Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground and a Snazzy Award.

This morning’s run…6 breezy miles with lots of wind and humidity. Head in the clouds…feet on the ground…always.

Screen shot 2013-05-30 at 10.30.21 AM

So my friend over at runstilletos nominated me for this snazzy award. Thanks girl! These award thingys are fun to do every now and again.
Here are the rules…
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to his or her blog…. DONE!
  • Answer 11 questions asked by the nominator
  • Post 11 random tidbits about yourself. The inevitability that it will get all kinds of awkward is promising.
  • Nominate 11 blogs for the Liebster Award.
  • Create 11 new questions for my nominees!
  • Don’t forget to include the Liebster Award logo on your post. DONE!
Here were her 11 questions…

1. What is the worst first date you’ve ever been on?

Yikes! There have been too many. I’d have to say meeting someone in person that I met while online dating (GASP!) and him turning out to look nothing like I expected. Photos can be deceiving.

2. What is the most embarrassing event to have happened to you on a run or at the gym?

Geez, I am pretty clutzy. I have fallen so many times on a run that it’s hard to nail down one shining moment.

3. What is your dream job?

I would love to work behind the scenes as a producer at one of the entertainment television stations like E! or Bravo. Since health and fitness is also my passion, I would also like to get certified as a personal trainer and maybe have my own gym or spin studio. One day!

4. What is your all-time favorite TV show?

I love me some reality television. Anything on Bravo especially Real Housewives. It’s one of my guilty pleasures!

5. Dog or Cat?

We have a family dog named Brady and he is the cutest. So definitely dogs. How cute was he as a babe?


6. Who is your celebrity husband/wife? (if you could marry a celebrity, who would it be?)

Boris Kodjoe

7. What inspires you?

The stillness of morning and a new day, starting out on a clean slate.

8. What is your biggest accomplishment, to date?

Becoming a group fitness instructor. It’s something I’ve always shied away from and said I was afraid to do but it’s opened up so many amazing doors for me. I am more passionate about it now than I’ve ever been before.

9. What has been your favorite vacation?

Roatan, Hondurus. I just loved the natives there and the water is a beautiful turquoise color.


10. What is your comfort food?

My version of lazy girl mac and cheese. A big bowl of it and I will go to town!

11. If you could go back in time, who would you want to meet?

Marilyn Monroe or Rosa Parks.

Now for my 11 random things that may make you scratch your head in wonder, laugh, or both.

-My first job out of college was working behind the cameras at a local news station here in Dallas. From there I worked my way up to the news desk as an editor, assigning reporters to stories and tracking down breaking news. I did that for 3 years. It was a whirlwind of a job but I learned so much there about the tv industry.
-I studied Spanish for 3 years. One day I would love to become fluent and visit Barcelona, Spain…and drink some amazing vino.

-I am a master at any of those fighting video games like Mortal Kombat and Tekken…definitely the queen of mashing all the buttons and coming up with the MOST killer fighting moves. K.O.!

-My first gig as a fitness instructor was teaching a Latin-inspired class called Danceaton. The lead instructor Gaby convinced me to teach so I began my journey there and did that for about a year. It was like one big dance party! I credit her for helping me to become the confident instructor that I am today.

Here’s a silly vid of us in action. Can you find me?

-I don’t like loud lipstick. It looks awful on me! Pretty nude shades all day long.

-I think pink running shoes have magical powers.

-I would rather wear leggings and dresses than pants ANY DAY. So comfy.

-I love to drive barefoot and dance in the car.

-My favorite thing to do at the end of the day is chill out on the couch and listen to jazz music. I’m kind of an old lady.

-Tazo chai tea with a little bit of honey can turn any day around.

Screen shot 2013-05-30 at 11.25.53 AM

-Also…I don’t know how to swim…definitely something I must work on!

Here are my 11 nominations.

Blonde Hair Blue Eyed Runner


Sharde’s World 

Cookie Dough Katzen

Ja on the Run

Going Confidently

Jump Eat Run

Wife Mom Runs

Trex to Tigress

Our Personal Records

High Heels & Healthy Alternatives 

…And my questions for you!
  • If you could open any type of business what would it be?
  • What is your favorite time of year?
  • Name the last thing you splurged on.
  • What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
  • What one thing would you like to accomplish in 2013?
  • If you were on death row, what would be your last meal?
  • List 3 must haves in your purse/handbag.
  • Tea or coffee?
  • Do you have any guilty pleasures?
  • Describe yourself in 3 words.
  • What motivates you?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

24 thoughts on “Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground and a Snazzy Award.

  1. Boris Kodjoe. . . . YES.

    And I would rather wear summer dresses than pants any day. We have casual day on Friday but I never wear jeans — a dress is just so much more comfortable. I so agree!

    1. I know right?! I had a little incident when I was young where I almost drowned when I was learning to swim so I never had a huge desire to do anything in a pool but I am feeling like I need to!

  2. Make note: We should probably never get stuck in the ocean together. LOL I mean, I could swim to save my life but won’t go too far with my form. Awfulllllll.

    I love learning new things about Chelsea!!! I so need to get certified to teach a class. Would love to do it instead of working a 9-5 job.

    And of course, Thank you for nominating me. You are too sweet! Now, let’s see if I can work on it! (PS I do like your questions!).

  3. ok…I’ll answer this one:

    ■What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
    – I never “dated” my hubby…we just got married…and it was the BEST decision I could have ever made. He is my BEST friend, and we enjoy life’s adventures together!

  4. Thanks for the nomination!
    I love learning random facts about people haha I love that you listen to jazz to unwind. I’m not a huge fan, but it sounds nice to just chill and listen to music. Sounds like an amazing job you had, I love the fast pace kind of jobs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: