|Yes, this is me. No, I still can't skate backwards well.|
I was fine. Nothing broken.
But, anyway, on a scale of 1-10, exactly how cliche is it to take to your own running blog and complain about lethargically not really feeling like running? Wait: don't answer that.
I got gchatted up by a running friend yesterday morning (I won't mention his/her name to protect this person lest they wish to remain anonymous). It opened with, "I lost my running mojo." Yeah. I feel it, too. I know it's common when it's cold and you're coming off of a busy running fall and there are no major races on your calendar for the next few months. Where does the motivation come from when it's not external? Oh, wait: don't answer that either.
So what to do? I've asked my sister (AHEM, MANDY, I KNOW YOU READ THIS) to create a training schedule for me, and I'm looking forward to nicer weather and maybe running a spring halfathon or two to lift my spirits. Beyond that... I guess it's just going through the motions until I hit inspiration.
You are WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY too predictable; I knew you would use your blog to try to get me to give you your schedule. It just might work.ReplyDelete
Oooh oooh! Can I follow your training schedule too??ReplyDelete
PS You ran 5 miles yesterday? That isn't a slump!ReplyDelete
For the record, I don't recommend fainting after a workout (or laud myself for doing so). It likely means there's some underlying issue that merits addressing.ReplyDelete
You play ice hockey?!! You just got even cooler. Skating backwards sounds... hard.
February is the worst month of the year; I like to blame it for any and all losses of mojo, running-related and otherwise.
Oh, no, I didn't mean to suggest that fainting was good! And I agree, what's causing it should be considered.ReplyDelete
I played ice hockey for two short seasons. I'm terrible at it, but I absolutely love it.
I'm pretty sure that if you don't lose your running mojo during Jan/Feb - there's something wrong. I think a training plan will help quite a bit - thanks for the reminder that I need to get back on one!ReplyDelete
I'm famous now! :) But keeping my anonymous status in case the mojo comes back.ReplyDelete
The mojo will come back! Right? It can't stay gone forever!ReplyDelete