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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award-w500 Much to my surprise and delight, I have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! by sister runner and blogger BayRunner Jamie.  She is spunky, enthusiastic, and a truly motivated runner.  Thanks so much Jamie!

The blog award rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you, answer some questions, nominate 10-12 other bloggers and notify them on their blogs.  (I will do this soon!)


Favorite color- For many years I have claimed "I like all colors", and now, with confidence, I can say red and turquoise. (... and maybe magenta)

Favorite animal - cats and dogs, and I am allergic to both

Favorite non-alcoholic drink- Coffee, no question :)

Facebook or Twitter- Facebook, although I rarely participate anymore

Favorite pattern- floral patterns (good gracious, I am girly!)

Favorite number- 13

Favorite Flower- Rose

What is your passion- Running, singing, encouraging others to pursue their passion

And now for the nominees!

Move Eat Create


The Flexi Foodie


Sisterhood of the Traveling Mats

The Girl in Glasses

Trying to be Conscious

le zoe musings

Go Jules Go

52 Miles per Month

District Sweats

Each of these women has inspired me in one way or another: through humor, with great cooking ideas, DIY's, motivational running stories, or other pursuits of happiness and health in life.  Check them out!  Forewarning: they are not all running blogs, although I assure you, you will enjoy each and every one of them!

Thanks again, Jamie, for the nomination!

Happy Blogging, everyone! And Happy Holiday. ~Alaina

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