**WINNER of the Reebok Customized Shoe Give-Away: Natalie of This Mommy Runs

Family Biz: First thing’s first, my nephew was born! I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it on the blog much but my sister gave birth to Gunner Ceferino Gil on Thursday. I’m SO excited to meet him in real life, but will have to wait until January 🙁 But, I wanted to introduce him to you guys because you know how much I love my niece and nephew, Giovanna and Marshall already. Here is Gunner and his big sis, Giovanna: 

10 Questions for Me

Since I didn’t have a post scheduled for today and since Heather linked me up for the Sunshine Award questions post, I figured I might as well go ahead and do it. I normally don’t participate in these things but maybe you will be interested to know a little more about me…who knows? If not, no harm done 🙂

1. Do you own any pets? If so, what kind? Breed? Name?
I don’t currently own any pets but my favorite pet growing up was our family dog, Meisha, who was a mostly Chow mut that I loved! She was with us for close to 10 years and died awhile ago. I’m looking forward to the day I have a larger home and can have a dog of our own. 

2. What is the last book that you read?
The last book I read was Meb Keflezighi’s “Run to Overcome.” I loved it. Meb is super inspiring not only for his running career but for the kind of person he is. He’s clearly got great character, strong principles and a very kind heart. He doesn’t give up, loves his family and puts others first. More people should be like Meb. 

3. Favorite way to sweat?
My favorite way to sweat is a tie between running a marathon I’ve trained for or doing a kick ass Crossfit workout. Both have a similar kind of adrenaline and make me feel on top of the world. Sweating in general is one my favorite things 🙂

4. What is your favorite piece of workout apparel?
I love my Reebok capris (this version), my Mizuno running shoes and Sweaty Bands 🙂

5. Salty or sweet?
Sweet! I’m a huge fan of sugar and will down a pint of ice cream like nobody’s business. My favorite thing ever is dark chocolate and peanut butter together though!

6. Favorite fashion trend right now?
I’m obsessed with my new Sperry’s. They are so trendy right now and I’m not usually the type to break down and buy the “in” thing, especially the brand name of it but I saw these and had to have them. Totally worth it so far!

7. If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
Assuming I could stay for a few days, probably Australia or New Zealand. I’ve been thinking about that area of the world lately and would really like to visit! If it was just for the day, I would fly to Indiana and see my new nephew, Gunner!

8. What is your astrological sign?
Libra but I have never been into horoscopes so I’ve probably only read mine a handful of times in all of my life. 

9. How many states have you lived in? Where?
I’ve technically lived in six states. Indiana most of my life, South Carolina for one year, Maryland for 3 years, Virginia for 3 years, Washington DC for 4 months and Florida for 3 months. Living in the tri-state area, you can easily live in three states without changing jobs!

10. What is your favorite recipe you’ve made lately? 
I’ve actually been cooking a bit lately and loving it! Last night, I made Turkey Feta Meatballs from the Runner’s World Cookbook (so good!). I had them at the Runner’s World Half-Marathon festival and couldn’t wait to come home and make them for myself. I also recently made an awesome Asian noodle bowl (see below!)

I am not going to link anyone up but if you want to do these questions on your blog, go ahead and then let me know and I will link you up then!

If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go? 
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