To counteract the snow and gloom, I am so excited to say that Katie, over at Health for the Whole Self, passed on to me my first 'bloggy award' - the Sunshine Award! According to Katie, “The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world.” I am extremely honored that Katie not only reads my blog, but that she is inspired by it! I'm so glad that I found Katie's blog a few weeks ago. She is intelligent, funny, caring and I feel our ideas and views are very similar. Her blog is a 'must read' on my list!
I have to say, that I've been inspired by so many other bloggers and non-blogging runners and health enthusiasts over the past few years and have learned so much from so many people. As much as I appreciate being recognized, I feel that because so many others inspire me, I can't begin to name you all.
Instead, I'm going to name one blogger, who is first and foremost a friend. She has been through more in the past few years than anyone should have to deal with in an entire lifetime. Her humor, sincerity, willingness to share her raw emotions and her beautiful writing inspire me to keep moving every day. Heather, at The Spohrs are Multiplying, has touched so many lives and I can confidently say that she has inspired thousands more than just me.
In other news, I'm very excited about something new I'm getting involved with! Well, the organization isn't new, but it's new for me. Last night I met with a woman from Girls on The Run to talk about how I can get involved. We had a great chat, discussing the organization, running, and an assortment of other things. I'm very excited about working with the organization, volunteering with the Communications committee, meeting likeminded women in NYC, and helping to expose young girls (ages 8-12) to running and self-esteem boosting opportunities! I'm sure I'll talk much more about this in the months to come!
Before I go for today, I can't ignore another win by the USA Men's Hockey team at the winter olympics!! Ryan Miller (an MSU alumni!) saved 19 goals in yesterday's game after stopping 42 on Sunday! He's on a roll and is still going strong! The women's team is playing against Canada in the gold medal game today and the men's team plays again tomorrow. GO USA!!
What has been your favorite part of the Olympics so far?