Lost: TSB's Running-Mojo, if found please return

shoulder muscles feeling boggy and sore, feet aching, eyes strained and a brain with the consistency of aspic jelly, I love my new job but after 3 days and two 5k runs at the start of May, it seems my runners-mojo has deserted me. I cannot, despite the best of intentions, find the energy at the end of the day to get out of my uniform and into my running kit, I'm currently finding the lure of a hot bath and a mug of tea much stronger than the lure of the nice weather, my running shoes and my awesomely amazingly awesome Tikiboo leggings.

I felt in a right funk the last few weeks, having gone for a Parkrun and, despite being assured that I could walk it, found I was left in the dust by everyone else and spent the 5k talking to the tailrunner, coming in 100 out of 100 people (I know there's no winners in parkrun but the time of 44 minutes was annoying, even if it does shave a whole 3 minutes off my Mayor's Run time. Speaking of: if the Mayor's Run was a fun run, why in the hell were there 'winners'? I didn't care much about my time in the rainbow run as being pelted with paint is fun and no one really cares about time there)

But tomorrow, with minor nudging from Mam, who's eager to get off the injury couch, we may go for a jog down the street together. I am missing running, I want my mojo back.

I need to find some more banging tunes to get me going.

On the bright side, I ordered my bridal shoes!

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  • do some skwaats. You'll feel much better.

  • Hmmmm !

  • Better than...?

  • Read the first few lines of the original post. Eye strain, jelly brain, aching etc...

  • Hiya TSB & hope that you had gait analysis for those shoes. You'll be on your feet all day, so they'll need to be comfortable.

    You're loss of mojo is similar to this post earlier today:

    healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

    It sounds like you want to get the fun back into running. Try going out with Laura and C25K W1r1 again, but this time, sprint in the 'running' sections. It's only a 60 second run. You'll get some fresh air in your lungs, you know that it is easily achievable and you'll give those Tikiboos an outing, too. Imagine how you'll feel when you get back home.

    You can do it...

    Banging choon:

  • More!

  • I LOVE that song!! "Sprint" was that???????

  • hellooooo again 😃 Parkrun is there for folks to get round by whatever means. The tail runner is there for the back markers, only! So no worries. You did it!

    Yeah, go out for a run with your mam. It's going to be warm apparently so take a drink, and maybe a sun hat

    Have fun

    Ooh, that's one of my dead faves! 😃 That one is bound to get you going 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

    "there's a maniac out in front of me, got an angel on my shoulder and Mestopholes ". Or summink 😃

  • Have a look under the COUCH!!!

    How about running before work?

  • work starts at 8.45, it's a good suggestion though but I might wear myself out too early in the day

  • I am a morning runner and did nearly all my C25k runs before work. I admit that in those early days I did almost doze off at work. Now I do 5k a couple of times a week before work and it actually invigorates me, even though I do physical work. This time of year is the very best for morning runs. Cool and bright with the promise of some warmth.

    It's worth a try.

  • Your Boss is a right tyrant though , I've heard IannodaTruffe ;-) xxx

  • Yeah, pops, still the same old bugger keeping my nose to the grindstone............

  • :-) xxx

  • No.... I am aiming for a post IC run at 6.30 .m. tomorrow.. it would set you up for the day???

  • Ignore Rig... go with the lure of shoes and get out there... get those legs toned and trimmed to wear the shoes :) Go for it :)

  • ,!!!

    Squats don't tone legs?

    And doesn't everyone do a few sets of squats before running every time?

  • They do... I have beautiful legs :) Thanks to the squats:)

    In fact.. I never realised what I was missing until I started squats...:) And I do mean that, not being facetious ...

    Th bit about ignoring you was a joke.... I would not dare ignore you Rig!

  • All is forgiven.

  • Phew... I don't have to assume a new identity! Thanks x

  • Roll out of bed early, get the awesome leggings on and just do 20 mins. Back for a nice cool shower and you're away! Hard as it sounds, the best thing to do is - just to go and do it.

    Yay for the shoes and yay for Parkrun. That's what the tail runner is for. 44 minutes is grand - well done. Next time it might be 45, so what? The point is that you ran 5k which you couldn't do when you started this C25K lark. Well done :)

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