Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I am Renewed!

According to Oxford Dictionary the definition of RENEW is:

Resume an activity after interruption. 

According to Merriam Webster the definition of RENEW is:

To make something new, fresh or strong again.


Beautiful tile work from local St. John artist Elaine Estern (Coconut Studios)

How appropriate Deb's Wednesday Words always seem to be.  I am RENEWED.  I have finally returned to regular running after a lengthy foot injury.  I am very excited to be back in this place again.  It feels comforting.  My foot feels strong, although the stress fracture left me with a lingering neuroma. Thankfully, I have a wonderfully supportive podiatrist whose attitude is to do whatever it takes to solve the problem.  So refreshing!  I just had a second "whatever it takes" alcohol injection on Monday.  I may just send her flowers after this marathon. 

I've never liked making New Year's Resolutions.  But, I do find it exciting to be going into a new year with wonderful opportunities and possibilities.  I definitely plan to RENEW my habit of running half marathons.  Where?  When?  I don't know yet.  I hope I can participate in a few new races and perhaps add a new state or two.  Of course I'll also RENEW my water skiing addiction this summer.  It would also be nice to take a family vacation somewhere we've never been as we'll have another child leaving the nest in the fall.   The possibilities are excitingly endless.  A new year, a new start...a wonderful time to RENEW.

What will you RENEW this year?


I'm linking up with Deb @ Deb Runs for the Wednesday Word.

Please visit Deb and the other participating bloggers.  It's fun!



40 comments:

  1. Glad to hear things still seem to be going well!

    I, too, would love to get away somewhere . . . anywhere . . . we will at some point, I know.

    I'm hoping to renew some of my creative activities. Not just think about renewing them, but actually renewing them!

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    1. It is always hard to board our dogs when we all travel together. And it's an added expense. But we do it anyway. I really want to experience something different this year.

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  2. Although I am excited for a fresh new year, I stay away from the resolutions too! Glad it's starting out good for you!

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad to be back to running. It was a long hiatus.

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  3. Yay for the renewed foot! We are going on vacation next week with our son because hopefully this time next year he'll have a JOB. ;-)

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    1. I hope you had a lovely vacation with your son. It's harder and harder to get everyone on the same page as they get older.

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  4. It is good to feel renewd :) I hope the injection works some magic for you. Run strong this weekend!

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    1. I don't know if the injection is working, or if enough time is passing, or what. But the foot feels good. Even after the marathon.

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  5. I am SO excited for you to run Disney this weekend! I can't wait to hear all about it!! Go Holly!

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    1. Thank you Wendy. It turned out well, as you know. And I've now got the fever for another one.

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  6. Renewed is such a great word! It always seems to be hopeful. And I love that tilework, so beautiful.

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    1. And hope is such a wonderful thing! I'm still debating on whether to name my bike Hope. It gave me a lot of that.

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  7. I immediately thought of you when I saw what this Wed's word was.And you are off to a good start.

    GL this weekend!!!

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    1. Deb always had the right word! I feel like my New Year can start now!

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  8. So happy to hear about your healed foot! Enjoy every step!

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    1. Thank you. I did! And I will continue to do so.

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  9. Even though we are already 6 days in to this new year, I feel like the start of my new year, new resolutions, re-new's are all going to happen AFTER this weekend. What seems like my whole life the past 4 months have been geared to this weekend. Gosh that is a lot of pressure! We've got a hurdle and a big one at that to jump this weekend. I can only imagine the sigh of relieve or maybe the wailing with tears I'll shed after this is over. I think then I can begin to repair, recover, renew. I think that right there is my post! lol

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    1. I agree. This weekend has really been about 6 months in the making for me if you go back to my original marathon training that failed. That can be a lot of pressure. But I'm ready for it to be complete and get back to a normal routine.

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  10. So happy to hear this, Holly!!

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    1. Thanks. I'm as ready as I can be for this race.

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  11. woot woot for YOU!! I agree, RENEW was an awesome word for today, and so appropriate. I'm looking forward to renew my love of running "just because" (with no agenda, plan, or "obligations" to dictate what I do in my running shoes). Glad you and your foot are feeling happy ;-)

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    1. For some reason, I'm not that anxious to sign up for a bunch of races like I typically do. Maybe I'll chose quality over quantity this year. Maybe.

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  12. Look at that artwork! So beautiful!

    Yipeee!! I am so happy and excited for you!!

    I am renewing my commitment to strength training. I know I need it and if am going to ask my body to perform, I need to do what is right!!

    -Tamieka@fitballingrunningmom


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    1. I should commit to strength training. I don't know why it's so hard for me to do.

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  13. The new year is full of possibilities! I am so glad you are back to your running game! and congrats on finding a doctor with a positive attitude, what a difference that makes!

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    1. She made all the difference in the world. Just hearing "you can't hurt your foot, it's only going to hurt you" made a HUGE difference when I started back running. I knew the foot and strong, just a stupid bunch of nerves.

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  14. Isn't coming back from injury and having all systems go feel awesome? Like a second chance? I've always felt so grateful to be able to run again after an injury. Your renewal plans sound awesome to me!

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    1. It is nice! I may always have a slight lingering nerve issue in my foot, but as long as I know it's healthy I'll be OK.

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  15. Seems like "renew" is a great word for you for the new year and is especially appropriate for you right now. I'm so happy that you're starting the year off on the right foot (pun intended!) and I'm excited to see what 2016 brings for you!

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    1. Ha!! Hopefully my left foot will feel right very soon. So I'll have two right feet (pun intended). Will that make me a good dancer?

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  16. So glad you're running again! We're starting the year off with a trip to the west coast - fun way to begin 2016!

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    1. How exciting! You know, I've never been any further west than Colorado! I have got to change that this year.

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  17. I love the start of the year, such exciting possibilities. Good luck this weekend, I'll be thinking of you !

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    1. It's wonderful to have the whole year ahead and feel healthy, even after the marathon. Awesome.

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  18. Thinking of you. Hoping this first marathon is everything you want it to be!

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    1. It was that and more, Judy. Wonderful.

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  19. I'm not big on resolutions, either. I do like setting goals, and the beginning of a new year does feel like a fresh start. It's a time to renew my commitment to running and to other goals I have in my personal life.

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    1. I definitely prefer RENEWAL over RESOLUTION. I have a few goals in mind. The possibilities are exciting.

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  20. Renewal is the perfect word for you this week! So happy you battled through your injuries and met your goal of running a marathon! Can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for all of us!

    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. I feel like it's now time to start the New Year and make a few plans. The marathon feels like something I worked so hard for in 2015. Thanks you for Wednesday Word.

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