Just the other day I was looking at an assortment of inspirational charms with phrases like faith, love, strength, courage, fearless, believe. All of the words touched a cord with me but strength kept coming to the forefront of my mind. Strength.
During a lot of my training runs I thought about being strong, told myself I was strong, and looked for my strong. I even think the word strong is on the gym wall but can't say with 100% certainty. But that may be why this was a go to word for me. But now I am loving strength as it has a deeper meaning to me.
I can say I am strong because I can lift x pounds and still carry my daughter. I am strong to be able to run. I am strong by doing what I do. But strength involves character...at least in my mind it does.
The strength to say I am sorry. The strength to love when I feel hurt. The strength to run one more mile. The strength to get up early, stay up late, and do whatever it takes. Strength.
I want to carry my strong from 2012 into 2013 and ensure I maintain strength in my body and mind. In the way I embrace each day and challenge. In the way I grow in love and confidence. In the way I tackle my fitness goals and bring my running to new levels.
What would your word be?
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for Amanda at Run to the Finish for writing a post that got me thinking about my one word. I am thankful for Elle at Eat, Run, Sail for sharing her word and motivating me to do the same. Daily Affirmation: I will hold onto my strength and let it bloom and grow stronger throughout 2013.