My running lately has been all over the place. Several weeks ago I ran 7 whole miles in one week. I’m not exactly sure what it is, but some weeks I just feel beat… and I’m going with the flow when I feel good and when I’m feeling drained I’m trying to respect my body and let it rest a little. I wrote about my “missing mojo” a few weeks back.
Then I got my mojo back! The following two weeks I ran about 33 and 35 miles each week.
But then I lost my mojo again. This week, I’m at 5 miles for the week so far. (Well, 4.8 if we’re going to get technical…) I’ll tackle 9 miles tomorrow with my Team Challenge group, but I usually have to do a lot of walking on those days now. I have a new pair of Saucony Kinvara shoes that I want to try out on Sunday too, so hopefully my week won’t be capped off at 5, but I’m still beat.
Actually, I have a feeling I know what part of it may be due to… My cute little puppy got spayed and that meant I had about 10 days where she was extremely uncomfortable and crying a lot during the night. I’m not blaming Jade, adopting her was something I chose, getting her spayed was my decision (well, and the city of Las Vegas’ decision) and if someone stuck a bucket on my head right after I had surgery, I’d probably be pretty sad too. But a lack of sleep is definitely contributing to the general feelings of malaise.
Regardless… I hope to uncover my mojo before running the Women’s Half Marathon in Arizona on November 7. I’m not racing it, I’m just going to cover the distance and have fun. It will be a girls trip for my mom and me, plus there are lots of gals from Vegas heading down there for the race too. Ultimately I’m looking to have fun… but I want my running mojo too!