Monday, October 1, 2007

Maybe, just maybe....

... I am getting my running mojo back??

I did an early afternoon run today for the first time in weeks. I ran to the preschool to pick Kara up. A little before noon I strapped Matty into the stroller and headed out. It rained on and off all afternoon yesterday, so it was pretty humid today. There was a nice breeze which helped.

The past few weeks, it has taken a lot of mental fortitude just to head out the door. Not today. I knew what I wanted to get done and that if I was going to do it, it had to be right then. See, I have class tonight, and I am switching from the Wednesday lab to Monday lab so I can work with my new friend Kristen. She and I are both excited to have the chance to be in lab together. We're planning a playdate for the kids for next Sunday, also. Woo hoo for mommy friends! :-)

So it was either run at noon or not run at all and take another day off, something I was not willing to do.

It went pretty well. There are a couple hills on the way back from the school but overall I ran faster than I did on Saturday despite the fact I was pushing the stroller. Not bad!

I hope I am rising out of the funk I've been in and my running will pick back up this month. Today was a nice confidence booster.

Oh, Kara is singing along to The Little Mermaid right now. She knows just about all the songs! Guess that happens when you watch it every day. :-)

Today's stats:
Run (outdoors with stroller):
Distance: four miles
Time: 43:43
Pace: 10:55 minute/mile

9 comments:

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Very cool getting your mojo back. It looks like your running is coming around nicely. Faster with the running stoller...sweet!

David said...

Sounds like you are out of your funk to me. Amazing what a change in mood and attitude can do for performance. Are you getting more rest, also?

I do think there should be a stroller division in the charity fund-raiser 5K races. :-)

Marcy said...

I agree with David, totally need a stroller division. You'd rock it chica!

Awesome getting that mojo back ;D

Wes said...

I watched a lady pushing a stroller up the hill with two kids in it. She was running. I thought, damn, she freakin rocks :-) All you stroller chicas do :-)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Very cool. Glad you are back. A loose schedule has helped me immensely to stick to 4x a week. Might be worth a try. Let us know how else we can help!! :)

Randy said...

What a great pace..and with a stroller...arrrgghhhh, first I was getting beat by 77 year old ladies in the half marathon, then it was by a blind guy, now by a Mom and her stroller....good grief Charlie Brown......

Despite all that I think you rock...that was a great pace for just coming back...keep it up...

Mary Gee said...

You are getting faster all the time.

Laurel said...

Yay! We love the mojo! Great job getting back out there!

J~mom said...

WOOHOO!!! So glad you are feeling your mojo again!! Great run !