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Noun: second wind  se-kund wind
  1. Renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking
    "She had dinner and got a second wind to finish painting"; "the employers, initially taken by surprise at the pace of developments, regained their second wind"
  2. The return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion

Derived forms: second winds

Type of: breathing, energy, external respiration, get-up-and-go, push, respiration, ventilation

Encyclopedia: Second wind