Tuesday, January 14, 2014


My word for 2012 was Filter. You can read about it Here. Last year my word was Carve. Read about that HereI was starting to wonder what my word for 2014 was going to be and even thought of not doing it this year at all.

And then these Tweets happened:
 Marty Stevens @martylstevens
I am on the shelf for a few weeks from running
due to tearing my inguinal tendon. #500in2014
Any suggestions for a speedy recovery?
 Jessica Lahey @jesslahey
@martylstevens rest, rest,
rest and more rest. That's a
painful one! Good luck!

So, now my Word for 2014 is a no brainer.  It absolutely, positively, without a doubt has to be Rest. Thanks, Jess, for pointing out what seems so obvious, but was not what I was wanting to do--REST

Letting my injury heal is front and center at the moment.  (A group of Educators have taken up the challenge to run 500 miles in 2014.  It is inspirational and they provide wonderful support.  However, I am woefully behind due to this setback. I will need all their encouragement once I return.  Watch our progress on Twitter at #500in2014).

After I recover and can get back to running, then I need to be especially mindful to Rest.  It seems from the moment I awake to the time my head hits the pillow I am in full throttle motion without a moment to myself. Rest to rejuvenate. To recalibrate. To replenish. Mostly, though, Rest just for the sake of Rest.


  1. It's been four and a half months since I suffered a pretty severe concussion, and it's taken me this long to get back to 90%. Rest has taken on a new importance in my life, and as I love my work, it's hard to do sometimes. But when we take care of ourselves and our bodies, we heal. Good luck to you.

    1. Thanks so much, Jess. I hope you continue to heal and look forward to your writing.