Yesterday Marie over at Simple Runner nominated me for a Liebster Award. Covering a race or going over training is easy for me, but talking about me….not so easy. So I’ll do my best, here we go!!1) What’s your favorite holiday
I’m not picky when it comes to my holidays. I really enjoy the ones that get me out of work and allow me to grill up some food and have a nice cold beer. Although, I have a special liking for those that honor the armed forces for obvious reasons.
2) Do you have any hidden talents
Ah, see this is one of the reasons I shy away from questions about me, No Hidden Talents. But Mrs. Schlub has an amazing singing voice and I keep telling her to go tryout for something. We will see if that ever comes to fruition.
3) What is one of your greatest fitness accomplishments?
Honestly every race has some type of personal accomplishment. Whether it is a pacer race for Mrs. Schlub or my first grueling half marathon trail race. I know it’s not fair for this piece but it’s hard to pick just one because they all have moments and results that I am very thankful for.
4) How did you get started running?
I’ve covered this story a few times but I really do enjoy telling everyone about how I started running. I’ve always loved sports and have always been pretty active but through mid 2013 Mrs. Schlub and I were in a pretty lazy period in our lives. She decided to make a change and started on the Weight Watchers program. In an effort to assist her progress, she took up running. Well as a supportive and loving husband (plus I’m competitive as hell and couldn’t just sit on the sidelines while she was doing so wellJ) I started to run as well. December 7th will be our one year race anniversary and within that one year we have completed just about ever racing distance below the marathon. I would have never started if it wasn’t for the Mrs.
5) What are your hobbies, besides running?
I’ve got a few hobbies outside of running, I still love my adult recreational sports like golf and old man softball, and I always get a lot of joy out of coaching our children’s sports teams.
6) If you could run with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be?
Hmmmm…I really like this questions. I’m going to pick a few since this is my blog and I can do whatever I want lol. I would really enjoy meeting up with Sage Canaday or Kilian Jornet to knock out an epic trail run. As for someone who has passed, I think I would choose someone like Abraham Lincoln or Albert Einstein, I just think the running conversation would be amazing.
7) If you could run any race in the world, which race would you choose and why?
For road races there is always the Boston Marathon, I think everyone who laces up a pair of shoes wants to run there. As for trails, I would want to run Transvulcania. The sights of La Palma are amazing and who can beat a volcanic formation with 11,000 feet of elevation gain. Plus the name is cool as hell lol.
8) What is the weirdest compliment or advice that anyone has ever given you?
Off the top of my head I cant really think of anything that was intended to be a compliment or advice and just came off as weird. I’m sure there has been plenty but I just cant think of anything.
9) Name 5 of your favorite songs right now?
1. Anything by Avenged Sevenfold
2. Stay With Me by Sam Smith
3. Wake Me Up by Acivii
4. Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
5. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift (As much as I dislike to admit this one lol)
10) Who do you admire the most and why?
This one is the easiest of the bunch. I admire Mrs. Schlub the most above anyone else. She is an amazing Wife/Mom, always taking care of our family and giving as much as she can while asking for nothing in return. She also changed our entire lives with her desire to be healthier and fit which has now introduced us to our new running lives. Lastly, I cant tell you how inspiring it is to see her cross the finish line, it make me work harder and push farther knowing she is giving it her all each and every run.
11) If you could be any character from a TV show, which would you be?
This one is awesome. I would either be Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead or Walter White (AKA Heisenberg) from Breaking Bad. Both are absolutely awesome characters.
Unfortunately, I have a small number of blogs I follow so between those everyone I would nominate has already completed one of these. I hope you enjoyed reading.