I’m not going to lie…my training for the upcoming half marathon has been deplorable. Like I’ll be lucky if my long run is 10 miles – aye aye aye.
I’m still sneaking in workouts, but the truth of the matter is that they haven’t been anything near where they should be. For a while after Boston 2 Big Sur, mustering up the energy to run was an arduous battle. My legs felt like lead and my body was simply run down. I lost a bit of my mojo.
At one point, every runner experiences a “mojo loss.” For whatever reason, you’re just not in the game. I thought reading blogs would pick me up, I thought watching movies would give me that extra umph, but the reality was I just needed a break and that is exactly what I did. With my mini hip injury, I told myself it was ok to just take it easy for a bit and only run because you enjoy it – not because you are training to smash a PR.
On the trail outside of my parent’s house in Reno with my brother-in-law, just enjoying the run. And see, Reno isn’t all casinos!
With this extra rest and cut in pressure, I may be a bit more out of shape, but I am beginning to feel rejuvenated and ready to take on summer training. I am running without my Garmin and enjoying the experience, something we all too often lose sight of. Do I think I’ll beat last year’s SF half marathon time or PR? Absolutely not. However, this rest time allowed my body to recover and prepare for my upcoming fall marathon – one in which I intend to smash.
Have you ever lost your running mojo? What do you do to regain it?