Hooray! Today is my SITS Day!
A very special welcome to all of my SITStahs; thanks for stopping by!
For my regular readers, let me tell you a little more about SITS.
SITS Girls is an incredible online community of more than 40,000 women bloggers.
Whether you’re a newbie or veteran blogger, SITS is a great place to connect, learn, and grow.
I joined the SITS community shortly after I started blogging. I’ve learned so much from the Daily How-To’s, and I’ve found some of my favorite bloggers through the Daily Featured Blogger.
If you’re not already a part of this amazing community, what are you waiting for? We’d love to have you in the SITStahood!
You Are My Sunshine
About the time I started packing my bags for our fabulous vacation in Maine, the Sunshine Award started popping up around the blogosphere.
The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers who brighten your day.
First, the amazing Charlotte at Commitness to Fitness nominated me. One day, I’m going to get an award before Charlotte so I can nominate her first!
Charlotte always brightens my day, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award. Well, except for these other awesome ladies, who also nominated me:
Thanks for sending lots of sunshine my way. It’s an honor to be in such esteemed company!
Blogging awards are a great way to learn more about your favorite bloggers. I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone and accept my nomination while telling my SITStahs a little more about me!
So here’s how the award works:
1. Include award logo in a post or on your blog.
2. Link to the person(s) who nominated you.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated.
I picked a few questions from each of my nominations.
1. What’s Your Favorite Quote?
I can’t pick just one, but this quote spoke to me last week:
Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
~ Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
2. Would you rather read or watch TV?
Give me a good book any day! Especially if I can curl up on the couch on a rainy day. Or, better yet, bury my toes in the warm sand and let the hours fly by.
3. What type of shoes do you have on your feet right now?
None. One of the perks of working from home is going barefoot most days. If I have to go out, I slip on my favorite flip flops. Of course, as a runner, I have a small mountain of colorful running shoes piled up in my garage.
4. If you could live in any city in the world, where would you live?
I’m not much of a city gal. I yearn for wide, open spaces and would love to move West some day.
But, I do love the small European cities that cater to active lifestyles. I’d love to live abroad for a few years in a small to medium-sized city. I can just see my family strolling through the city center, window shopping, and enjoying ice cream at an outdoor cafe. Then we’d take the train to the Alps for some epic hiking!
5. What’s your favorite form of exercise?
Running, especially trail running. Followed closely by hiking, swimming, and stand-up paddle boarding.
6. If you had a be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose?
Amazing Race! How incredible would it be to travel the world with my husband & best friend in a competition?!
7. Which chore do you enjoy the least and why?
Do I have to pick one? Domestic diva I am not, and I avoid housework like the plague.
Seriously, hiring a cleaning service ranks pretty high on my list of things I’d do if I were independently wealthy. Along with weekly massages. Heck, I’d get my weekly massage while someone else was cleaning my house.
8. If you could only use one beauty product for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
This one made me laugh. I never wear make-up, and the last time I checked, my tube of mascara was about 5 years past its expiration date. But I do love chapstick. Not sure if that’s a beauty product, but I can’t live without it!
9. Most of the clothes in your closet are from what three stores/brands?
My blog isn’t called Work in Sweats Mama for nothing, and my closet is overflowing with workout and outdoor apparel.
I’m slowly building up my Kuhl wardrobe for outdoor adventures and casual wear. Most of my work attire comes from Ann Taylor and Banana Republic outlets.
10. What goals are you currently working toward?
I’m training for the 2013 Richmond Marathon and want to run a Boston Qualifier. Some day, when my girls are older, I’d like to train for an Ironman.
I also want to continue growing my blog while exploring new writing opportunities. I’d love to attend a blogging conference next year and meet some of my fabulous blogging buddies in person.
Spreading the Sunshine
Here are my nominations:
Ilene at The Fierce Diva Guide to Life
Jenn at Runnderlust
Jen at Miles & Blessings
Leah at Raising Flowers and Skids
Kristina at Kris on Fitness
Michelle at A Dish of Daily Life
Natalie at Fit. Fun. Femme.
Nellie at Brooklyn Active Mama
Sara at Fit. Fun. Femme.
Tamara at Tamara Like Camera
Your turn! Pick one of the questions above and leave your response in the comments!