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 renewal…..  I’d love to have you link up, and if you do, please remember to follow my six simple rules.


Renewal – to make like new;
restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection

~ Merriam-Webster


Last week I mentioned that I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but that I do set goals at the beginning of the year, and I adjust them or update them as necessary. After assessing last year’s goals, I’ve decided to make this year’s goals much more relaxed. I’ve been lucky enough to have had some pretty awesome running years, so maybe, just maybe, it’s time to relax a little.

What better time to share those goals than on the day we’re talking about renewal. I’m wiping my slate clean, and starting anew. There’s going to be a new Deb on the trails – a more relaxed one. I’ll still train hard and push myself, but I’m going to do my best not to beat myself up if I don’t run x-number of miles in 2016 and place in my age group in races; and I’m definitely going to run some races just for fun! 


During 2016 I hope to…

R – Run with the joy of a child

E – Eat a variety of colors

N – Nurture my friends’ love of running

E – Establish better sleep habits

W – Water myself plentifully (hydrate)

A – Aim to inspire

L – Laugh often


And no mater what, I want to always have fun! Who wants to join me?!


How has a renewal played in your life? 


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Next Wednesday’s Word:  Accountable