Mojo rising…

Lovely Girlfriend is a writer and editor, and has a saying when writing features about events that ‘once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, but three times is a trend’. I personally like that notion. It’s hardly a habit if you only do something a couple of times before stopping, right?

My last post was definitely an admission that I’d lost my mojo. I’m happy to say I’m feeling more positive lately, and after yesterday I’m ‘trending’ towards running again.
Yep, I managed to run to work for the third Monday in a row. In fact, I managed to run home from work as well yesterday. It’s no habit yet, however I feel like I’m getting back into the swing of things. The important thing for me is that I enjoyed it. I ran because I could, not because I had too. I could have easily said to myself ‘you played Aussie rules on Saturday, you’ve got tag-rugby tonight. You don’t need to run’. But I went anyway because I felt like it. It didn’t hurt that it was a beautiful cool spring-like morning in London either…

Looking forwards I’ve still got another month of Aussie-rules so my running is still going to be curtailed to once a week. That’s not much I know but if you count the riding to work on football training days I’m doing 7 definable training sessions a week, almost 8 hours of some form of exercise. Add in some home-based strength stuff and I’m already feeling on the cusp of being unable to recover properly from football games, so I’ll have to leave it at that.

However, I’m going to have to switch to running pretty pronto once footy is over. I’m 14 weeks out from the Thames Path Challenge 50k and I’ve not run more than 10k in one stint since Marathon de Paris. Gulp…
I think I might need to add a loop to my run to work to up the mileage a bit!

Is anyone else trying to get through a slump in their training at the moment? If you recently pushed through one, what was the thing that most motivated you to keep going?

Happy running everyone!


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Posted on June 17, 2014, in Blog, Thames Path Challenge 50k and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Continue trending. 🙂

  2. Yay Bernie! I haven’t experienced a slump but I have lots of days when I don’t feel like running but know I need to. On those days I picture the end goal and acknowledge that part of achieving it is running today, right now. I think of people I know who can’t run and what they would say if I’m not running because I don’t ‘feel’ like it. And best of all I get up in the morning and put on my amazing running underwear and tell myself if I have to put it in the laundry basket at the end of the day without a run then that is just the worse thing ever hehe 🙂 Glad to hear you are getting that mojo back 🙂

  3. Nice! I think I saw on google that you were ‘trending’ 😉 keep it up!

  4. I’m right there with you Bernie. My running has crashed and burned since my half a couple of months ago. However this week has been better. I’ve logged 3 days in a row! Congrats on the trend! 🙂 Keep it up and I’ll try to also!

  5. Nothing like a 50k looming to start a trend!! Glad to hear its coming back. Good luck.

  6. Bernie, I know you’re going through a slump right now but, I’ve nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award on my post for today. I’ve enjoyed reading about your races in far off places and have no doubt you will be back out there in no time.

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