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!