Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mojo lost, then found

Yesterday I felt like I had lost my mojo. I was feeling sluggish and dragged my feet through both my HOT (high octane training) class and my 4.5 miler on the treadmill afterwards. The 25 minutes steady state certainly didn't happen and I just chugged along, wanting to call it quits early several times. The good news is, I finished 'er off and rewarded myself with two hours on the couch with The Biggest Loser finale and a delicious oatmeal-bean cookie.

Thankfully, my run this evening was much better and I clocked a quick (for me) 5K at 25:25. I had a bounce in my step and a smile on my face as I coasted through the neighbourhood - narrowly escaping sudden injury when I nearly slipped on a patch of black ice more than a few times.

I had to modify the schedule a little this week, hence 5K tonight instead of the planned 7. I'll make up for that tomorrow before Spin. I'm hoping for oodles of energy like last week.

Thanks for all of your comments and advice on my last post with respect to strides - I think I have a better handle on the purpose and execution and I'm looking forward to giving it a go. I'll keep you posted.

Also, <50 miles to go til I reach 1000!

Not much else to report for now. 1.5 working days til TWO WEEKS VACATION and one week til Christmas!

18 comments:

*aron* said...

i am counting down the days until vacation too!! i have a couple more than you do though :(

great job on the slippery run!

Road Warrior said...

I like it. How Marlene got her groove back.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

1.5 working days til 2 weeks off?!?

ParTay!!

Melanie said...

i think the days that you had yesterday are not necessarily to strengthen your body but rather your mind. You pushed on so you and your body won, not the mind :) glad there were no mishaps with the ice, and that today was a better run!

Marcy said...

Isn't it weird how things work out like that? One day it's poop and then the next it's great? YAY on getting that mojo back!

J said...

Be careful out there! Don't go slipping on the ice! Glad your run was better, its nice when runs actually feel good!

lindsay said...

be careful of that ice! glad you made it through and had a great run. for every tough run like yesterday there's an awesome one. enjoy your vacation and running in the *daylight*! what a treat that will be.

Sonia said...

WOW 1000 miles this year! That some great mileage! Very happy you found your mojo back!

RunningLaur said...

These oatmeal-bean cookies sound amazing. They may even have mojo-restoration powers. Worth a shot in my book!

Blyfinn said...

It's funny how the body hates working out one day and then loves it the next.

joyRuN said...

I had to read back through your comments to figure out what "striders" were myself!

The Happy Runner said...

Yea for found mojo! That's a great pace for 5K.

Marci said...

Great run especially with cold temp and snow. Way to go!

Julianne said...

Wooohoo! Only 50 miles to go until 1000? WOW. You are SO close and you can knock those out fast, I bet! Glad you got your mojo back!

I'm off for 2 weeks, too! Yay!! You'll have lots of time to put those long miles in. :-)

D10 said...

I only have 1.5 days to go too. I can't wait!!

You are almost at 1000.

Lily on the Road said...

If I make it home to T.O. at Christmas I'll look you up!!

Enjoy your vacay...

BeachRunner said...

WB mojo.

Brian said...

Enjoy vaca!! Wwe all lose our mojo sometime, haha