Lost Reward: If you have seen my mojo please return to…

Yup. I’ve lost it. I just can’t seem to find it. My running mojo is missing. I need help! Where has it gone? Well, I can tell you: 3:00 a.m. feedings, juggling a 3 year old and a newborn, postpartum recovery, starting back my full time job and holiday preparation. My runs are few and far between. I just have not been feeling it. Meh. I have little desire. But funny thing is, I do. lost2

I read people’s race recaps. I see their “great run today!” tweets. And I get jealous. Jealous that I’m not out there. Jealous that I’m not running races. I want this kind of passion and fierceness toward running again. I WANT IT BACK!lost1

I think part of my problem is that the whole idea of starting over is so daunting. My mind remembers running 10 miles as a warm up. I want to be there again. Right. Now. I want to run 9:00/miles with ease. I can hardly run 3 without stopping for a walk break. The logical part of me knows that this is not going to happen overnight. I know that by NOT running, I’m not getting back to where I was any faster. I know this. But it still doesn’t resonate and push me out the door.

I need to set a goal, an easy attainable one that I can balance into my crazy life and schedule. Maybe just focus on 5ks? Or I was also thinking about doing a short trail race. The nice thing about a trail run is I won’t feel pressured on time. I just want to finish. It would also be something new. I’ve never done a trail race before. Maybe trying something new is just what I need to get out of this rut.

What advice do you guys have? How do you get out of a running funk and find your mojo again?