At last I typed, I planned to be "zen" for a while. Well, I have only kinda-sorta stuck with that. As soon as I got my new orthotics for my Brooks, I decided to honor my Type-A personality and pick a race. The winner is: The Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. It's on my bucket list, so why not go ahead and mark it off?
The zen part of this is that I am going to try to, once again, Galloway my way to the starting line. For a run-walk program, it's no easy task. The training period is about three days shy of FOREVER. I hope I can stick it out. The weekday runs are timed runs that will max out at 45 minutes, and they do include speed and hills. A walk day is also included. That all sounds zen, right?
Firefighter Isaac says "Chill out, mommy, your running mojo will return eventually."
The issue is... I seem to have lost my mojo. I have been back running, post-hiatus, for FOUR MONTHS now, and I just can't seem to feel good about a single run. I feel heavy, sluggish, and demoralized. How on earth am I going to make it 26.2 miles for the seventh time? I thought the run-walk would help tremendously, but so far it has not.
Give it time, woman!
I have two extremely awesome cheerleaders on my team. Love them!
Any and all suggestions as to how to "perk up and look alive out there" would be appreciated.