Clean Eating Chelsey

Molly @ Heart, Sole & Cereal

Bailey @ Fit Philanthropist

Alex @ The Run Within

Bethany @ Accidental Intentions


Come on, answer some of these questions!!! Haha I’d love to hear!

40 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2012 6:16 am

    I am so proud of you! I saw your tweets yesterday and I was just squealing for joy. So well deserved. I can’t wait to see your marathon after all this great training. Thanks for nomination!

  2. August 12, 2012 6:50 am

    Have the best time at home! I tried to bring you froyo at the airport but they wouldn’t let me through security. I had to eat it all myself.

    • August 12, 2012 2:02 pm

      Oh you poor thing, good job taking one for the team there. I better see you when I get back! Sadly you’ll be doing that annoying thing called a job…

  3. August 12, 2012 7:47 am

    Congratulations on the PDR… that is an exceptional distance and I am so so proud of you Katie! I would also be a gymnast if I had the ability, what they do just amazes me each time I watch
    Have the greatest time at home 🙂

  4. August 12, 2012 8:14 am

    Strong work on your PDR! That is awesome girl! Can’t wait to chat again and catch up a bit… It’s been too long! Hope you’re having fun at home!

    • August 12, 2012 2:08 pm

      I know, we neeeeed to catch up! haha too bad I’m traveling all over the place this week!

  5. August 12, 2012 8:19 am

    That is awesome!! Congratulations to you!

  6. August 12, 2012 9:04 am

    congrats on your pdr! you rock girl!

  7. August 12, 2012 9:25 am

    That’s an amazing PDR! You should be so proud of yourself!

    1. My brother (who was 3 at the time) named me. My parents weren’t having any luck agreeing on a name, when my brother suggested Samantha. My parents loved it, but we still don’t have any idea where the name came from, as he didn’t know anybody with it. My theory is that he saw an episode of Bewitched. 🙂

    2. No allergies! Thankfully!

  8. Angela @ Health's Angel permalink
    August 12, 2012 10:16 am

    Congratulations on the pdr! What an awesome accomplishment.
    Enjoy the time with your family!

  9. August 12, 2012 12:14 pm

    Congrats on the PDR. That looks exactly like my Garmin except their is no electrical tape on the spots where the buttons have fallen off!

  10. August 12, 2012 12:40 pm

    Congratulations on that PDR!!! That is amazing. I hope you have a wonderful visit home!

  11. liverunlaughyoga permalink
    August 12, 2012 2:47 pm

    Congrats on your PDR! My parents named me after my grandma 🙂

  12. Mary permalink
    August 12, 2012 3:22 pm

    Chocolate ice cream fo shu!!!!!

    Haha, anyways, I was wondering if it’s possible to make one of your protein cupcakes without the protein powder? I really don’t need the extra protein but they look SO GOOD!! Especially the chocolate one 🙂

    • August 13, 2012 6:44 am

      Give it a try with all flour. It tends to be a little drier, but maybe add more applesauce? It takes a little experimenting but the protein powder is a substitute for flour, so you can just sub flour back in for it.

  13. August 12, 2012 4:16 pm

    congrats on the award! very well deserved:)

  14. Emily permalink
    August 12, 2012 6:37 pm

    Congratulations on your PDR! 15 miles is so awesome. You should be proud of yourself.
    Have an amazing time at home!

  15. August 12, 2012 9:01 pm

    asl;kdfjaslkajsdf THANK YOU!! Oh my gosh. Seriously. I’m so excited to fill this out later this week! And congrats on your PDR! SUCH a great feeling 🙂

  16. August 13, 2012 1:26 am

    Congrats on running 15 MILES! That’s definitely a PDR to be proud of! 🙂

    I’m going to go ahead and answer one of your questions: If I could live in any country, it would be Switzerland or Germany. Amazing chocolate and cheese; gorgeous Alps; access to all of mainland Europe; attractive men…what more could you want? 😉

  17. August 13, 2012 6:17 am

    Congrats on your PDR! You little superstar you 🙂

    I’m allergic to peaches, and pretty much any pain medications. I’m stuck taking tylenol for everything. I don’t have my nails painted. I really should get around to painting them, but it always just seems like such a tough thing to do. I’m the worst at painting the opposite hand anyways!

    Enjoy your time in Kansas City!!

    • August 13, 2012 6:46 am

      Awww peaches and pain medication!? Haha a bit random but still annoying, I’m sure th pain medication one is the more difficult!

      • August 13, 2012 6:56 am

        Ohh I know, seriously whose allergic to peaches?? I guess it just falls under bad luck 😦

  18. Tracy Koeppen permalink
    August 13, 2012 1:10 pm

    Yay for Kansas City!! Welcome home to KC, Katie!

  19. August 15, 2012 3:15 pm

    Awesome job on the 15 miles! The feeling of completing new distances is always exciting 🙂

    I usually go with a chocolate malt- it has recently become one of my favorites!
    I feel like my patronus would be a cat.

    Hope you are having a good time at home 🙂

  20. August 16, 2012 7:13 pm

    Thanks for the nomination, friend!

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