Let’s talk about something else for a bit

Obviously I have a few things on my mind at the moment, but instead of harping on about the marathon I’m going to post about something else.

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The lovely Lora from the blog CrazyRunningGirl nominated me for the Liebster Award so I thought I’d play along and answer the questions.

The 11 questions that Lora posed:

  1. Why did you start blogging? 
  2. What is your favourite way to get your sweat on?
  3. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  4. What has been your favourite moment of 2014 so far and why?
  5. What’s your favourite TV show of all time? 
  6. Where do you find your inspiration?
  7. Do you consider yourself Type A or Type B?
  8. What’s your favourite season? 
  9. How do you find time to fit it all in?
  10. Where’s your favourite place to find new recipes?
  11. Where is your dream vacation spot?

1. Why did you start blogging? 

I guess this is similar to lots of bloggers, but I started blogging because I was already reading quite a few blogs and I loved the idea of documenting what was going on in my life in terms of keeping fit and being healthy. I love the fact I can search back through my archives and read race recaps, strength routine ideas, recipes…the fact that people read my ramblings is just amazing. Thank you lovely readers 🙂

2. What is your favourite way to get your sweat on?

Running. Surprised?

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3. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Queue jumpers. Don’t even get me started. Maybe it’s the Brit within me but seeing someone jump in line with their friends really gets me angry. My stink eye has been well perfected for such occasions.

4. What has been your favourite moment of 2014 so far and why?

I’m hoping if you ask me this next week I’ll say the Paris marathon. But at the moment I’d say the Marathon Talk weekend. I loved it. It was the start of me getting back into my running mojo post-injury and I was feeling good. It was a brilliant weekend.

Marathon Talk and me

5. What’s your favourite TV show of all time?

I don’t have one ‘all time favourite’. I have many I really like. Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Friends, Sex and the City, Prison Break, Downton Abbey, Mad Men, 24, Homeland, Fringe, Family Guy…

6. Where do you find your inspiration?

For running, it’s my running club. Some for speed, some for amazing determination, some for just brilliant attitude to life. I always say that I think I’m quite a selfish person and no one’s going to write a book about my life, but if I can be a little bit like those amazing people then that is pretty special. Also I have some pretty inspiring friends as well – kind, selfless, intelligent, funny…I’m a better person just knowing them.

Psst! Obviously my husband as well but don’t tell him because it’ll go to his head 😉

7. Do you consider yourself Type A or Type B?

Type A to my core. I have lists about lists. I can be quite neurotic at times. I’m a failing perfectionist but the effort is definitely there 😉

8. What’s your favourite season?

Spring! There’s the hope in the air for a lovely summer. And those odd days where the sun shines and you don’t need your coat. The mornings get lighter, the evenings are longer and the temperature can be just right.

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9. How do you find time to fit it all in?

I don’t have kids 😉

10. Where’s your favourite place to find new recipes?

Pinterest. Hours have been lost on that website. And from fellow bloggers – I follow some pretty talented bloggers who somehow every week manage to post amazing meals or cakes.

11. Where is your dream vacation spot?

I’d love to go to the Far East, like Japan or China. But right now I’m happy to explore places in Britain and Europe. I love the fact that we’re off to Paris to run a marathon and get a holiday at the same time. Hopefully it will go well!

I think that’s one of the reasons I love doing races. Ben and I get to visit so many different places we normally wouldn’t.

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I should nominate 11 more bloggers but I read far too many great blogs to choose.

If you fancy, leave a comment answering any of the questions 🙂

21 thoughts on “Let’s talk about something else for a bit

  1. I still cannot believe the big day will be here next week. You’ve come so far over the past couple months, and have delt with your fair share of hurdles. It’s been wonderful to see you come out on top & dominate (yes I already know you will) the marathon next week! Btw, how far away is Paris from you?

    • Aww thanks Jessie!
      Paris is about an 1.5hours flight from us. We could drive there or get the Eurostar train but we’ve got a local airport just 15mins from us that flies there so we thought we’d just get a plane.

  2. #1 is definitely why I started blogging too. Even if I only end up posting once a week, I love being able to go back and reread what was going on in my life at the time. Usually it’s just school school school. But I easily forget how tough previous semesters were and it helps to remind me that this one is no different.

    Can’t wait to hear more about the marathon!! 🙂

  3. Hello, fellow Game of Thrones and Family Guy fan 🙂 We actually have similar answers to lots of these questions. I can’t say that I disagree with your answers for any of them, but if I had to vehemently agree with one it would be to say that my favourite season is also Spring – nothing can beat it.

    xxx

  4. You’ve given me some ideas for my next batch of TV series to watch! I’ve just started on Season 3 of Prison Break but we’re getting through it so fast!
    Glad I’m not the only one that lives by lists. I have lists littered around the house EVERYWHERE!!!

    • Prison Break is great but I preferred the earlier seasons – but it was still a great watch! I have so many more series I need to watch as well – like Dexter and Breaking Bad. So little time! 😉
      Haha lists are the best.

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