Ahhh, what can I say about my running as of late? Well, not much simply because I haven’t been running that much. Sigh.
Last month I had a good month in terms of mileage. I was feeling super motivated to run quite often, and hit my highest monthly total so far since I’ve started running. Thirty-seven miles is not much for most people, but it is a lot for me. This month, however, is a whole other story.
The first two weeks of May started off awesome! I decided to increase my mileage and shoot for 4 – 5 miles and I did it, running my first 5-miler on the 1oth! Wooo, go me! Well, since then, ppppppfffffpppttthhhhhh. I’ve run a total of 10 miles in the last two weeks. I will chaulk some of it up to some stomach issues I was having, which makes it difficult/unpleasant to run, but the truth is I simply haven’t had much mojo.
I know, I know. Most runners hit slumps and we all lose our mojo from time to time, but WTF. It’s not like I’m some super star runner training for a half or something crazy like that. I run 3 – 3.5 miles a few times a week. I should not be burnt out from that.
Rich has been traveling a lot lately, so I know that has something to do with that and the effect it has on my mood. I keep forgetting to remind myself of the silver lining that everyone keeps telling me about — that his time away is a good opportunity for me to focus on myself. It’s a good opportunity to focus on running and exercise. I just need to stop being so crazy and clingy and stuff… it’s not a good look for me.
With that said, Friday is the start of June (umm when did that happen?), so out with the old [attitude] and in with the new! It’ll officially be summer soon, which means blue skies, running in tank tops, and puppies galore in the park! I think I got my mojo back. =)