Friday, June 13, 2014

Meet Your Friendly Fairytales and Fitness Runners

Shortly after we started blogging last year we were nominated for a Leibster Award by Lauren from Lauren's Glass Slipper. We thanked Lauren, but didn't participate in the fun because one of the rules was that we needed to nominate 11 other bloggers. At that point, we didn't even know 11 other bloggers. We didn't even know if 11 people were even reading our own blog!  Since then, we have been nominated multiple times.  I had kept a list so I would remember to mention each and every blogger that had nominated us but  if we missed someone, please let us know:  Girl Goes Running, Loving on the Run, Life Between the Miles, The Final Forty, Run Like a G, Confessions of a Domestic GoddessRun Heather Run 26.2 or Bust (formerly Central Fl Runner), and Press On & Run.



Since so many bloggers have thrown so many questions our way, we didn't think it would be right to only answer one persons questions, so we are taking a combination of the questions you guys have asked  but we're gonna do it a little differently.  Since there is the two of us, we won't answer that many questions because we need to keep this post a reasonable length. We don't want to bore  you!

So this is our Friday 5........

1. On Other Sport:
Lacey: I played tennis in High School. When I was younger I played Softball but never wanted to make the All-Star Team because I didn't want to get up on Summer mornings and go to practice.  I played soccer when I was really young but determined that I enjoyed eating the oranges on the sideline better than playing. I wanted to quite after I was told I couldn't be the goalie!

Meranda: I was a gymnast from middle school through college. In all those years I never suffered one injury! I've really been serious about running for only 2 years and already I've been injured for 5 months! What's up with that?  I was also a cheerleader ( I know, I even thought it was dumb while I was doing it, but I was short and it was the only way I had a good view of the field...I kid), I was pretty shy in  school and I didn't even try out for the team ( squad).  The coach called me  and asked me to be a part of it. I agreed.


2. Childhood:
Lacey: I had ALWAYS wanted a Barbie Power wheels car (remember them?).  I never got one, but one year my Dad bought me a Go-kart. I guess I was better off with the Go-Kart because my neighbor who had a power wheels didn't get to ride hers often because it never held a charge. I on the other hand got to ride the Go-Kart around the neighborhood in the snow!

Meranda: I had ALWAYS wanted an Easy Bake oven but never got one. Ironically enough during our last trip to Disney in February my sister and I were casually chatting and I found out that she HAD an Easy bake oven when we were kids!!! How did I not know this??? I have a pretty good memory so I assured her it was probably another toy she was thinking about. Afterall, we did have a lot of that Fischer Price Play Kitchen stuff. But nope, she was sure it was the Easy Bake oven. She assured me that I wasn't missing out on anything because her brownies never turned out right anyway!


3. Getting Personal:
Lacey: I was recently told that I am a teeth grinder and the dentist wants me to spend $400 on a mouth guard. This supposed "teeth grinding"  doesn't bother me, so I don't see the point in the guard.  I have never had my wisdom teeth out, and I still have my tonsils. I've had Lasik eye surgery.

Meranda: I've had my wisdom teeth out. I've had my tonsils and adenoids both removed and getting Lasik scares me. I'm afraid I'd go blind.

4. Entertainment

We both love reading books. Our favorites are Danielle Steel, Emily Giffin, Beth Harbison, Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner, Sarah Stromeyer.

Lacey, I read a lot of running books as well. I could care less whether or not I had cable. I always have episodes of Sex and the City downloaded on my ipad and they are great for when I have long over nights or for watching while I'm on the treadmill. My favorite movie of all times is Tommy Boy.

Meranda: Yes, I cried as I read Marley and Me and stupid me, I even went to the theater to see it (on Christmas) and I cried some more. Did I think the ending was going to be different then the book?  I don't watch much TV either, but I will watch repeats of Sex and the City and Dallas any day. Yes, that's the OLD version of Dallas. My husband and I visit the set of Dallas back in 2006 and since then I've collected every season of that old TV series. It is seriously 100 times better then the new series of Dallas. Check out our tour of SOUTH FORK ranch ( the set of Dallas).


5. Accomplishments

Lacey: I would say my biggest accomplishment to date is completing the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge. Running Boston was definitely an accomplishment in its self that I am proud of but I am very grateful that I got to run at Big Sur not only once, but twice.

Meranda: Although I think every race that I finish is an accomplishment, my proudest moments are academic ones. Getting my first teaching job was an accomplishment for me but then I've also felt accomplished when I've seen my written work show up in newspapers and magazines.

Did any of these responses surprise you? Pick any topic from 1-5 and tell us something about yourself. Or, you can tell us something about each topic.  Go ahead, we have time!   Happy Friday Friends!




24 comments:

  1. I played pretty serious tennis for about 5 years while living in Houston. It was fun and my partner and I even went to Palm Springs for a tournement. By the way, Lacey, you can buy a mouth guard at your local Drugstore for a fraction of the price the dentist wants to charge you!

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    1. That may be what I end up doing if I feel it becomes a problem!

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  2. I loved reading more about you two! Lacey - I played tennis in high school too. Meranda - I wish I had taken up gymnastics. I think it would be so fun to flip up in the air!

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    1. I like running but gymnastics will always be my first love!

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  3. Great responses! Let's see I have my wisdom teeth which had behaved well and stayed under the skin for 40 years and then, basically on my 40th birthday, one decided to come up and see what was going on. Dentists always told me if they weren't up by 30, you were good. Guess my mouth had other ideas, so I see some wisdom tooth removals in my future! I still have my tonsils but I wish they'd been removed when I was a kid. I grind my teeth and do have the $400 night guard! I actually don't sleep well anymore if I don't have it in and it's a little scary to see how much I've worn it down.

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    1. I had my wisdom teeth taken out after the average age one should be and I was told to expect problems but it all turned out fine. I was a young adult when I had my tonsils out and that turned out to be a horrible experience.

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  4. Loved your #5 responses! It would be a dream to do Boston to Big Sure and have my work published--so basically I want to be both of you combined :)

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  5. So fun to learn more about you two! I am not much of a TV watcher either, I mean there are a couple shows that I like to watch, but if I miss them it's okay:) I watch most my TV when I am getting linens ironed and steamed for weddings, the rest of the time I would rather play outside or read blogs:)

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    1. I would love to get rid of my cable but i'm afraid my husband wouldn't be too happy with me...lol

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  6. Oh, the Easy Bake oven! I tease my mom about that all the time because I never had one either. She always said I could just bake in the kitchen and there was no need to cook with a light bulb. I have gone on and on for years about how I was deprived as a child because she'd never get me that toy. Nice to know there's someone else out there also "suffering" because of it! Hahaha

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    1. It warms my heart to know there were other little girls hoping for that easy Bake oven too!

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  7. I loved this post! And Lacey is right about the Easy Bake oven, the brownies NEVER came out right!! :)

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    1. Every year for Christmas my husband asks me if I want an easy bake oven! He's kidding of course.

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  8. Oh Meranda, you are brave to have read Marley and Me! I don't think I could put myself through that torture!

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  9. I was a tennis player for quite some time as well! I miss it. I only get to play when I visit my parents in Dallas since my dad is the only person I know who plays tennis well.

    Meranda I had no idea you had multiple degrees, that is awesome!

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  10. I played soccer my whole life! Stopped when pregnant with #OhLucy. And I always hated to run- even though I played soccer. Yeah, I'm weird. ;) Thanks for sharing so much of you two! Happy Friday!

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  11. Very cool. The personal side of blogging, the fact that they're "people" is always enjoyable. Thanks for sharing. Good use of the Free Friday.

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  12. Love learning more about the people behind the blog. Oh and don't worry, the Easy Bake Oven was super lame. Took all night to bake anything (because the heat source was just a high wattage light bulb) and then the resulting dessert wasn't even good. Lol. Thanks for sharing this!

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  13. Nice learning some more about you two ladies. I agree every race is an accomplishment. #FridayFive

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  14. I like these kinds of posts cause it is fun to get to know you better.... I loved the old Dallas series too. Have tried to watch the new one but not the same at all!

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  15. My step-kids all play tennis and I like to watch. I'm not very good at it, but it's a great workout! I was a soccer junkie until college injury sidelined me.

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  16. Aw, it was great getting some more insights of you gals! That's so cool that you were nominated by so many other bloggers! When I was younger, I had wanted both the Easy Bake Oven and one of the Barbie Power Wheels, but never got either haha. I played soccer for a few years when I was younger, and also competed in Irish Dancing for 20+ years.

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  17. Love this post! I had an Easy Bake oven- it was definitely overrated. Literally a lightbulb in a box. As for the mouth guard, I'm a teeth grinder as well and have a guard. I don't notice the grinding when I sleep, but I can tell that my teeth have worn down. We have a lot of favorite authors in common! Another writer that is very similar is Donna Kauffman. :)

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