Ali @ Hit the Ground Running nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
Thank you, Ali! Right back atcha!
With this award I am supposed to share with you seven things about myself and then nominate other bloggers that I find inspiring.
I’ve been blogging for over a year now and I feel like I tell you everything! This is my attempt to tell you seven things about me that I haven’t already shared.
1. Humble Beginnings: I’ll start off this list with a running thing… the very first time I ever run/walked 4 miles it took me over 69 minutes. That’s 17:25 pace! And I was SO PROUD of going that distance.
Looking at this picture instantly brings me back to how happy I was that day!
2. My First Race: I ran my first 5K in 41 minutes. Adam ran his first 5K the same day in 24 minutes.
3. Scary Phobias: In Ali’s post she wrote about having a sea creature phobia. I have a fish phobia (cooked or alive, it doesn’t matter).
4. Career Day: When I was 16 years old I read the Shopaholic book series. The husband of the main character owns a PR firm He seemed really cool and that’s how I decided my career path. I feel lucky that PR led me to marketing and it all worked out!
5. Text Messaging: Adam texted me yesterday saying, “crap, I got the Sharing Size of peanut m&ms and now I’m going to have to eat them all.” I replied that I would gladly take a couple off of his hands.
6. Cecil is My Best Investment: When I adopted Cecil back in 2007 he was malnourished and infested with all kinds of bugs. His earmites were so bad the vet thought he might be permanently deaf.
I was in college at the time and racked up close to $2000 on my credit card in vet bills. The vet let me know my “options” during the very first visit, but really there was only one option: get my kitten healthy.
In case you’re wondering, Cecil has full hearing now in both ears : ) I consider him my best investment.
7. Not Parenting Material: Speaking of Cecil, he’s the only child I have on the horizon. Adam and I just aren’t the parenting type. We can barely keep Cecil in line (actually, we don’t do that at all and he runs the house). Our parents are mostly at peace with the fact that we won’t be giving them grandchildren.
I told my parents when I was about 10 years old that I was never going to have kids so they have had a long time to come to terms with it.
I have no doubt it is a rewarding experience if you really want children, but I have never wanted them. I didn’t even like playing with baby dolls when I was a kid.
Bloggers I Pass the Award To:
- Cori @ She’s Going the Distance
- Lou @ Running Through China
- The Running Schlub
- Dawn @ Running the Dawn
Do you have any weird phobias? If so, I want to hear what they are!!!