Welcome to Wednesday Word, a weekly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. Each Wednesday you will have a single word prompt to write about. Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. Today’s word is organize… I’d love to have you link up, and if you do, please remember to follow my six simple rules.


To arrange by systematic planning and united effort
~ Merriam-Webster


I am extremely organized – until I’m not…


Want help developing a running plan for a spring race?
I can sit down with you and ask the right questions to help you set a goal. Next I’ll help you fill out a worksheet jotting down your preferred running days, cross training and rest days, type of runs to incorporate, and miles to run based on your current running base. You’ll leave with a 16-week, well thought out and organized, training plain.


Want help living a healthier lifestyle?
Together we’ll talk about what particular things happen to be your downfalls and then we’ll discuss alternatives to help overcome those obstacles. We will set goals and lay out an organized plan for getting the right amount of sleep, hydration, nutrition, exercise, and relaxation.


Want to borrow a Halloween costume for a race in March?
I can pull it out of the correct Rubbermaid storage box in my basement storage room and find it in a minute. All boxes are marked on the end with either Patriotic, Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Christmas boxes are sub-marked candles, snow globes, Santas, living room ornaments, family room ornaments, etc.


Want to get a group of friends together for a themed breakfast run?
Give me a few minutes and I’ll volunteer to host, come up with a theme, create a food sign-up list, whip out a Facebook invitation, and get the ball rolling on the next pancake run or whatever you have in mind.


Want an impromptu small party or happy hour thrown together?
I can do it with an hour’s notice. Everything in my basement is organized and ready to be whipped out. 

  • Plenty of wine is in the chiller
  • Wine glasses and beer mugs are clean and in the cabinets behind the bar
  • Plastic disposable plates and utensils are fully stocked
  • Themed serving platters and bowls are clean and ready to go
  • Costco size containers of mixed nuts are in the freezer
  • Some sort of crackers, cheeses, etc. can be found in the pantry or fridge 
  • Fold up tables are in the storage room behind the bar
  • Plain or themed table cloths are neatly stacked under the bar
  • Every cocktail napkin imaginable is ready to be placed under a glass of wine or cocktail
  • CD’s with great playlists are in the player
  • Trays of food at Wegman’s are only fifteen minutes away
  • Just be sure to give me enough time to shower and do beauty duty because that will take me longer than pulling together the party!


Want to know what’s for dinner tonight?
I might not know until 5 PM, when in a panic, I scrounge through my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer to see what I’ve got to work with… Organizing my meal planning, grocery shopping, and food prep isn’t my forte, but somehow, most nights we eat a healthy well-balance meal. 


Want a blog post written about the word organize?
I’ll set up the outline and linkup a few days before it’s due so I don’t leave my linker-uppers hanging if something unexpected happens at the last minute, but I just might wait until 9 PM the night before it’s scheduled to go live before I really pull it all together because I just wasn’t feeling the word organize on that particular day…

Which leads me to my announcement… Starting in 2017, Wednesday Word will become a monthly linkup running on the first Wednesday of each month. I feel that not only has Wednesday Word taken me away from some other things I would like to write about and share; but the number of bloggers participating in the linkup has dwindled to less than half of what it used to be. I hope you’ll still join me, and those who felt they either had to join every week or not at all, will feel free to pop in whenever the word of the month speaks to them.


Are you organized? What are some examples of when you are and aren’t organized?


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Next Wednesday’s Word: Decorate