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Milton, Ontario, Canada

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

I have been double nominated for a Liebster Blog award! Both Sam and Irene nominated me! Here are the rules (but I won't be doing #3, because most of the people I read have done this already!).

  1. I made up my own nickname (a combo of the first part of my married last name MAC and my first name NIC(ole). Before that people would sometimes call me Nic, but normally Nicole.
  2. The longest I ever raced/ran before I picked up running in my thirties was 800m in grade six. I came in 7/8th.
  3. I'm 5ft tall and a lot of time I wear capri's as full length pants.
  4. I have no tattoos but yearn for one that has something to do with my boys.
  5. I have four piercings. 2 are dead (belly button and upper right ear), the other two are "normal" ear ones.
  6. I have never lived more than an hour away from my parents.
  7. My house is currently for sale. Please buy it?
  8. I believe the only way to truly get a floor clean is on your hands and knees.
  9. I have a cleaning lady who mops.
  10. After a KRA-AAAZIE scare two months ago, I finally realized that I was done having kids (though if another one popped up, I would be so happy. MMMM squishy babies!).
  11. My worst trait at work is my bluntness. I hurt people's feelings sometimes (there is no crying in business for goodness sake!). I'm working on it, trying to be more kind and less.... like a man. SIGH.

From SAM!


1) Are you a folder or a crumpler? (This is always a funny conversation in my house. Oddly it comes up often) FOLD
2) What is your favourite type of fiction? Historical Fiction, but I'll read anything.
3) What is your favourite thing for dinner, either at home or when you go out to eat? When I go out, I like to try new things or go to Swiss Chalet! HA! At home... I love my mum's chicken goulash!
4) Have you ever gone to the bathroom in the bushes on a run? YES. Thomas Street Hill, Streetsville and Financial Drive, Mississauga!
5) Coffee or tea I like both. Coffee in the AM, sometimes in the afternoon, but tea with dinner (most times)
6) What month do you wish it was all year round? October. Some warm days, some cool days, lots of brilliant colours and that wonderful fall smell.
7) Do you dress up at Halloween? I would if I had a party or something, but generally, no.
8) Do you cross train? Sadly, no. That is something I will NEED to improve to get my BQ.
9) Do you still live in the same city as where you were born? Nope, but close! Born in Etobicoke (came home to Meadowvale), live in Miton!
10) What did you want to be when you 'grew up'? According to my School Memories book, in grade one, I wanted to be "The backcatcher for the Toronto Blue Jays" I loved Ernie Whitt
11) What is your fav brand of running gear? I really don't have one. I'm loyal to New Balance shoes, so there!

From Irene!

  1. What is your favorite distance to run, swim, bike, or all three, and why? I don't bike or swim, but on a training run, I love a nice long 25ish KM. To race: Half Marathon!
  2. What inspired you to include fitness in your lifestyle? I was fat(ter). I was 5ft tall and almost 170lbs.
  3. What movie made you cry, if any? Too many. Steel Magnolias for sure!
  4. What gets you going in the morning? The freaking annoying alarm at 0510.
  5. What is your favorite pair of running shoes? New Balance... 940s. Affectionately known as my "Old Lady Stability Shoes."
  6. What is the most daring thing you've ever done? Hmm. Likely meet a few random dudes from an internet dating site. Lead me to my husband though.
  7. Do you have a life goal that you're still chasing? Always to be happy. I'm there right now (minus the HOUSE. MUST. SELL. Stress), but it is a continual goal.
  8. Favorite ice cream flavour? Chocolate.
  9. Do you have a favorite pre-race breakfast? Bagel or heavy whole wheat toast with butter AND peanut butter, water and more frequently, a small coffee.
  10. Who is your biggest fan? My Husband, Ken. And the kids!
  11. If you were to motivate someone to get off the couch and start exercising, what would you tell them? Start with a small goal. Do 5 minutes. You can do ANYTHING for 5 minutes. Build from there.


  1. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now, I've been up and down and all around yours..is there a way for me to follow or subscribe to you? (I might have just not seen it!)

    To answer your question, I do have a garmin to keep pace with..but it was just one of those runs that everything seemed off :(

    Any way, congrats on your recent Hamilton 1/2. Great time! I also see you've done a full marathon. My DREAM for next year. You did it in one fantastic time!

    P.S. I'm 5'0 tall too!! how hard is it to find shoes in our size?!?

    1. Hello! Wow! Your mum must be short! I just added a follow button (didn't realize I didn't have one, I normally do it manually myself). As for shoes, I used to have a friend who was director of marketing for a shoe company and got some sweet stuff as a result. I'm doubly cursed as I also have wide size 6 feet!

    2. Thank you! following you :D

      And, this is too funny, I've got WIDE 5-6 size feet too. :( The wide-ness (that is probably not a word) is what makes it even harder eh!

  2. Yay, thanks Nicole for playing along! I always love learning more about my favorite bloggers, so that was great. My mom is 4.9-5, but I managed to spring a bit higher to 5'3" thanks to volleyball which I took on early enough. Her feet are also tiny, she wears a 5. Being either very tall or short comes with a lot of challenges, so I don't think I'd envy you, but damn you guys are cute little things. :-) Being able to be authoritative from that height must feel awesome though.


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