Monday, 29 December 2008

Looking for my MoJo

Granted, I ran my butt off this past year, but that is no excuse to be so immobile at the moment. I just haven't had the inspiration to get out the door to run. Where has my mojo gone?

The past few days have been spent in a dusty basement cleaning out "stuff" and taking it to the Salvation Army and what didn't make it there is going out today into the garbage and re-cycle boxes. The weather has been crazy, very warm and very windy....we lost power for a little while yesterday due to the winds. My Sunday afternoon was spent chipping melting ice off of my decks and making a trough in my driveway so the melting ice could drain away onto the slushy street. It was great to be outside, my dust filled lungs and sinuses appreciated the break!

So, back to running, or lack there of, HELP!

I need to find some motivation and right now moving to Hawaii seems like a good idea, but it is highly unlikely.

Today is going to be a get back at it day. My alarm went off at the usual workday Monday time of 5:30am, so no excuse, I'm still on holidays so I'm going to suit up and take out the garbage and wander down the road. I may not run (yet), but a good walk in the fresh air will help me A LOT!

I have another dump run to the Salvation Army today so I'm throwing my gym bag into the car and I'll go and work out for a little while...at least it's a start.

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

29 comments:

bluecolnago said...

woohoo! podium!

i went for a walk last night in the snow and ice. it was good. i may run a bit this year, just to get in shape for cx season. never again to be a serious runner....

have a great day!

Marlene said...

Good job getting out there. You'll feel better when you do.

Melanie said...

i agree with Marlene, once you get out there once, you'll remember why you enjoyed it in the first place. Sounds like a productive weekend anyway :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I'm guessing your mojo is buried under a snowpile out there somewhere. You'll find it. :-)

Kim said...

Get a race on your schedule-whatever it may be...that will help. You're always welcome in Kansas.

Marci said...

I agree with Kim, sign up for a race. There's Chilly Half or Grimbsy half in Feb/March. I love the look of your blog!!

BeachRunner said...

Winter bites, but Spring will return soon, just like your Mojo will.

Nat said...

Even though it's warm(er), it's been bad for outdoor running. The freezing rain on Christmas Eve..
I haven't been able to get my ass out the door since Christmas either.

Resolution Run is going to be humbling.
I don't even want to think about hypothermic.

Meg said...

I just posted about cleaning my apartment and came straight to your blog and felt a little deja vu! With all the cleaning and de-icing it sounds like you've still been pretty active without running. Good luck getting back into the running groove!

Database Diva said...

Sometimes our instincts are better than our ideas. We think we need to run, but the urge isn't there because the body knows it needs a little extra rest. I've been walking more lately, too. It's my way of being active while giving my body a chance to recover between runs. Perhaps while you are out walking, your Mojo will return.

I just saw that you are saving for Honolulu 2009. We plan to be there as well. I'd love to meet you while we are there!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Maybe you packed your MoJo in one of the boxes for the Salvation Army? It gets tough this time of year, so you aren't alone. My favorite motivation is when the sun makes a cameo appearance, then I have to get out and run.

anners said...

I found my mojo recently. I think I may have seen yours, too. I'm sending it over :)

Run Mommy said...

One good run might just do it..a little jump start.

Groover said...

I think you are doing the right thing. Little baby steps if it all feels too hard. A little walk, no pressure, take the gym bag just in case ... and before you know it you'll be in full swing again. How many times have I gone out on my bike just for an easy spin as I couldn't face the pain of the workout ... and ended up doing all the training program required and then some more ... :-) Good luck, Laurel! You can do it!

ECrunnergirl said...

The winter is soo difficult, darker and shorter days, cold cold cold and snow and ice for you....I like what coach Ken said..when the sun makes a cameo ...get out and run/walk. The sun almost always perks me up. Anyway, I agree with some other comments...mojo must be buried under snow :-} Hang in there Lily!!

Jess said...

Goo dluck finding your mojo! If I were you, I think Hawaii is a most viable option.

nwgdc said...

Sign up for a race! Next week!

SuperDave said...

You have great perserverance for getting out early and running in the cold!

RunToFinish said...

Hmm I think my mojo is also in Hawaii like year round...mabye we need a trip!

Xenia said...

I am in the same situation, so I am unable to help you. If you find the answer though, help me out! :)

Happy New Year, coach!

Mendy said...

I'd pack up and go to Hawaii. David peaked my interest in moving there the other day, when he said a friend of his knew of a good job opening for him there. For a sec, I was like "yeah".

I've been taking crap to Goodwill too.

Good luck with finding your mojo. I think we all go through those times. You'll find it. You were meant to run, girl!

Carly said...

I am just an arm chair QB right now. Get out and run! I say this as I am wrapped up in a blanket surfing....

If you find your Mojo, send some my way. ha!

AKA Alice said...

Oh you've got to stop cleaning. I find that I'm never motivated to do anything else if I'm cleaning.

chia said...

We need warmer climates :-). Happy new year!

Bert said...

Lily, Happy New Year and here's to finding your running mojo real soon! As for cleaning out stuff I am on the same page; (almost) nothing that hasn't been used in a year or so is worth keeping around.

Runner Leana said...

Not sure how the weather has been out your way, but if it is anything like out west then I totally wouldn't blame you for a lack of mojo!

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