Thursday, March 21, 2013

4 Miles - Best Time & Liebster Award

First, I wanted to share my running results from last night.

Distance: 4 miles
Duration: 40:26
Pace: 10:06 min/mi

I'm very happy with these results!  The knee  has been a lot better but now I'm having left hip/lower back pain.  It's always something!  I'm glad that this coming Sunday is only a 5K run.  Ha, to think that 3.1 miles is now easy...interesting.

The half marathon is only 6.5 weeks away.  I'm getting nervous (now because of the hip pain).  Maybe not everyone is meant to run?  Maybe my running career is just short?  Either way, I'm proud of how far I've come.  I take glucosamine with black cherry for my joints.  I have bone density scans done regularly for a condition that I have...the doctor wants to keep an eye.  Anyway, though!

Angela nominated me for the Liebster award.

  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
  • Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
  • Go to their page and tell them.
  • No tag backs!
11 Things About Me:

1.) I was born on 12/21 and came home on Christmas Day.

2.) It's cliche and a lot of people say this but Forrest Gump is truly my favorite movie - I love Tom Hanks!

3.) Chocolate and peanut butter ANYTHING is my weakness.

4.) I'm an only child.

5.) I look like Jodie Foster and/or Meryl Streep..?  Note: I'm atleast 20 years younger than them though!

6.) My favorite city besides New York is San Francisco.

7.) I like brussel sprouts but not how they smell.

8.) I went to school for elementary education and my work has nothing to do with that field.

9.)  I student taught 26 first graders.

10.) I've met Jay-Z.

11.)  My first job was at TCBY when I was 15.

Questions from Angela:
  1. What, if anything, are you afraid of? CT scans/MRIs
  2. Favorite type of food?  Italian, Mexican, Chinese, something else? Mexican.  Enchiladas to be specific!
  3. Why did you start blogging?  As a journal, I guess.  To keep track of running, how I felt that day, etc.
  4. If you could go anywhere on vacation right now where would it be?  I always go back and forth on whether I'd pick Ireland or a more relaxing place in the Caribbean.  I definitely want to go to Ireland someday but it's more tiring than the beach :)
  5. Are you an early bird or a night owl?  Definitely an early bird.
  6. Do you workout?  If so what's your favorite type of exercise?  Yes.  Running, pilates and yoga.
  7. Favorite pizza topping?  Peppers.
  8. What is your current favorite song being played on the radio now?  Couldn't even tell ya.
  9. What is the last book you read?  Ooof... it has been a while.  This needs to change!
  10. Favorite sports team?  The NY Giants.
  11. If you didn't live where you live right now, where would you be living?  In or near San Francisco, I think.  But,  I'd probably go and get extremely homesick and come back!
I only have two followers (come on, people - LOL) and one is Angela so that only leaves you, Silva!  If you feel like posting :)

Questions for you:

1.)  Where were you born?
2.)  What's your favorite movie?
3.)  What do you like to do in your free time?
4.)  Have you traveled out of the U.S.?  If so, where?
5.)  Where would you like to go?
6.)  Do you like to cook?  If so, what's your specialty?
7.)  How would you describe your personality?
8.)  Are you outdoorsy or do you prefer to stay at the nearest hotel?
9.)  What's your dream job?
10.)  What's your favorite season?
11.)  Did you ever play sports?

Goodnight - it's late for me! ;)


  1. Only 2 followers? Well, we can fix that! Here's what you need to do: Go to Blogger, click on your site, and click Layout on the left side. Then somewhere in the map of your site, click Add Gadget (probably on the right side bar). On the left side of the window that pops up, click More Gadgets. Find the Followers gadget and add it. Then people can easily follow you on Google Friends Connect. I'll follow you!

  2. I already know all these things about you but wanted you nominate you anyways. LOVE YOU BFF IN REAL LIFE!