Versatile Blogger Award

I was recently nominated by Richard from The Running Schlub for the Versatile Blogger Award. This was an award that I hadn’t heard of before… but it reminds me a bit of the Liebster Award. Remember that thing?

About the Versatile Blogger Award:

It is for those blogs that bring something special to your life.  In picking your nominees, you are to consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page.  Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them. (I’m guessing I’m on the content side… and not the quality photograph side!)

The Rules:

Answer the questions you have been given, nominate 10(ish) other bloggers and give them their own set of questions to answer.

Questions from Richard:

1. What is something people might be surprised to learn about you?

I can wiggle my ears! (is that a surprising thing? I don’t know.)

2.  What is one place on your travel must-see bucket list?
There are so many places I want to travel both within the U.S. and worldwide! Inside the United States, I really want to see New York City. Outside of the US, Australia tops my list.
3. What’s your current go-to work out song?

I don’t listen to music while I run, but I love listening to My Body by Young the Giant before a run. Gets me pumped up every time!

4. What is your favorite distance to run?
For racing, the half marathon is my favorite! I have run 19 half marathons since I started running in 2007. As far as a regular, daily run goes I like doing 5 to 6 miles.
Hokie Half Marathon
5. What would you do with a $1000 gift card?
Oh jeez, I am not sure. Maybe buy a kayak and/or a stand up paddle board. Both of those would be fun to have and I could use them at nearby Claytor Lake!
Claytor Lake State Park
6. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

If I had the capability to run all day and see a new place in the process, I would do that. I’d also have Barry along with me and friends and/or family to hang out with at the start and end of the day.

7. What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band – I actually sang this at Karaoke in Mexico when I was 18. I was there for the week with my family for my cousin’s wedding. Fun fact: I’ve always seen The Charlie Daniels Band in concert. It was amazing!

8. If you could travel back in time, what year would you travel to?
This is a hard one! I wonder if this means a year I have lived or any year, regardless of if it was before I was born. Maybe I am putting too much thought into this…. If it’s a year when I lived then I’d choose the summer between elementary school and middle school – 2000. I miss summers at the pool and summer swim team. If it’s any year in history, I would pick sometime in the 50’s. It looks like it was a fun time to be alive!
9. Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

A hair tie! (or is that a necessity?) I feel like all of the things I cannot go a day without are necessities….

10. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

Ahem…. I had to go count. I have 36, which is more than I thought. But I counted everything, including things like my soccer cleats which I never wear anymore.

Here are my 10(ish) nominations:
1. Jan from Running on Fumes
2. Debbie from Deb Runs
3. JoAnne from Healthy in Cville
4. Becky from Running on Happy

6. Anyone else who wants to join in!

Here are your questions:
1. What is something people might be surprised to learn about you?
2. What is one place on your must-see travel bucket list?
3. What is your current favorite song?
4. What is your favorite distance to run?
5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
6. How many pets do you have?
7. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
8. What is your favorite movie?
9. When is your birthday?

10. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three objects would you bring with you?

Answer one of the above questions or join in and answer all of them!

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  1. I can wiggle my ears, too!
    Glenn and I like to sing Every Rose Has its Thorn when he’s playing the guitar and there are a bunch of people hanging out and singing. 🙂
    stephanie@nowirun.com recently posted…Adventure Awaits!My Profile

    1. That’s a good song! So cool that Glenn plays the guitar, too.

  2. I also could not live w/out a hair tie as an accessory. I have some hair apparatus in my hair 99% of the time. Probably more like 99.5%. LOL And I can also wiggle my ears! 🙂 So cool that you saw the Charlie Daniels Band in concert. At Campbell’s dance recital there was a dance to that song. Those carefree summers in elementary school were so much fun. I too miss them! Thanks for the nomination! 🙂 I’ll answer your questions this week.
    jan recently posted…Landscaping and A New Kind of RunningMy Profile

    1. It makes me very nervous to have my hair down and not have a hair tie on my wrist, just in case!

  3. Wow, way too much thought went into these lol. Yikes, 36 pairs of shoes.I think the 50’s would be totally awesome.
    Richard recently posted…Day 1….or maybe notMy Profile

    1. I guess I was overthinking everything a bit! 😉

  4. I can’t wiggle my ears. Or whistle. A stand up paddle board and spending the day running and exploring both sound awesome!
    I grew up listening to The Charlie Danels Band. My dad loved them Devil Went Down to Georgia was always my favorite!
    I have never heard “My Body”. Now I’m going to go listen to it.
    Thanks for the nomination!! I’m taking a break from blogging (dealing with life), so I probably won’t write a post, but I really do appreciate it. 🙂

    1. Your dad has good taste! I hope you like the “My Body” song 🙂 It always gets me pumped up for a race!

  5. Wow! 19 is a lot 🙂
    I always envy runners who can make it without music, I just can’t handle it!
    Karen recently posted…Be Good To Your BodyMy Profile

    1. I used to always need music when I started running, but now I enjoy running without it!

  6. A hair tie is definitely a necessity! I would be a scary sight if I went for a run in this humidity without one! Thanks for the nomination. I just got a Liebster Award nomination this past week, too. Perhaps I’ll combine them! 🙂
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…From Four To Five – The Wedding RecapMy Profile

    1. P.S. I love the old picture of downtown Blacksburg!
      Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…From Four To Five – The Wedding RecapMy Profile

    2. Combo away! 🙂 I had to search a little to find that picture, but I think it’s a neat one too!

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