Sunday, January 05, 2014

2014 Word of the Year

I've been seeing numerous running/fitness bloggers take up this question, and so I thought I'd add my own to the list, in the form of a quick post.

Looking back, the year for 2013 would have been, "Redemption."  The reasons aren't surprising, if you know anything about me from blogging or Twitter.  I came back from injury after injury to make 2013 the fastest and fittest of my adult life.

But, what about 2014?  What word will I think to myself?

Here's a clue:

I have a handy-dandy notebook, but you know it as an iPhone.

No, not the CLUES themselves -- I mean the answer lies with the guy himself:

I hate to burst your bubble.  Well, it's kinda fun.
No, really.  That guy right up there:

Yes, that's "Steve Burns," of "Blue's Clues" fame.  Although it's not watched (much) anymore in my home, I was a big fan of Blue's Clues (as a parent!).  When Steve left the show and released a solo album, "Songs for Dustmites" in 2003, I was struck by how good it was.  It was produced by Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips, and had a fun, sweet, and science-y feel to it.

This is one of my favorite songs on the Album, although I have many:

The song is called, "Maintain."

I guess this word runs counter to what a lot of people might think. Most people want to improve, right?

My main goal simply to not let up.

Don't quit.

Don't flare out early, like a sparkler.

Show that 2013 was not a fluke, and those PRs were not an aberration.



  1. Joe does't hold a candle to Steve. Steve rocks.

  2. Joe doesn't hold a candle to Steve. Steve rocked. I guess he still does...just not with Blue.

    1. Truth, all counts. I always felt bad for Joe, though. I mean, they didn't even let him draw his own clues!