Exciting Blog News: Sweat Pink and Versatile Blogger Award

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I sure did, because two pretty awesome blog-type things happened:


1.) I was accepted as a Sweat Pink ambassador! It’s “where tough and girly come together at last” — so proud to be part of such an incredible movement.

2.) A fellow blogger nominated me for The Versatile Blogger award! Thanks so much, Andrea!

As part of the award, I was asked to share 7 facts about myself. So, here it goes!

1.) I am obsessed with all things Disney. And have been since…well, forever.

2.) I have two businesses: I’m a freelance writer, but I also moonlight as a private piano teacher, which pretty much means I work all day long…but I love what I do, so it never feels like it! Plus, one of the best bonuses of being my own boss means I can lace up my sneakers and go for a run whenever I want…I got 8 miles in this afternoon!

3.) I LOVE to read…especially true crime. Ann Rule is my favorite. I do like fiction, too, and when I find an author I love, I have to read every. single. one. of their books, and have effectively done so with authors like Kristin Hannah, Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin

4.) When I’m not rversatileblogger111unning, I’m taking martial arts classes…I study both Muay Thai kickboxing and Taekwondo. So…don’t mess with me. (Kidding!)

5.) There is little that excites me more than scoring a good deal, whether it’s when I’m buying groceries or adding new tanks or capris to my endless workout wardrobe. I always know what’s on sale and where, and am never without a stack of coupons (or, of course, phone apps like Retail Me Not).

6.) I have a younger sister, and we used to hate each other…but now we’re BFFs. We are the absolute epitome of that thing moms always say to their kids when they’re fighting…you know, “someday you’ll appreciate each other.”

7.) I have had the same two favorite bands since I was 12 years old: Hanson and Third Eye Blind. I pretty much stalk them both whenever they’re in the tri-state area, so I’ve seem them in concert about a zillion times…in fact, I just scored tickets to Hanson‘s two-night event at Irving Plaza in NYC this summer! EXCITEMENT!

I also get to pass the award along to 15 of my favorite bloggers — fun! Here are just a few of the awesome bloggers I follow…it was SO hard to narrow it down!

1.) Running & Singing in the Park

2.) Running Coastie to Coastie

3.) Sneakers and Fingerpaints

4.) Keep Running/Keep Writing

5.) The Beginners Runner

6.) We Run Disney

7.) Back at Square Zero

8.) Hello Fitness…We Meet Again…

9.) Road Runner Girl

10.) Barking Mad About Running

11.) Run and Write

12.) Run Eat Repeat

13.) 2 Princesses on the Run

14.) Live, Run, Grow

15.) It’s a Marathon AND a Sprint

Here’s how it works:

1. Add The Versatile Blogger award photo on a blog post

2. Thank the person who presented you with the award and link back to him or her in your post

3. Share seven things about yourself

4. Pass the award along to 15 favorite bloggers. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.


Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out these other bloggers…especially Andrea’s blog, I Run for Donuts!


  1. Thanks for the nomination! May take me a bit to get to doing this since I have a few posts planned for the rest of the week, but I’ll get there!

    And I’m totally the same way with books, I read one I like by an author and I’m back at the library working my way through everything they’ve written!

    • Absolutely — love your blog! Sounds great, looking forward to reading it.

      YES! Same here. Or I hit Amazon for used copies, since I refuse to join this century and invest in a Kindle… :-D

      • Haha, me too! Well actually I have a kindle (because my dad insisted I’d love it!), but I can’t stand using it! I like the feel of real books and real pages…plus why PAY for books for the Kindle when the library lets me borrow them for free!

    • THANK YOU, my thoughts exactly! I am stubbornly refusing to give up my books…there is just NOTHING like it… :)

  2. Congrats from a fellow SPA and thank you so much for the nomination! I am so excited, this is my first Versatile Blogger award!

  3. Welcome to the SPA community and thanks for the nomination!

  4. Congrats on the SPA!! And, thanks so much for the nomination!! Also, I can completely relate to the sibling thing – my brother and I didn’t really talk for about 4 years, but now get along great. Funny how things work out!!

  5. Welcome to SPA!! :) Also, CONGRATS on the award!!

  6. Thanks, you rock. I’ll be adding this to my list of things to do this weekend. Right now I’m working on writing something about saving one of the surf sports here in Newport and it’s got me a little preoccupied. Hope you’ve been enjoying the weather and been getting some good runs in. And I hope your foot is healing nicely.

    • Yay! Awesome, look forward to reading it! :)

      I am definitely enjoying the warmth…although I have to say, I wasn’t QUITE prepared to run in almost 80-degree weather today! My foot is definitely feeling better, thanks! Now it’s just this dull achy soreness that comes and goes…SO annoying.

  7. Congrats on joining SweatPink it is a great group. I too love coupons and now with Groupon and Living Social… uh oh.
    Thank you so much for including me:)

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