My One Power Word for 2013


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.


  1. Ugh, I got that spam today too.

    Great post :) My word would be "tough". Specifically to reflect the mental toughness I've built through my running training, but also to try to transfer that same mental toughness at work. I need to keep an extra thick layer of skin these days!

    1. Gotta love spam...or more accurately, being able to delete it. :)

  2. I love the word STRENGTH and I think it suits YOU so very well.

  3. Strength is a great word and a great concept. I believe that strength is very similar to tough, like Lisa noted. I like both to describe the ability to push through adversity - like when you're on that last mile of a hard run!


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