Nominated for an award! Kind of

My pal Jennifer from Wine to Weightlifting, who was also one of my Featured Sneakers on an ol’ Motivational Monday, nominated me for a very prestigious award….
Ok, so prestigious to me 😉 Thanks Jennifer
With the additional of new readers and followers, I thought this would be a good opportunity to share even more deep dark secrets – 8 to be exact! (Even though I have spilled a lot – just yesterday admitting who my ex is) The Very Inspiring Blogger Award means giving your readers some insight into you, and nominating others to do the same. So here goes nothing! Oh, I’ll add in some nominees at the bottom, if you guys want to take a stab at this 😉
1. I hate cold onions. Bleh. I really do. Cold, cut up on salads etc. No thanks. Hubs hates them in general and we usually order all things at restaurants sans-onions. Funny thing is I LOVE onion rings…hubs will literally peel out the onion and eat the outside. Things that make you go hmm.
2. I said I’d never ever do a mud run but am doing one
November 10. I’m a walking contradiction I tell you. Really, I’m mostly just scared to hurt myself. Half marathons and races in general aren’t the least expensive things in the world, so being that I have loose ankles, why take the chance? For Pretty Muddy I am going to take my sweet time, enjoy all that the ‘race’ has to offer, and get dirty. That’s it.
3. I get sucked into the stupidest T.V. shows. Hard time…Ridiculousness…Bridezillas…Snapped…I go without cable for 3 years and now that I have it I need boundaries, obviously.
4. I grew up eating rice at every meal. Having a Chinese mom allows for that lovely luxury. Now I’ve adjusted nicely to brown rice and only have white rice as an occasional ‘treat.’ Fried rice, now that’s one level up!
5. I used to want to be a forensics specialist. Back in High School I was intrigued with science way more than I am now…I teetered on art and science {nerd alert}…and joined a magnet program for Criminal Justice. One look at crime scene photos and I was out. Back to making pretty pictures for this girl! Oh and watching Dexter instead 😉
6. I can’t drink milk or eat pork. I have nothing against them, but they have something against me. Meanies. I’ve been mostly lactose intolerant {yes, TMI} since I was in my teens and just recently pork hasn’t sat well with me. I love almond milk and understand that I’ll never be on Team Refuel or think that pork is the other white meat.
7. All of my left running shoes look like this on the inner edge:
I love my Brooks Pure Cadence sneaks! But on to Ravennas!
The way that I’ve always overpronated, I scrape that side of my shoes. Many runners I know scrape their own legs, so this is a welcome change to me I guess? It’s a little annoying when I get a new pair of shoes I end up seeing these lovely marks after logging a bit of miles, but I’ve just taken it as the way I are.
8. I don’t do haunted houses but I love zombies and pumpkins. I’ve been to Halloween Horror Nights and Howl O’Scream along with many other haunted house variations. I have a big problem not looking at all of the cool creepy stuff inside of them without wanting to run out at full speed (hence, why I run – it’s not fun, it’s a DRILL people!) I don’t like people in my face with masks and all of that nor do I like being confined in small spaces. I just run. Running makes you stand out like a sore thumb to those ghouls.
I stole this from B.o.B. It is of her and P-Funk in a haunted house at Howl O’ Scream a week or so ago. I was invited, I didn’t go. P’s face = why I don’t go.
On the other hand I LOVE LOVE LOVE zombie shows and movies (I own all of them) and enjoy pumpkin-flavored anything. Every year we watch (and I used to before hubs came along) “Nightmare before Christmas” every Halloween and Christmas. Told ya, I’m a walking contradiction
Yes, I know I’m a quirky one 😉 Anything I don’t know about you?
Who are my nominees for most Inspiring Blogger award?
Beks from RebeccaRoams
You ladies can feel free to do a post with “things we didn’t know about you” if you’d like 😉
I’m off to do a mean circuit WOD .. I’m sensing jumping pull ups, burpees, and box jumps, oh my!
Happy Hump Day y’all! 🙂


HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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25 Comments
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    October 17, 2012, 12:40 pm

    Mm.. I love onions all ways! Raw onions in a salad, fried on a burger or steak.. yummy!!

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      October 17, 2012, 2:13 pm

      Over the years I just think they stink more and more! 😉

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    October 17, 2012, 12:55 pm

    Congratulations on your blog nomination! You write beautifully and I enjoy your posts! I love my Brooks Ravennas, fit great and have plenty of cushion for long runs.

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      October 17, 2012, 2:14 pm

      Thanks that’s so sweet! I love my new Ravennas…I just wish there were more new colors, maybe soon!

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    October 17, 2012, 12:56 pm

    Haunted houses spook me right out! I’m a big baby!

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      October 17, 2012, 2:14 pm

      Yay we can be big babies together! 🙂

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    October 17, 2012, 1:14 pm

    I hate raw onions, but I do love onion rings. Makes perfect sense to me!

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      October 17, 2012, 2:16 pm

      haha, yay I’m not the only one!

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    October 17, 2012, 1:41 pm

    Yay! I accept your nomination and will get to it 🙂

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    October 17, 2012, 2:41 pm

    mud runs are so much fun! You are going to have such a great time! I also hate haunted houses… they suck… seriously! (:

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    October 17, 2012, 3:12 pm

    Ick! I agree about the raw onions! I think they’re so nasty! For whatever reason, I’ve the last day or so, I haven’t been able to comment on your blog, and it was making me seriously sad!!! So glad it’s allowing me again!! Have a fantastic day and enjoy those burpees! They are my fave!!!!!

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    October 17, 2012, 3:28 pm

    Loved learning more about you Kat!!! Funny my left running shoe does something weird too lol! Hope you have a great workout!

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    October 17, 2012, 7:15 pm

    I actually had a very short phase where I thought being about forensic specialist too! Agree with you on raw onions, I’m not a fan.

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      October 17, 2012, 9:26 pm

      Yay, we have a team of non-onioners!

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    October 17, 2012, 7:53 pm

    Ravenna you are switching to? I love mine!!!! I now have the pure cadence but haven’t started running in them yet!

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      October 17, 2012, 9:26 pm

      I love themmmmmm!! I love my Pure Cadence, but will use them on the treadmill – they don’t hold up well for lots of pavement miles

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    October 17, 2012, 9:36 pm

    I love this so much! The love of haunted things, and the trashy TV shows too. I love my Ravennas too – they feel so comfortable.

    Very cool to learn more about you 🙂

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      October 17, 2012, 9:57 pm

      Thanks Kate! They were my 2nd choice when I bought my Pure Cadence, so they were an easy selection when I had to get new kicks this weekend!

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    October 18, 2012, 12:39 am

    I hate raw onions, too. And I’m scared of mud or obstacle runs. I sprained my ankle 3 years ago, and I’m terrified of it happening again!

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      October 18, 2012, 1:17 am

      See same here!

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    October 18, 2012, 1:13 am

    I am terrified of scary movies/haunted house. Glad to know it isn’t just me.
    Thanks for the nod, I’ll get one up this weekend and link back to you:)

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      October 18, 2012, 1:18 am

      Yay it’ll be fun to learn more about u too!

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    October 18, 2012, 5:57 pm

    So much fun reading about you. I’m a big baby when it comes to haunted houses too and won’t even go to a neighborhood one.

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      October 18, 2012, 6:25 pm

      Thanks Connie! Good, I’m not alone lol

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    October 23, 2012, 10:37 pm

    Fun to get to know you a little better! 🙂 You’re better off not being able to drink milk. Almond milk is way better – especially if you consider the amount of pus in cow’s milk. Ew. Gross.

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