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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

You like me! You really like me!


I’m feeling an awful lot like Sally Field right now, because Kristin from Run Runner Girl Run nominated me for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I literally feel so unbelievably honored by this. First off, I’m honored that people actually read my random ramblings (ooh, alliteration…I like it!), and I’m also honored that I’m not being nominated for a “get off the web, crazy lady!” award.

Anyways, at least Kristin seems to think my blog is worth reading. Seriously, check her blog out. It’s the business.

So here are the rules for the Very Inspiring Blog Award:


  • Display the award logo in your post.
  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • State 7 things about yourself.
  • Nominate other bloggers.
  • Leave said other bloggers a comment letting them know of the nomination and award requirements.

Ready? Let’s go!

1. I break expensive electronics.

People have may have mentioned that I really shouldn’t have nice things. I’m known for being hell on electronics. Between 20 and 23 I went through probably over 10 cell phones. But, I have kept my iPhone in working order for a year now, and my Kindle’s still kicking after six months. That’s improvement, right?

2. I read constantly.

I’ve loved to read ever since I was a little girl. I read fast, I read voraciously, and I’m always looking for new books. Getting a Kindle as a housewarming gift (thanks, Daddy!) was possibly the greatest moment of my year. I just finished A Game of Thrones, and I’m definitely hooked into A Song of Ice and Fire now. If you have any book recommendations, please, please let me know!

3. I have a tendency to choose sports that aren’t fun.

I had a conversation with a friend last night who also rowed in college. We agree that frankly, there is nothing fun about rowing unless you win and get to throw your coxswain in the water.


I mean really, there’s just nothing fun about being in incredible pain for 7-20 minutes depending on your race. Also, swimming’s the same way. With running, I have fun, change up the pace, and relax and enjoy myself. With rowing and swimming, if you can walk at the end of your race, you didn’t try hard enough. Seriously, I’ve been told that by coaches. So why did I do them? The same reason I like crushing myself under heavy weights. I love seeing just how far I can push my body before it craps out on me.

4. I text and type with correct grammar.

I am a total grammar nazi. I really hate getting emails that are full of spelling and grammatical errors. I deal with it, because it’s my quirky idiosyncrasy, but it makes me grit my teeth and take a deep breath. Text messages I’m a little more lenient on, but you’ll never catch me writing “you” as the letter “u”.

5.  The Olympics might be the greatest thing ever.

The Olympics make me so happy. I mean, so unbelievably happy I could scream with joy. There’s something about all the countries coming together and the level of competition that gives me chills. I don’t discriminate summer or winter, either. They both make me deliriously happy. And I watch it all. Even the super random sports (table tennis?) that no one else watches, I DVR and watch. Yeah, the Olympics are possibly the greatest thing in modern civilization.

6. I’m a Greek and Roman mythology buff.

Speaking of modern civilization, I actually have a fascination with all things ancient. Greece and Rome are both on my bucket list of places to visit. When I’m bored, I’ll read from mythology on my laptop. If a book or a movie or a TV show involves the Greek and Roman gods, I’m totally down to read or see it.

7. I’m still learning to love my body.

In ED recovery, the thing I struggle the most with is the inability to stop seeing a heavier person in the mirror. When other people tell me I’m thin, or I look great, it somehow doesn’t quite register in my head. It’s a work in progress, but the further I get from active self-destruction, the easier it is to not hate my body. Not hating is a good start—the love will come.

I pass this award to:

Chelsie at www.balancenotscale.com

Katie at www.sassandbalderdash.com

Ali at www.aliontherunblog.com

Emily at www.sweatonceaday.com


One thought on “Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. I’m loving this process. I’ve learned so much about my fav bloggers. One thing we have in common is #2. Have you ever heard of Goodreads? It’s a social networking site of sorts for readers. If not, you should check it out. It changed my life when it came to reading. You can get great, in-depth reviews on books from fellow hardcore readers and you can friend people and see what your friends are reading. If you decide to join, e-mail me and we can link up on the site. My top reads from this year: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Fault in Our Stars, Mudbound, The Night Circus and Swan Song.

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