Sep 24, 2014

Tag You're It

My sweet friend Natalie over at May the Schwartz Be With You tagged me to complete a few questions and tag some other friends to join in the blog hop. Natalie is a friend I "met" through blogging who happens to live in the very same area as me, not just the "big city" we are close to. Natalie even teaches a yoga class at the gym I'm a member of! Unfortunately, our schedules never seem to line up to be at the gym at the same time. Maybe one day. Anyways, Natalie and I have so much in common but are also so different. Isn't that what makes a good friendship? Make sure you go read the questions that Natalie answered. 

Now for her questions for me:

Why do I keep a blog?
I originally started one just to document pictures and have a little diary of mine and my daughter's lives. Along the way, I started incorporating more than just our daily activities. I have added some of what is going on in our lives, some random things that interest me, lots of running, and basically anything I feel like writing about. I really like the way the blogging world has evolved and I have learned quite a bit along the way. 

What are my greatest strengths?
I feel like I should give a standard interview answer here. If you asked my husband, he would say I am the most organized unorganized person ever. Is that a strength? How about, I can be creative. Not always, but I can be. That's a little bit of a strength right? No, wait, greatest strength....vacation planning! I am great at planning a vacation. Not just like "hey we are going to the beach" but "hey we are going to the beach, eating here here and here, and I want to see this while we are there." Real planning. I would be a great travel agent. I am also a really good bargain shopper. That's gotta be a strength. If I am trying to save money, I will. 

What motivates me to run?
I signed up for my very first 5k because friends were doing it. I don't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure I hadn't run more than a block in the last 5 years before that. I worked out regularly so how hard could a 5k be, right? Oh boy. I felt like I had paid for torture and a tshirt that day! hah! After that I realized that I should probably add some running to my exercise routine. My family has a history of heart issues on both sides so I knew I needed to think about running as a way to not only maintain a healthy weight but also keep my heart in shape. Health has been the biggest motivator for me so far to basically answer the original question. However, somewhere along the way, mostly this year, I actually fell in love with running. Now my motivation is more my need and want to run. Heart health is just a lovely side effect from that. 

What is my proudest moment?
I should probably say something like graduating college. It was a really proud moment for me. I did it while working full time, taking care of a toddler, going to school year round and having up to 18 hours per semester at times. But I felt like it was just something I had to do. Not finishing was just not an option. Completing my first half marathon was another proud moment. I was almost sick I was so nervous about that race. I started that race not knowing if I would be able to finish it but I did. I can't wait for my next one to see improvements. My daughter also makes me very proud. As a mom there is something so special hearing someone else tell you good things about your child. It makes you feel like you are doing a good job as a parent especially if they get a compliment on their manners! 

That's all the questions Natalie had for me. I'm going to come up with a few of my own and probably tag a couple more bloggers on them so if you are looking for a few questions as a blog topic let me know! 

I'm going to try to be better and catch up my little diary blog. I have celebrated my 1 year anniversary this month!! I've "raced" two 10ks that I absolutely loved. I've attempted to become a morning runner. I've succeeded and failed at being a morning runner. I've watched 8 volleyball games so far this month. I reached my first mini goal with my St Jude fundraising! (I still have a little way to go so if you are interested in donating to the most amazing children's research hospital, click that little link please.) It's been a busy month and next month is even busier. Plus it's birthday month! Anyways, I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of fall. Tell me something good!

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Love it, great post! I am jealous of your strengths. I suck at bargain shopping, or any shopping in general. I even had a friend go do my shopping for our family pictures outfits last year. How terrible is that.

Thanks for playing!