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My Word of the Year for a Great 2016

My Word of the Year

It is a popular end of year activity to pick your one “Word” for the coming year.  I have been picking my word of the year for several years. Christine Kane has a great downloadable tool to help you find your word.  I usually use her tool and ponder on the word. The last two year’s words have not worked out for me.

This year, in turning fifty, I have my Project 50.

My word came to me not long ago, just that little epiphany:


I know what Yoda said. Do or do not. There is no try.

I agree with that. You should not say you are going to try to run a 100 mile race. You say I am going to run a 100 mile race. Don’t even put that word of “try” which in that context says “maybe” like you aren’t entirely sure you can do it.

Using TRY in the context of my Project 50:

to test the effect or result of (often followed byout):

to try a new method; to try a recipe out.
to make an attempt or effort; strive:
Try to complete the examination.
Project 50 is going to consist of doing new things, new processes, new ideas *to me*. I don’t know if I will succeed. I don’t know if I will even like the activity, or whether I will accomplish the activity! But it’s all about learning something new, striving to achieve some goal that it not really in my normal realm of activity, even some things that may make me slightly uncomfortable.
It was amazing how quickly TRY hit my head and I knew right then that was my Word for 2016.
Do you pick a word for the year?
Here are a couple of articles that may pique your interest:
Christine Kane’s article
Sits Girls One Word Article

November Training Goals

November Goals

It’s time to get back to training! I had some cross training that I wanted to incorporate into my workouts,  but I knew better than to start any new projects right before a big ultra. Now that the race is over with, I’ve successfully recovered, it’s time to move on and get back to training.

Cross Training Goals:

Strength training:  Running is a good way to build bone density, but as a 48 year old female runner, I need to think about conserving bone density.  The odds of osteoporosis rises in the menopausal female.  I take my calcium and Vitamin D supplements daily. I also have my blood work done to make sure my calcium and Vitamin D levels stay in the normal range!  Strength training can help prevent and even build bone density in women!

Plank a Day Challenge!


Core strength is good for runners. I’ve never finished a plank challenge month. It’s on, again!


This could be titled, Yoga and Stretching.  I need and want to get back into a stretching program. This is one of my goals for November, to get back into stretching.  I want to also explore some “Yoga for Runners” online videos and try to make this a regular practice.

How did I do on Day One?

I did some bicep work, for my strength training.  I did Day One of Plank Training-Yay! I did some a set of Windshield Wipers and one set of 10 basic crunches. I’m a bit embarrassed to say these were not easy, but hey, I have to start somewhere.

No Yoga or stretching, but I also did not run today. I’ve got my next two weeks schedule, from the Coach and I’m going running tomorrow. When I return, I am going to stretch!