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Found my Mojo but Lost My Voice

Razouski profile image

My mojo is definitely back in business, as following my pb for 10k on New Years Eve, I managed to drag myself out of bed on New Year's Day and go to a Parkrun - the first apparently since March 2017. Parkrun is not my favourite thing as I much prefer running alone, but part of my New Year's Resolution was to do at least one park run this year. I think the gremlins must have been more hungover than me after a night of carousing to see in the New Year, as they were nowhere to be seen, and I got to the park without any faffing, and with every thing I needed.

The intro part of park run I hate the most as, being hearing impaired and having difficulties with balance (inner ear damage a few years ago) I can't hear what's going on, can't join in the chatter, and feel quite wobbly with everyone crushing around. But I managed to hold my nerve and was soon lined up ready to go.

And it was a good run. In fact, mapmyrun told me that I'd run 5km in 26minutes which is a personal best - but the official time was slightly longer, but then so is the official distance which MMR says is 5.3km, but still a PB.

The following day my mojo got me up nice and early and I was in the gym for a core and upper body workout, with some leg strengthening thrown in for good measure. And then Friday I was up and running again. I'd planned my route so that I would complete 10km just before a really steep hill which takes me home, which I was either going to walk up or call on the heroic Mr Razouski to come and give me a lift home, but my mojo was having none of it, and actually decided to make me run another half a kilometre to the halfway point on the hill, which I managed to finish in 1hour and 2 minutes.

Yesterday was another trip to the gym, more core and even some exercises to illuminate my bingo wings.

So now my mojo is definitely back on track I have now gone down with the lurgy. Spent the night coughing and wheezing and searching for my asthma inhaler and got very little sleep. And when Mr R brought me a cuppa and asked what time I'd be running I could only reply in a very hoarse whisper and went back to bed. I've no idea where my voice has gone, but I'm hoping I'll feel well enough to run tomorrow.

13 Replies
ChrisAllen1 profile image

Awesome mojo x

SaskAlliecat profile image

Sorry to hear about the lurgy but your mojo is strong now!

Jancanrun profile image

This mojo is Amazonian in strength, if you’re in bed it must be a bad lurgy. Rest up, take it easy, and hope you’re back out there when you want to be.

Thanks Jan, only went back to bed for a couple hours, but have spent the rest of the day coughing and doing impressions of Barry White. 😂

ju-ju- profile image

I do hope you feel better soon, and you have been doing a huge amount!!

Razouski profile image
Razouski in reply to ju-ju-

Thank ju-ju- I was doing a lot more before my mojo went awol, now I just don't want feeling under the weather to be an opportunity for the gremlins to get in a sabotage by resolve.

I wish you a speedy recovery Mrs Raz.

You have to keep in mind Mrs Raz that the loading you put on your body, because of your fantastic ability, is way above a snail like me for example.

Look after yourself and pamper yourself.You are a very formidable runner and talent.Quite exceptional and considering what challenges you have overcome.

Take good care of you.


mountaindreamer profile image

Hope you feel better soon. So many nasty bugs round at the moment. Take it easy, and I’m sure your mojo will be waiting for you. xx❤️❤️

Wow what a great result at park run - you're really brave - I can't ever see me having courage enough to do one!

Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather- it won't keep you down for long as it sounds like you mojo well and truly has the upper hand. Hope you get to run tomorrow 😊

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Razouski in reply to DebJogsOn

Didn't feel brave at Park Run. I really don't enjoy them, which is why I haven't done one since March2017. But so many people rave about them on here that I thought I should I've it another try this year.

Sadie-runs profile image

Aw, get well soon dear Razouski, so sorry you have been struck down. Don’t worry about the gremlins muscling in - your mojo was strong, you will fight it! xxx

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Razouski in reply to Sadie-runs

I'm hoping I shall be fighting fit soon... or running fit at least. :-)

Oldfloss profile image

Huge well done to you.... please rest up now and feel better soon xxx

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