Hello Mojo

After last Thursday’s confidence knock, I decided to take a week off from training. Even though there’s only a couple of weeks until my next 10K race and I’m still a long way from getting back up to the distance, it seemed like the best course of action. I mean, the important thing is to be able to take part in the event. It doesn’t matter if I run it all or have to walk some of it; as l long as I get to take part, right?

2014-06-19_6KSo, after a week of rest, recovery and good eating to build my strength back up, I headed out this evening for a nice easy ‘no pressure’ run along the seafront. The aim was to run a minimum of 5K and a maximum of 7K, nice and slowly without any pressure to go fast or far.

As it turned out, this evening’s run went much better than last week’s. Perhaps it was due to the cooler temperature or lack of people on the promenade or just the fact that I’d taken some time to rest, but I managed to complete 6.26 kilometres in 41:23.

The pace wasn’t great, but it was respectable enough for me at 6:37 per kilometre, so I’m happy with that. The main thing was to get running again and to feel good at the end of it. Job done!

I guess that means my mojo is back!

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8 thoughts on “Hello Mojo”

  1. You are such an inspiration for me. I want to be a runner like you someday soon! I am almost done with my c25k app. After that is finished, I will start training for a 10k. =D

  2. Yay! I’m glad you got your mojo back! Sometimes taking a short break is exactly what is needed for that! It’s easy to start feeling burned out, and nice to get a “fresh start” on training. Awesome run!

  3. Welcome Back Mojo! I took this week off too and today’s run was so much better. Lesson learned for me…when your body is tired, listen to it. I’m glad you had a good run!

    1. Thanks Sharon. ‘Listen to your body…’ How many times have I said that to other people and forgotten to do it myself? 😉
      I’m glad your run went well too. 🙂

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