And the award goes to…

I was fortunate enough to be named one of the Top 100 Running Blogs of 2011 by healthcarecolleges.net. After recently gaining 100 followers (Don’t miss my $100 Strong Body Training GIVEAWAY!), this awards just seems perfect. I’m so excited – thank you!

Here’s what healthcarecolleges.net had to say about their selections:
From sprinters to long distance runners to the casual jogger to competitive racing, running takes many forms and can be performed at any level. Runners often turn to the internet for helpful tips, information and support, but the vast array of information can send your head spinning. Here at HealthcareColleges.net, our editors have been scouring the net for the best, most reliable sources of practical and informative information to help comb through the chaos. After much research and debate, we are pleased to present the following list of sites that we have deemed worthy of earning a spot on our list of the Top Running Blogs for 2011.

I am honored to be in this category with some of the blogs I admire most. Congrats to my fellow winners! And, with all of the blogs I am not familiar with, I have a lot of reading to do! I know many of these blogs already offer motivation, tips, advice, inspiration and guidance to both new and veteran runners alike – check them out!

And if that wasn’t enough, EAT RUN SAIL was kind enough to tag me for another Blogger award – One Lovely Blog! Thank you, Elle! If you haven’t stopped by her blog – do! She lives on a boat with her husband, The Captain, for most of the year and still finds time to run, work out and cook amazing things to eat – and blog about it all! Elle motivates me a lot when I am feeling down and just goes to show that there is no excuse for not being active and living the life you want to live. If she can do it from a boat – I just don’t have an excuse except for laziness! 

So, as part of accepting this award, here are seven random things about me:
My husband walked in the room and I said, “Quick! Name something random about me!” He said, “You have a dry sense of humor.” Oh boy, this is going to be fun.
  1. I have a dry sense of humor. I had to look it up to make sure it indeed descried me. Apparently this type of humor relies mainly upon sarcasm, timing, and wit. Check. And it is often referred to as a very good sense of humor or fun where the humor is not immediately obvious at first and is usually used by someone who appears to be serious at the same time.  Check. (Although, sometimes I just think I don’t realize I am being funny because I think I am being serious…..) Moving on –   
  2. My husband said (as he is working on a photography project) “You can be annoying,” I don’t like where this game is going….So, let’s say, at times I have an obsessive-compulsive personality. I like things to be organized, especially in my work. And, I can be compulsive when it comes to cooking, which I love to do, it has to be perfect! I get really upset when it doesn’t.   
  3. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Don’t ask me what I want to do with it because I don’t know yet. Sometimes I wish I would have studies Forensic Science instead. 
  4. I won a National writing award for a poem I wrote in Middle School. I forget what it was called (the award, not the poem) because who really cares when you are in Middle School? My 8th grade English Teacher let me skip basic English/grammar because she said I was “already too smart for that.”
  5. I have an addiction to hot sauce – the hotter, the better. I cannot get enough! I have been known to eat it right our of the jar. I crave spicy foods on a regular basis. I cook a lot of curries and super-spicy dishes for my husband and I. If it isn’t cooked with hot sauce or hot peppers, it gets some put on there!
  6. I studied Mandarin Chinese in college. Notice I did not say I speak it now. 
  7. I live in Columbus and I am not an Ohio State Buckeye’s Fan. I could care less about football (let the hate-mail begin).

So, there you have it, seven things you may not have known about me. Now for my seven lovely recipients. I run with these ladies every week, but don’t know the random facts! Let’s here it, girls!

Until the next mile marker,

Comments

  1. Congrats on the blog award!!! (And I also live in Columbus and am not a Buckeye fan – so you are not alone!!!)

  2. Congrats on the blog award!! And thanks for the shout-out . . . I’ll work on my random facts tomorrow. 🙂

    Oh, I’m not a Buckeye fan either (even though my dad played football for them and I LOVE football overall) . . . I can’t stand OSU! 😉

  3. Sara, my opinion of healthcarecolleges.net just went up 1000% – you so deserve to have your blog named as a sound resource for runners. Kudos to you and to them for finding Words to Run By.

    And I love the 7 random things… fun to learn more about you.

    Thanks for the kind words. I get so much inspiration from you and your writing.

    Keep it up!

  4. Congrats on the blog award.

    Always fun to find another Central Ohio blogger

  5. Congrats on the awards, I can’t think of anyone more deserving! Thanks for the shout-out, I was just trying to think about what I should write next. 😀

    Um. Does it surprise you that I love football, live in Columbus and don’t root for OSU? 😀

  6. Dude, 7 random things is hard!

  7. love this award because it is so fun getting to know new things about people! i am also obsessed with hot sauce. seriously i go to restaurants and I am like “no, really…please make it the hottest possible.” Its still usually not hot enough 🙂 haha! congrats on all over your awards! well-deserved!

  8. Sara, my opinion of healthcarecolleges.net just went up 1000% – you so deserve to have your blog named as a sound resource for runners. Kudos to you and to them for finding Words to Run By.

    And I love the 7 random things… fun to learn more about you.

    Thanks for the kind words. I get so much inspiration from you and your writing.

    Keep it up!

  9. Congrats on the blog award.

    Always fun to find another Central Ohio blogger

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