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My 2nd Liebster Award! More Facts About Me

Liebster Award

I have been nominated for another Liebster Award! Tonya over at Healthy, Fit, and Frugal has nominated me to the award that helps up-and-coming bloggers get to know one another and let their readers know is behind the computer screen. Here is the post on my 1st Liebster nomination from last year. Check it out if you’re not too familiar with the Liebster Award. Thank you to Tonya for the nomination and love!!

These are the 11 questions that I answered for this year’s nomination.

If you could play any professional sport, what would it be and why?

Basketball, without a doubt. I grew up watching the NBA in an era where Magic, Bird, and Jordan dominated the court. My friends and I would mimic their moves: Magic’s no look pass, Bird’s smooth jumpshot, and Jordan’s ability to fly.

What is your favorite form of exercise?

Currently, my favorite form of exercise is running. Working in the Anesthesia, you are placed in very stressful situations everyday. Someone’s life is in your hands, literally. You are mentally processing dozens of critical situations and deciding what the best care is for your patient in every single case. Also, with two little toddlers and one newborn on the way, it is very chaotic at home. But, it is the best chaos and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

With that being said, I find solace in running. It is my “me time” where I am able to reflect and rediscover myself. When I go out for a long run, the only thing I have to worry about is if I can make it back to my car.

If you could win an Oscar, who would you thank?

First off, I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity and providing guidance throughout this roll. My wife and daughters, thanks for your unconditional love and support, I couldn’t have done this without you guys being there. Lastly, to Ken Jeong, YOU ARE MY IDOL, MUDDAFUKKA!!!!!!!

What is your favorite sport in the Olympics (summer or winter)?

Since the Winter Olympics are currently on, my favorite winter sport is the Halfpipe. I think Shaun White is awesome!

If you could have dinner with one athlete, who would it be and why?

I would have dinner with Magic Johnson. He’s such a great businessman. I just want to pick his brain and learn as much as I can from him.

What was your favorite vacation/place you’ve traveled?

Hawaii is my favorite, so far. There is so much to see and do in the islands that I keep coming back. It is very laid-back and is a great break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. My most recent memory was staying at Disney’s Aulani resort with my family. I can’t wait to take my kids back when they are a little older.

If you could only eat one food the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pizza. The possibilities are endless!

Name the top five values you try to live by?


Were you ever bullied as a kid? What was that experience like for you?

I think everyone experienced being bullied in one form or another. I remember being afraid of this kid in middle school because he was known to beat up kids in gym class. I felt like, oh crap, it’s my turn to get picked on. I tried to avoid him at all costs, but it wasn’t until I faced that bully that he stopped picking on me. Luckily the gym teacher intervened before I got my face pounded in! The lesson I took from that was you have to stand up for yourself because nobody will do it for you.

What would you do with your life if you knew you could not fail?

The question is what would I NOT DO with my life?

What legacy do you want to leave behind after you die? (Hope that wasn’t too morbid of a question.)

I want people to remember me as a man of integrity. My children are going to be my legacy and if my wife and I can raise them to live by the values that we set upon them, and they pass that on to their children, then I will be content with my life.

My Liebster Nominations

Now here are my nominations for the Liebster Award. I actually want to nominate my fellow West Coast Running Bloggers so that we all can get to know each other. Stop by their blogs and show them some love!!

Chris: at Marathon Living
Alisyn: at Run in Syn
Meg: at laugh.research.write.run
Rachel: at Running Rachel
Paulette: at Just Keep Running
Ganeeban: at Musings of a Girly Tomboy
Y Now an Athlete: at Y Now an Athlete
Kristen: at Kristen Keeping Up
I am a Runner Girl: at I Am A Runner
Erin: at Running Ruminations
Trish: at Runner Trish
Wes: at Run With Wes
Laura: at Running 4 the Reason

So in order to participate in the Liebster, I want you all to write a blog post stating you’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by me and answer these questions below. Then you must share the love and nominate other bloggers and come up with your own set of 11 questions for them to answer!!

Here are my questions for you guys!!

1. When was the first time you experienced the “Runner’s High”?

2. Do you listen to music during your runs, and if so, what’s your push-through-the-wall song?

3. What is your favorite race of all time and why?

4. What is the best thing about running in an organized race?

5. Speed or Endurance?

6. What is your favorite pre-race meal?

7. Do you take the snacks from spectators along the race route?

8. If you can be anyone for 24 hours, who would you be?

9. What was the most embarrassing thing that happened to you during a run?

10.If you can go back in time, what advice would you give to your 10 year-old self?

11.Why do you run?

There you go fellow West Coast Running Bloggers! I look forward to reading your posts!! Happy Running!

Feel free to answer these questions on the comments below!! I want to get to know my readers as well!! Thanks for Running with Me!!!

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  • Gary Cruz February 11, 2014, 1:36 pm

    Congrats Cuz! I would hope you could expand into cycling too! 😉

    • Ron February 11, 2014, 2:54 pm

      Thanks cuz!! You’ll be the first to know when I get a road bike!

  • Tonya@Healthy, Fit, and Frugal February 11, 2014, 2:29 pm

    Great to get to know you better! I LOVE Hawaii too! I always feel so relaxed and happy when I vacation there. Been there 4 times, but I’ve never been to Kauai so that would be the next place I’d go there.

    • Ron February 11, 2014, 2:47 pm

      Isn’t Hawaii so relaxing though? Especially compared to LA!! I haven’t been to Kauai yet either. I hear it is the most beautiful of the islands.

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