Yesterday I alluded to the fact that my mojo has sort of gone missing since being temporarily sidelined from running. Truth be told it has. Big time. And I guess I’m wondering why. It doesn’t make a ton of sense to me. The doc told me that I can do anything but run, so I should be feeling fortunate and eating up the opportunity to cross train. But I haven’t been. Overall, I have been sitting at home being pissed that I can’t run, longingly looking out the window and trying not to swerve at runners when driving down the road.
I’ve been swimming, spinning and aqua jogging. And to be honest, each time that I do one of these workouts, I feel fantastic! The endorphins flow and I feel better for a brief period of time. But when it’s time to head to the gym again, I don’t want to go. My mojo has left the building and I’d rather just go back to bed.
So as I sit here, and I think about this it makes no sense to me. The only thing that I can come up with is that I’m mad, sad, depressed and what have you over the fact that the thing I love most in terms of training, is the one thing that I can’t do. I desperately want to lace up my sneakers and just head out the door and go for a run. But I can’t. I know that my A goal this year is to complete a 70.3 Half Ironman. In order to do so, I need to work on my swimming and my biking. But, truthfully I just want to run!!!!! I know that I will be a better triathlete for doing this and taking the time off but man do I want to run. Maybe I’m just a rebel and I want to do what I can’t strictly just because the doc said I can’t? Is it that simple?
Anyway, yesterday when I hit the gym for a spin and a swim, I felt fantastic for the entire day. So, I’ve seen a glimmer of my mojo and it didn’t require going for a run. I’m going to try and focus on the positive and remember that feeling and whip my training back into gear, mojo in tact.
What do you think? What zaps your mojo? What brings it back? Thoughts?!