By now most of my fellow Roses of Prose members have had their chance to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Now it’s my turn to add best wishes for a fabulous 2013.
But as we enter this classic time of new beginnings I for one, don’t want to give up on everything that has gone before.
Let me explain.
On the morning of New Year’s Eve, I mixed an old activity with a new one. I went for a walk on my usual route wearing a brand new pair of shoes.
Over the years, I’ve run, jogged and or walked a substantial number of miles. So I was used to that part of this endeavor. It was the shoes that didn’t exactly work out as I expected being that they are maximum duty hikers, more rigid and heavier than what I usually wear.
What my brain hadn’t thought through—the consequences of possibly throwing off my natural gait—my body certainly realized without question. And after only a short two mile jaunt at that.
In deference to a right hip joint, the knee joint on that same side and thigh muscles on both legs that screamed for mercy, for the New Year’s Day five miles, I donned the old tried and true shoes that had been with me since June.
Not that those new shoes won’t have a definite place in my future as I rack up the miles in 2013. But only after I’ve had a chance to properly break them in.
Like when they’ve become a little less new and a little more, well, old.
And one final note on new beginnings and futures.
As I write this, my husband is preparing to gut and then redo our upstairs bathroom. (Prayers and or positive thoughts are welcome!)
On the up side, this new project will no doubt provide at least one topic for future posts of mine. If not in time for Share the Love in February, certainly by the following month’s theme.
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Happy New Year, Everyone!