I am joining up with Deb for the Wednesday Word linkup today for a change of pace. When I first saw today’s word was quality, I immediately thought of the saying “quality not quantity”. I did a little thinking about how that applies to my life right now.
Simple Definition of quality
: how good or bad something is
: a characteristic or feature that someone or something has : something that can be noticed as a part of a person or thing
: a high level of value or excellence source
This time last year, I had a raging case of plantar fasciitus that left me unable to run for almost 4 months. The previous year I earned myself a stress fracture by not respecting my body. I am happy to report that I am feeling better than ever running! (Knock on some wood somewhere) I’ve been slowly building back my mileage the past few months and really enjoying running. Part of me wants to go out everyday and run as many miles as I can but I know from past experience that this will only lead me right back to injury. I am running 3 days a week and have really learned to enjoy the quality of my runs and not pay so much attention to the quantity (mileage or time).
I’ve realized a shorter quality run can make me very happy and keep me hopefully off the injury list. I am actually enjoying running in the cold! I can honestly say I am loving running more than I have in a long time. Looking forward to runs instead of dreading having to run a certain number of miles can make a huge difference in the quality of my runs.
I have also been making a concerted effort the past few months to spend quality time with those who make me happy and spend less time with those who do not. Surrounding myself with those who have qualities I enjoy and removing myself from situations that give me stress, have made a huge difference for me.
I’ve always been interested in nutrition and vegetarian cooking however, now that I am hosting the Meatless Monday link up each week I am even more focused on the quality of my food choices. I am loving the challenge of coming up with new recipes each week that are filled with quality ingredients.
I was having the hardest time coming up with a “word of the year” but I think I may have just found mine!
Finding who and what you love and surrounding yourself with them.