I don’t know the last time I did survey. Thank you to teammate Rachel and also Kinetic Fix (and possibly some more people?) for tagging me in the Liebster survey award. I always find it rather interesting to find out more about other bloggers. I’m normally just a little bit too lazy to post it myself.
How did you choose your blog name?
A long time ago (2012), my was called lolzthatswim(andrun)…then I quit swimming so instead of being a dirty liar I became fueled by lolz. LOLZthatswim sounded really awkward and looked worse. Not that fueledbylolz doesn’t sound weird but it stuck. I am always laughing and smiling and don’t really know how to fuel myself otherwise…
What is your favorite thing to write about?
I enjoy writing about running. I know I’m incomprehensible at times but I do enjoy writing about things that interest me…whether it’s (currently) running, lolz, real life or pretending to plan a wedding. I don’t have an exact topic that interests me the most which is probably why my posts are Russian Roulette and you never really know what you’ll get.
Why did you start blogging?
I wanted to chronicle my life as a college student who swam and just started a new journey with running. I didn’t know what to expect with running and just wanted to post and being able to look back and reflect. I wanted to be able to look back and see what I did (or stopped doing I guess). I began this blog as a college swimmer and am now a post collegiate engaged runner.
What kind of workout makes you feel the best after it is all over?
Any race makes me feel good (when it’s done) and I have yet to find a workout that does the same thing.
What has been your proudest racing memory/moment?
I think winning the Plattsburgh half marathon in 2012. It was the first time I’ve ever won a half marathon and also the first race I can say I truly exceeded all expectations I had. I went from a 1:33 half marathon to a 1:27.
Why did you start running/triathlons?
For a long sleeve tshirt. I highlighted that here.
What is your “A” race or biggest fitness goal for 2014?
I have two A goals. One was to PR in the half marathon (which I did at Atlantic City).
The other is to redeem myself and run an awesome full marathon.
Name 5 songs on your iPod?
I don’t ever use an ipod and just use my pandora on my phone. I will tell you I love top 40 music and grimey rap music. Generally any mainstream rap and pop is good for me. I also like Fleetwood Mac and a few other bands for lounging around. When it comes to running, I enjoy rap and pop.
What is your favorite race and why?
My favorite race would have to be Shamrock in VA Beach. Although it is pretty expensive, they have a great afterparty and the cost (in my opinion) is really worth it. They treat you well. I would 100% recommend the Shamrock race series to anyone. This isn’t my favorite because of my times or personal races but how well it’s put together. I would have to say that Atlantic City half marathon does a similarly good job.
Life is not going to be streamlined. That high school boyfriend you had is probably not true love. Follow your heart and live in the moment. Nothing you do in the next 5+ years is set in stone and never take a single moment for granted. Enjoy each moment and don’t be afraid to take risks. It’s okay to change your mind. It’s okay to try and then fail. It’s okay to try, be successful and brag. Be humble. There is always someone better than you. You are not perfect and never will be. Your family is always by your side. Life changes. Life moves on. Above all others won’t be happy for you if you aren’t happy for yourself.
I really struggled to tag some bloggers. I know so sad, so little friends…Anyone who wants to take this survey should. Who am I to restrict you?
Questions for you:
If you have never commented introduce yourself and talk about your goal (whether it’s a life goal or race goal) in 2014.
If you have commented then still talk about your 2014 goal.