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Anyone seen my mojo?

Monday, July 26, 2010

It's been a while since I've blogged, and for good reason - I've been busy!

Busy working, working out, playing with kiddos, having breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks with friends, hiking, biking - you name it, I'm on it. I even went to Disney World!

You might note that running is not on the list. Oh, I'm still doing it, for whatever "it" means - not as long and not as far as I have in the past. I am completely at a loss to explain my lack of performance and loss of what feels like a year of training. Sigh. I can't pinpoint a problem. Had a great 3-mile run at lunch today but 5 miles on Saturday was utter torture.

ANYWAY. BILLALEX70 and I tried hot yoga and while it is definitely a workout, I am not physically capable of dealing with the heat and humidity - one or the other, yes, but hot AND wet isn't something that should be experienced in any group setting. :D However, while oscillating between, "I'm going to be sick" and "I'm going to pass out" I did actually feel like I could "do" yoga and get into the poses okay.

Haven't been doing much Sparking lately, since our work firewall is back up and I've been out of the house 24/7. Food intake has been spotty at best - not sure if it's the heat or what but I can't get my calories in for the day. This means a lot of tweaking of the workouts to accommodate the lack of food - stinks! And while I do try my best to make up those lost calories through alcoholic drinks, that's not doing me any favors (but creating funny pictures for Facebook). I've lost nearly 10 pounds but I look horrible since that entire loss is muscle. :{

As the Spirit of Columbus half is six weeks away, I'd better find my mojo! Going to look for it during my trail run at Highbanks tonight and I'll take it from there. But if you do see that mojo (likely springing along unawares), tell it to get back over here. Muah.

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    I've noticed a resounding trend around Spark this summer; lost mojo. I do agree that a step back once in awhile is good for body and soul, but not too far back.

    I agree that the yoga experience was interesting, but THAT style wasn't for me. The hot yoga I did while on vacation wasn't as hot and was a flow style. Good sweat, but without the feeling of passing out. Maybe we can find another Monday evening class in the future.

    I've got to get my running game back quickly. As soon as Pelotonia is over I need to cut back the riding to about once a week and fill in with the running. Looks like we'll be hosting a few out of town Sparks for the Marathon in October. Party anyone?
    2886 days ago
    Sometimes you need a break from the mojo and then you can welcome it back like an old friend and you find you're closer than ever before.
    2886 days ago
  • BOBBYD31
    you know you only have 6 weeks so mo and jo will find their way back to you so kick their butt for leaving.
    2887 days ago
    Look for mine while you're at it - mojo went awol...
    2888 days ago
    You will get your MOJO back, I can guarantee it. You have jumped hurdles higher than this, and done great. Will see you back at it, I'm sure. MJ emoticon
    2888 days ago
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