Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Liebster Award

So a fellow blogger, Mae, from Mommy Loves Trees tagged me for the Liebster Award. Apparently it’s been around for nearly a decade and the idea is to tag bloggers to learn more about them and their blogs. 

So here goes...

The Rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the person has asked you. 
3. Look for 11 bloggers and nominate them.
4. Come up with your own 11 questions for your nominees. 

Mae’s Questions:
1. How did you develop your love of the outdoors? 
In High School, I remember going on a hike with a bunch of friends from the track team. We went to Lake 22 and I thought it was the coolest thing. To walk on a trail, get some exercise, and take in some really cool scenery and it all leads to a cool destination. I was hooked! Especially after, a friend took me and my sister on another hike up Mt. Pilchuck. To this day, it is still one of my favorite hikes.
2, What portion of your vacations include outdoor activities?
I would say it depends a lot on what the kiddos can do and where we go. Hubby and I are definitely up for being outdoors, so whether it be going on a short hike, hanging out at the beach, visiting a park, or site seeing in the city. We are all for being out and about. We try to fit in outdoor activities as much as possible into our vacations as long as it is something doable for the kids.
3. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
I can't say just one because I love to both run and hike. 
4. What is your favorite piece of outdoor equipment?
I'd say my favorite piece of outdoor equipment are my hiking shoes. Right now I have the Patagonia Drifter A/C Hiking Shoe and they are great for the hikes we've been doing!
5. What is your favorite outdoor location: beach, forests, dessert, mountains, etc.?
My favorite outdoor location is definitely the mountains. I love hiking up mountains because of the challenge and the views. Mountains can be tough going up, but the views are totally worth it. 
6. What is your favorite outdoor adventure memory?
My favorite outdoor adventure memory is backpacking in the Enchantments near Leavenworth, WA, where my hubby proposed to me after climbing to the top of Little Annapurna. Here we were, backpacking in one of the most beautiful places in WA state and on top of a cool mountain with awesome views and he proposes to me. It was perfect! 
7. What outdoor adventure is on your bucket list?
Ah, we've got so many. We'd love to backpack in New Zealand, visit Machu Picchu, climb Kilimanjaro, and the list goes on and on... :) of course when the kiddos are older.
8. Besides the outdoors and blogging, what are your hobbies?
Playing with the kids, running, tennis, and taking classes at the gym like spin or body combat.
9. What inspired you to start blogging?
I'd have to say reading other blogs inspired me to start blogging. I felt that I could do it too and I wanted to share my experiences so hopefully I can inspire others.
10. What do you love most about blogging?
I love that I am documenting everything online so that I can see it all again later. I think it will be fun to read in the future. I also love when I get comments (few and far between right now) but it just makes me feel good to see that someone is reading. 
11. What is your least favorite aspect of blogging?
Well, being a new blogger it can be pretty time consuming. Trying to keep up with all the social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. can be a lot. But it is still fun! :)
My Nominees:
11. Couldn't find a #11

Sorry if you have already been nominated, it was hard finding blogs that had not received the award yet... and no pressure to do this, I do think however that it is a fun way to learn about other bloggers. :)

My 11 Questions:
1. What is your current fitness/health goal?
2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
3. What is the longest distance you’ve ever run? The longest you hope to run?
4. Which race was your favorite and why?
5. What is your favorite running gear item and why?
6. What inspired you to start blogging?
7. What do you love most about blogging?
8. What do you like least about blogging?
9. What's your favorite food?
10. Do you listen to music when you run? If so, what's your favorite song right now?
11. If you could choose any race, which race would you do and why?

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