Friday Finds!

I don’t know how it has been for you, but this as been a very long and tiresome week for me. Let me be the first to say Welcome to the Weekend! Any big plans this weekend? Best of luck to all who are running the NYC Marathon this weekend! I hope to join you someday. I would love to run that race in the future. A special shout-out to a few of my MIT friends who will be running. I’m cheering you on from home! I’m looking forward to some downtime, which includes running. Take a look at what the weekend brings:

My very own Blog Button! Thank you a thousand times to Jenn over at Jenn’s Adventures. I found her blog through Elle at Eat Run Sail (another lovely blog), who suggested I check it out. I find Jenn’s blog to be beautifully designed and she offers a Techy Category to help those of us who are me, the technologically challenged. Just ask Sarah over at Running on Words – to this day she wonders how on earth I ever created a blog without assistance in the first place at all! So, grab me (I really just wanted to say that):

Do you have a blog button? Do you want to share? Do you enjoy creating things to promote your blog? 

Nessa at Isle Style Living kindly bestowed the Liebster Blog Award on me. A big Thank You to Nessa who writes a clever and inspirational blog. Her story reminds me of my own and I can relate to what she writes on a regular basis. 

Liebster means beloved in German and this awards is special because it specifically recognizes the love, support and encouragement that I find in the blogging community. Now, as part of receiving this award, I pass it on to five bloggers I wish to name as a beloved blog of mine. Just know, picking only five is not easy because so many of you inspire me everyday. If you already received this award from the blogging community – just now there is one more blogger out there who loves you too – me!

  1. Julia at Pain, Pride and Perseverance – One of my biggest supporters, if I do say so myself. Julia always offers an encouraging word and makes me feel better if I am having a rough time. Her blog is beautiful and heartfelt. Vote for her too!
  2. Elle at Eat Run Sail – Ah, my Canadian sailing friend! She’s training to run her first half and she knows what she is doing. Her blog is honest and lovely. A true friend as well.
  3. Sarah at Running on Words – My real-life Twitter bestie and a member of the famous Lucky 13’s. She makes me laugh daily and has helped me through some rough dilemmas the past couple of weeks. Read her if you need a laugh and follow her exciting journey to mommy hood!
  4. Jenn at From Fat to Finish Line – My first blogland buddy! Her blog is real and she’s not afraid to tackle tough issues. I read her blog when I need a little inspiration to get my you-know-what out the door!
  5. Lindsey at Lovin’ My Life – What can I say? This girl does it all! She runs, cooks, crafts and manages an upbeat and fun blog. Not only that, I know her in “real” life and what you see is what you get – a genuine and kind-hearted gal!

Could it be that I also created a Facebook Fan Page for my blog? Apparently I am on a technological roll! So, if you’re on Facebook like my page too (that way we can stalk each other stay in touch even more)!

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Last, but certainly not least, I am looking forward to running a 5K tomorrow morning!

This inaugural event will continue to service current projects of the Westerville Rotary Club and create support for Honor Flight of Columbus, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to safely transporting America’s Veterans to Washington DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. This event hopes to honor, celebrate and recognize those Veterans that have provided the ultimate “Service Above Self” commitment by serving and giving of themselves to our country. Stay tuned for a recap and pictures. 
Do you have any races this weekend? Are you running NYC? What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend (besides run)?
Until the next mile marker, 


  1. Jennifer Roe says

    Thank you Sara!! I appreciate the “liebster” I really needed a little love today and this definitely made me feel loved! I will pass it on xo Have a great 5K tomorrow!

  2. Sara, I hope you have lots of fun at the Rotary 5k tomorrow.

    Thanks so much for the Liebster Blog Award. I am honored and so happy to call you my friend, too! Thanks for the kind comments. You are always so supportive and so kind.

    I am glad that Jenn’s techie advice inspired you to make your own button! It is cute and I am grabbing it. I have been thinking about doing one too.

    I am going to be trying to find a live stream of the ING NYC marathon so I can cheer on Jill, who blogs at One Tough Cookie and a Beer.

    Have an awesome weekend, Dear Sara!

  3. runningperseverance says

    awwww! thank you thank you thank you! for the award. i need to think of my 5 now to pass it on to 🙂 good luck at your 5k! your words are always so kind and i am so grateful for your friendship!

    i saw the post about the blog buttons. i need to get with it and practice my techy side 😉

  4. Hahaha! Thanks for the Liebster award (I’m totally saying that with a weird lisp for some reason)! You know I love you! I would come to your race, but I’m still sick, so instead I will be cheering in my sleep. Have fun!

  5. Laurie Bilovesky says

    Wow, you are getting high tech! I need to get there too! Great post and good luck at the 5K tomorrow. Might see you at the pancake breakfast – not sure yet.

  6. RunningMandy says

    I don’t think I can handle all these technical gadgets you’re throwing out there! Hope the 5K went AWESOME!

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