Every so often these fun little awards circulate in the blogosphere and give bloggers an opportunity to acknowledge other writers from their blogging community.  It’s a great way for bloggers to introduce their readers to some of the blogs they enjoy, and it’s a great way for readers to learn a little more about the writers behind the blogs they follow.

I was just bestowed such an award called the Sisterhood of the World bloggers award.  Thank you Elizabeth at My Neon Running Shoes and Courtney at Don’t Blink. Just Run for nominating me!  Both of you would be on my list to nominate had you not just received the award.

The Rules
1. Post the logo on your blog
2. Thank the person who nominated you
3. Answer the questions
4. Choose ten or so other ladies who blog as your nominees
5. Post the links to the nominees’ blogs and notify them on their blog

Favorite Color – Spa blue…  I find it very soothing.

Favorite animal – As much as I love cows, monkeys, and cats, I’d have to pick dogs as my favorite animals.  I know the names of all of the dogs that I pass on the running trail, but I don’t know their humans’ names.  If I were to go out today and adopt a dog, this is the guy I’d want to bring home!

Favorite non-alcoholic drink – I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say Dr. Pepper Ten was my favorite; however, I know how crappy I feel after drinking sodas (because it keeps me from drinking enough water), so I limit my intake to only a couple every few weeks.

Facebook or Twitter – Facebook…  I’m still on the learning curve with Twitter and have to remind myself to use it!

Favorite pattern – Fleur-de-lis…  I had to look this up to see if it really counted as a pattern and it does; although I’m showing it as an accent piece not a pattern.


Favorite number – 1734856857373845858…  I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved this number.  Just don’t ask me to repeat it!

Favorite Flower – Bleeding hearts…  We have these planted in our back and side yard flower gardens and I love when they bloom in the spring!


Photo courtesy of my hubby

What is your passion – Obviously since I am a personal trainer, running coach, and write a fitness blog, I’m passionate about health and fitness.  This may sound cliché, but I’m also passionate about people.  I enjoy working with my clients, helping them become the best that they can be, and encouraging them to make good decisions.  And of course I’m passionate about my family.  My family always comes first!

And now it’s my turn to spread the love! Since this is the third time I’ve had to pick other bloggers to acknowledge, and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feeling, I want to first give a shout-out to the bloggers that I chose in my previous two posts for the Liebster Award and the Sunshine Award.  Ladies, you know that I enjoy your blogs, but I’ve decided not to do any repeats this time and I hope you understand.

So without further ado, I am nominating the following ladies for writing blogs that I enjoy following!  I hope that you will pop over and check them out!

Becky at Running On Happy
Debbie at Live From La Quinta
Kristen at Real Food For Fuel
Cori at OliveToRun
Sue at This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Kristina at Kris On Fitness
Kristen at Run Away With Me

Happy running!

  • Questions:
  • Do you follow any of these blogs?
  • Bloggers:  What do yo REALLY think of these awards?
  • Readers:  Do you enjoy reading these types of posts?
Happy Running! ~ Deb


  1. January 10, 2014    

    I think this was a fun post- let’s you really see into the blogger!

  2. January 10, 2014    

    I also love these posts so you can learn more about a blogger!
    My parents have a bleeding heart; they’re such a unique flower!

    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      January 10, 2014    

      Bleeding hearts are really easy to grow, which is a bonus!

  3. January 10, 2014    

    I follow Cori, but haven’t heard of the others. I’ll have to check them out.

    Your favorite number is crazy!! And I love the spa blue. It is very, very soothing.

    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      January 10, 2014    

      Yes, check them out! BTW, do you think that maybe I made up that number? 😉

  4. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    January 10, 2014    

    Love bloggy awards and learning about my favorite bloggers. I’ll have to check out some of the ‘new-to-me’ bloggers on your list!

    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      January 10, 2014    

      Maybe you’ll find a new blog to follow!

  5. January 10, 2014    

    Thanks for nominating me! I’m honored. I look forward to checking out the other blogs that were nominated. Most are new to me.

    I love those Bleeding Heart flowers! They are so beautiful. I notice that in addition to looking like hearts,they also look like the Wendy’s logo little girl. Do you see it? (Of course I’m the one that sees sharks in the clouds and faces in the mountains)

    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      January 10, 2014    

      I always think of a water buffalo when I see them. What do you think?

  6. January 10, 2014    

    Thanks so much for the nomination! I love reading your blog as well 🙂 I’m excited to do this blog post next week!

    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      January 10, 2014    

      Looking forward to reading your answers!

  7. January 10, 2014    

    Aww it’s like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 🙂 or at least it makes me think of that! I follow two of the blogs that you nominated, so I will have to check the other ones out. I like your idea of nominating blogs that you hadn’t previously nominated for other awards.

    I think awards like this one are fun, and often they lead to me finding a new friend in the blogosphere.

    I’d never seen bleeding heart flowers before. They’re pretty!

    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      January 10, 2014    

      Aren’t the bleeding hearts gorgeous? They come back on their own every year in the spring, and I cut back the yellowing leaves in late June. They’re so easy and yet so gorgeous!

  8. January 11, 2014    

    I am totally with you on the Twitter thing. I have an account but rarely use it. It just moves too fast for me 🙂 I actually enjoy posts like this. One being you discover new to you blogs and get to find out a little more about the blogger you are following. I will definitely check out these blogs. I love finding new ones to follow.

    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      January 12, 2014    

      Exactly! I’ve just found a few new ones recently that I really enjoy.

  9. January 12, 2014    

    Just found your blog, great day to have this up, I love learning about new running bloggers. have a great Sunday=)

    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      January 12, 2014    

      Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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Race PR’s (Personal Records)

5K - 22:57 (7:23 pace)
8K - 39:25 (7:55 pace)
10K - 47:05 (7:40 pace)
Ten Mile - 1:16:22 (7:38 pace)
20K - 1:45:30 (8:30 pace)
Half Marathon - 1:54:34 (8:45 pace)
Twenty Mile - 2:46:14 (8:18 pace)
Marathon - 3:29:04 (7:59 pace)
Ultramarathon - 10:50:30 (13:00 pace)

2016 Race Schedule

February 14 - Run Your Heart Out 5K
April 17 - Loudoun 8K or Half Marathon
April 29 & 30 - Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra
May 22 - Chicago Spring Half Marathon
July 4 - Firecracker 5K
August 21 - Leesburg 20K
September 16 & 17 - Ragnar DC
November 24 - Thanksgiving Day 5K
December 11 - Frosty 5K

Favorite Races

1997 Marine Corps Marathon (3:44:56) - first marathon and first Boston qualifier

1997 JFK 50-Miler (10:50:30) - first and only ultra

1998 Boston Marathon (3:39:57) - first Boston

1999 Steamtown Marathon (3:29:04) - PR marathon

2010 North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon (5:32:38) - favorite trail marathon


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