The First Ultimate Coffee Date Of 2018

Welcome to the first Ultimate Coffee Date of 2018! Is it too late to wish you a Happy New Year? Is it too soon to ask if you’ve given up on any resolutions? 😉 Share your “coffee date” post in the link up below, and make sure you visit my co-host Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner and comment on other blogs to spread some New Year’s goodwill. 

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If we were having coffee … 

If we were having coffee, I would ask about your holiday. Did you travel? Did you get a chance to relax? Did you drink too much eggnog? I only took a few days off from work–and didn’t have any eggnog!–but it was nice to have some down time without a big to-do list keeping me running around. 

If we were having coffee, I would ask if you made any New Year’s resolutions or have any big goals for 2018. I didn’t and I don’t, but I am participating in Laura’s Fit And Fueled program and looking forward to implementing her tips and strategies for improving my nutrition and performance. 

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am still drawing inspiration from this Picasso quote that Ann shared during a yoga class.

Then and now I draw on it mostly for cycling. I did that challenging Conte’s Hill ride until I could do it, but now that it’s been a few months I may be starting from “can not do” again. I need this reminder that it’s worth facing down my fear of failing–and falling–to learn how to do it again. 

That brings me to the words I’ve chosen for 2018: 

Namaste served me well in 2017, and with compassion I will continue my efforts to see the best in others. But I also need courage to do the hard things God may be calling me to do to make His world a better place. Instead of choosing, I decided to have two words for 2018.

Did you choose a word (or two!) for 2018?

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29 Responses to The First Ultimate Coffee Date Of 2018

  1. I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions, but I do have two bucket list items I’d like to check off: doing a century ride and running the Grand Tetons Half.

    Thanks for the linkup!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Hot Chocolate: The Perfect Drink For Braving Cold Air And Fierce WindMy Profile

  2. Wendy says:

    No resolutions, no intentions, no goals, and no words. I’m just going to keep on keeping on. I guess that’s an intention, right?

    Looking forward to hearing about the nutrition class!
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  3. Those are both great words. Hopefully I’ll be able to remember mine this year (haven’t forgotten it yet, LOL!).
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…Just hibernating: Spilling over tea/coffee January 2018My Profile

  4. Great words you’ve chosen. I hope they serve you well this year.

    You know I’m a big goal setter and I’ve got some big ones this year – which is why Brave felt like the right word for me.

    Here’s to a great 2018! Thanks for hosting coffee!

  5. HoHo Runs says:

    You may two very good word choices for the year. I don’t make goals or resolutions and when I try to think of a word…I keep coming back to “unbroken”. I’d like that to be both in the physical and mental sense. PS…I had copious amounts of eggnog. 😉 Thanks for coffee!

  6. I really like that quote too! It’s funny how we convince ourselves we cannot do something. Even after I did the Contes ride a few times successfully, I was still afraid that I would not be able to do it again.I hope we are both back at it soon! Have a great time skiing 🙂

  7. We had a very busy holiday week (s) so I am not sad about hibernating here in the house this weekend! No egg nog for me!

  8. vicki says:

    I took some time off between the holidays, and I’m not ashamed to say I did absolutely nothing for a few of them. Those are great words… I’ve decided to go with a word this year (thrive) instead of setting a bunch of goals.

  9. Farrah says:

    I hope your holiday went well! I like the two words you’ve chosen for 2018! :]! I haven’t chosen one yet, but I’m thinking of one right now!

  10. I’ve been in Florida for the holidays and return Monday. Not so thrilled! I love your choice of words!

  11. I did set some goals. Perhaps they are more like intentions? One key one is to be grateful for what I can do and not lament what I used to do. So my word is “grateful” if I have to have one. Thanks for sharing that quote. It’s a good one. I look forward to hearing any good nutrition tips you find with Laura.

    Happy New Year! Thanks for the link up!

  12. Teresa says:

    Courage and Compassion …two great words for the year! I also love what you said about having compassion to see the best in others …if we would all strive to do that, what a better world this would be! Happy New Year Coco and thanks for hosting!
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  13. Kim W says:

    Great words for 2018! I’m still searching for my word. It hasn’t found me yet. (Any suggestions?!)

  14. Clarinda says:

    Happy new year, Coco! I’m just getting organized for my 2018 goals, so I haven’t given up on them just yet. They will be a work in progress throughout the year. I like the words you’ve chosen for the year. I wish you the very best. 🙂
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  15. I just joined Laura’ course too to learn quite a bit on nutrition. My 2018 goals involve going after it, throwing fears out and making it a year of real change.

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