Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sunshine Blogger Award

Happy Hump Day!

Thank you Desiree for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!  While we live on complete opposite sides of the country, we seem to have a lot in common - mostly our love of running and all things pumpkin/Fall!

1. For purely selfish reasons, what is your favorite go-to dinner dish? I've long since run out of new, easy, good recipes, and looking to add to our weekly staple rotation!  Grilled chicken with brown rice and a vegetable OR shrimp with coconut cous cous.  Both are so quick & easy!
2. When someone asks for a book recommendation, what is the one book you always suggest?  Eek.  I haven't read a good book in a while!  I love reading so I don't know why I haven't!
3. Name a talent you have that others probably don't know about.  I think I'm a great baker.  I seem to enjoy it better than cooking.  Of course I do love all.the.sweets but I like to bake to share with others!
4. Sunsets or sunrises?
 Sunsets mainly because I'm still awake to see them!  We live on top of a hill although you really can't tell unless the sun is setting (or until you go around the block and can see the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan).  I can see the sunset from this little window in our living room and I love that.  I keep telling myself one of these weekends I'm going to get up for a sunrise run, and I should because the sun is currently rising closer to 7am!  Is it weird that I check the sunrise and sunset time every day on my weather app...?
5. The best way to unwind after a long day is…A good workout.
6. Any guilty pleasures?  Sometimes I think it's OK to eat ice cream after a really good workout.  Last night might have been one of those nights.  We went to the best homemade ice cream place for pumpkin ice cream BUT I only ate half  ;)
7. What is a character trait you hope people associate with you?  Loyalty.
8. Favorite words to live by? "Everything happens for a reason."
9. If you could go to dinner with any one person (alive or deceased) who would it be, and what are two questions you would be sure to ask them?  The first person that comes to mind is my Grandpa Fred.  He passed when I was 2 & 1/2  and I don't remember him at all.  Hmm, questions I'd ask him?  There are some personal ones.
10. The last concert you attended that you insist others must see, too.  Hmm, it must have been Dave Matthews a few years ago.  Of course I insist but a lot of people don't like him soo..
11. Your favorite blog post - be it yours, or a post written by someone else.  This one is hard but I think I will choose my half marathon recap post.

I now nominate the following or if you're reading and I didn't nominate you, feel free to participate!

Please answer in your own post and then pass along to your nominees with different questions.

The questions:

1 - What's your favorite season and why?
2 - Coffee or tea?
3 - Where were you born?
4 - Do you like to cook?  I feel like people either hate it or love it.
5 - What is your favorite current TV show?
6 - Where was your last vacation?
7 - Are you a sports fan?
8 - Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
9 - What's your favorite smell or a smell that reminds you of something?

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  1. Thank you for nominating me! I can't wait to do this. I loved getting to know you a bit better! Now we answer the same questions you did, or the ones at the bottom of the post...?

  2. I have a really bad habit of giving myself the green light for things like ice cream, after a really good run. Oops. But, my motto for running is basically, "I run so I can eat." :)
    I had no idea you lived so close to NYC. How amazing is it to be able to see the Freedom Tower?!!!