I’ve lost my running mojo. I’m running pretty regularly 4-5 days/week, but I’m only completing a fraction of the runs I should be doing… considering I have a half-marathon in less than 6 weeks & a full marathon in less than 7…
The runs always feel great in the end, but the getting started part is like pulling teeth… or sewing my face to the carpet… or being forced to watch episodes of the Bachelor on repeat. Basically, it’s torture. And I have no idea why! This weekend, I spent far too much time trying to figure out what to do or what I need and I’m at a complete loss as to how to get my running mojo back.
So, what’s a girl to do? Well, my plan is to just RUN and hope my mojo finds ME! Maybe it’s like building a fire, which hubby & I did in our new firepit on Sunday night. You have to get it started and keep feeding it. Maybe motivation is similar: this living thing that you have to feed continuously.
Right now, it feels like I’m smoldering.
My get-back-in-the-groove week involves: (1) running daily, including the San Diego Mud Run 5K on Sunday!!!!, (2) eating a clean, vegan diet, and (3) having fun every day. With St. Patty’s, a friend’s 30th at a vineyard and the Mud Run, fun is looking mandatory.
If you missed today’s Runner’s World Quote-of-the-Day, it’s a good one:
“Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run.“ (-Jumbo Elliot, Track & Field Coach)
And with that, I’m off to run. In the meantime, if anyone has seen my mojo, wandering around aimlessly, please send that little rascal my way. I miss her! Ok, thanks!