Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Workout Wednesday: Missing. One Mojo

Last seen sometime around Spring.  Seeing my smile when it returns should be reward enough.

Ok - yes.  My running mojo is missing...and has been for a while now.  Surprise. Surprise.   I probably packed it in the giant storage box on my driveway along with a bunch of other stuff I am missing.  BUT - I am not content to just stand by and watch this absence suck the life out of me.  I need that sucker back and I need it back fast.

So, I'm getting back to basics.  I have a HUGE event to train for and I am doing it for an incredible cause.   I need to eject the drama from my life and focus on the prize.    In just over 4 months time, I will be running in DisneyWorld.  Running A LOT.  39.3 miles of Goofy and another 5k for good measure.   This means that not training is NOT an option.

I just need to start infusing that reality into the world around me in subtle ways.   Obviously, with my house being up for sale, I can't put up big posters of Goofy all over the place.   I decided to start small...and that got me thinking creatively.

I've been revamping my medal rack a bit (I'll post pics once it's all done) and I have an assortment of running decals that I am decorating it with.   I wanted to put Goofy on there but then Little Miss Negativity said "You can't put Goofy on there - you haven't RUN Goofy yet"

A valid point.

But I mentally bitch-slapped her back and said "Nope - but I am going to run it...so I am putting the sticker on now to help me remember that"

And on went the sticker.

Now I am on the hunt for something else to do to surround myself with motivation.   It was on my quest that I found this great blog post about "Gearing Up"

The guy who wrote it has a great philosophy about playing the part to help you reach the point where you have actually played it.  Wear the shirt.  Be reminded.  Git 'er done.  I love that.

Whatever it takes.

Mojos can come in waves and I think mine has just recently crested and the undertow is messing with me.  I just need to take a deep breath and remember why I am running at this point in my life and I am sure I'll see the momentum gather until I am surfing atop the wave again!

2 comments:

  1. Cori, we are so in the same boat ight now! I'll try to motivate you if you try to motivate me?

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    1. You've got yourself a deal...I had an idea this morning. I'm going to email you since I think it might help us both...

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