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Liebster Award & Tony Danza

This morning I was nominated for a Liebster Award! Woot woot! Miss Emily over at More Than Just Dessert nominated me and I’m feeling so honored! Below are the questions she asked me to answer, and then it will be my turn to nominate a few of my favorite, smaller bloggers!

1.  Favorite vacation spot?

-Well naturally, I’m torn. I grew up vacationing at St. George Island, FL with my family, so I have lots of precious memories there. It’s also the place where Adam and I got engaged. See that cut there? That’s where it happened, at sunset, on the most perfect night. Afterwards I hopped in my private helicopter and took this picture.

Just kidding. I’ll have to do an engagement post sometime and show you the real deal.

BUT, we honeymooned at Lake Tahoe, California, and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a more beautiful place!

Again, not my picture, but if you want to see a few of my favorite scenic photos from our trip, check out this blog post:

Mountain Love.

2. What is your go to workout?

I would have to say going for a long run. There’s just something about running that releases stress in a way that nothing else can! 3 miles is usually a solid stress reliever, but 5+ miles just feels AMAZING.

3. If you could eat one food everyday, what would it be?

I might need all day to think about this one, but off the top of my head I would say…mint M&M’s, sweet potato fries, or cheese and crackers. I know, healthy right?

4. Night owl or early bird?

Both. I hate staying up late, but I also hate waking up early. However, when I do wake up early, I love it, and when I stay up late I’m usually super productive.

5.  What type of running shoes do you wear?

Brooks Ravenna 3’s.


6. What is one fitness goal you want to complete by the end of August?

Get back to running 8 minute miles. As in, not above 9 minute miles.

7. Favorite guilty pleasure?

Reality TV….Bachelorette, Kardashians, etc. You know, the healthy stuff.

8. What book are you currently reading, if any?

48 Days To The Work You Love by Dan Miller. And prior to that, Born To Run.

9.  What inspired you to start blogging?

I’d say just being able to have an outlet to talk about my workouts, dog, and day to day schenanigans as openly and freely as I want. It’s ended up being another creative outlet, aside from photography, and I’m loving it so far. I really do enjoy writing, and finding my “voice.”

10.  What is your dream job?

Other than being a stay at home home, one day, or a work from home mom, I would love to get back into more of the marketing/advertising/seo/creative industry. My biggest regret from college is that I switched from marketing to psychology.

11. Who are some of your idols? Why?

I wouldn’t consider them idols per say, but there are multiple people who I look up to and really admire. Pretty much anyone who has a passion for life, dreams bigs, and achieves those dreams…they’re on my list 🙂

Here are my nominations:

Charlotte at Committness to Fitness

Nicole at Work in Sweats Mama

Jana at Happy Wife Healthy Life (I know, I know…still haven’t finished the one you tagged me in!)

Anna at Running on Plenty

All are fantastic blogs I frequent almost every day, and you should too! Here are your questions ladies:

1. Why did you start blogging? 2. What is your favorite part about blogging? 3. When you’re not blogging, what can you be found doing? 4. What is your favorite way to get your work out on? 5. What motivates you to stay healthy and active? 6. What are you most proud of in your life, thus far? 7. What goals do you have for yourself to accomplish by the end of the year? 8. What’s one thing you wish you could say to your younger self? 9. What is your favorite go-to recipe? 10. What is the funniest thing you’ve heard today? 11. What is something you are thankful for today?

And now, you’re probably wondering, “why is Tony Danza listed in the title of this post?”

Easy- because the song lyrics, “hold me closer tiny dancer” have been stuck in my head all day. Only, I’m 99% sure he doesn’t say “tiny dancer” but rather, “Tony Danza.” Hold me closer Tony Danza, indeed.

My husband and I always joke about Tony Danza, as well as…

Michael Jackson’s- Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough. Pretty sure the chorus goes like this, “keep up, with the porn star, don’t stop ’till you get enough.” Whoa whoa whoa, what?? Yes. Now go listen to it on you tube, and tell me I’m not crazy!

Fleet Foxes- He Doesn’t Know Why. Pretty sure he’s singing, “there’s muffin….” Muffin?

Bruce Springstein’s- Blinded By The Light. Pretty sure he says, “blinded by the light…wrapped up like a douche in the middle of the night.” Say what?? Apparently this one is so misheard even Wikipedia had to mention it.

I’m shooting some 8th grade photos tonight, so I’m off to get everything ready! Hope everyone had a fabulous Tuesday! We’re almost halfway!

 What song lyrics are you convinced aren’t really what they say?

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  • Reply
    August 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Lake Tahoe looks amazing.
    You were given some great questions.
    I’d have to agree with the go to workout being a long run. I do like my long runs.
    Can I ask why you switched to psychology? We all have regrets, but no point dwelling on it, what’s done is done, and besides would you be right here right now if you didn’t go down that path?

    As for miss heard lyrics. All the time.

    Our lips are sealed – I heard for a long time as “Alex the seal”.
    I have more, but can’t think of them, will have to go through my songs to see.
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      Sweet Miles
      August 7, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Matilda- I switched to psychology because I was going to go to graduate school for professional counseling 🙂 Then when I graduated, I decided that wasn’t what I wanted to do 🙂 That’s hilarious…now that song is stuck in my head!

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    Emily @ More Than Just Dessert
    August 6, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Reality TV, for the win!!! haha What did you think of the bachelorette finale last night?
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      Sweet Miles
      August 7, 2013 at 9:32 am

      Emily- hahaha YES!!! Oh my goodness…surprised but not surprised. I really thought Brooks was going to come back and save the day. I’m still a little iffy on how in love she really is though..it’s like he was her second round pick!

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    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    August 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks for the nomination! I love blogging awards & surveys – what a great way to learn more about you! And now I’m adding Lake Tahoe to my travel wish list!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 7, 2013 at 9:32 am

      Nicole- YES! Lake Tahoe is AWESOME!!!

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    Abby @ Change of Pace
    August 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I’m love the q&a!
    I also love mint m&m’s but they don’t sell them in Canada! Have you tried the coconut ones!?
    Hope the photo taking went well!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 7, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Abby- Thanks Abby! WHAT!!!! They don’t sell the mint ones in Canada!! Oh no..I’ll have to ship you some 🙂 I have not tried the coconut ones..but I’ve heard good things!!

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    Anna @AnnaTheApple
    August 7, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I’m currently reading Born to Run and I LOVE it. It really goes back to the essence of just pure running. You can get so bogged down in PRs and races, sometimes you just wanna get out there and RUN. It has also helped me focus so much more on my running form and to be a better runner. Long runs are really the best for this as well.

    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      August 7, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Anna- Yes! It’s so good! Sometimes it’s nice to unplug and just run to run!

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    August 7, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Thanks for the nomination!! i love reading posts like these!! its always interesting to find out what inspired someone to start blogging. and LOL- i love misunderstood song lyrics 🙂
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    August 7, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Congrats on the award! I love awards where you share little tid bits about yourself! I have to agree about long runs! I love them so so much! There’s some unexplainable feeling I get during them that I live for!
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    kelly @ racesrepsramblings
    August 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

    All I have to say is HILARIOUS. Hold me closer Tony Danza. Just about spit my tea on that one. I’m the queen of terribly wrong song lyrics, I can totally relate 🙂

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    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    August 7, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Ohh I love Lake Tahoe! I’ve been twice and want to go back, like now!

    And yummy sweet potato fries — one of my favorites!

    • Reply
      Sweet Miles
      August 8, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Kristin- Oh fun!! Where did you stay when you were there? South side or north side?

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