Comeback

Posted: March 14, 2014 in running

It’s been a while.

This is the equivalent of sending your Auntie a birthday card even though you haven’t seen her in years, just because if you don’t make some sort of contact, she might think you’ve moved to Australia and stop sending the kids Christmas presents. Cheers for that by the way, Auntie. Oh and “Happy Birthday” of course for whenever it was/is.

I have been quite severely mojo deficient of late. The weight has gone on. Fatigue has set in. I’ve been snappy with the kids and I have no goals.

Wonderful. Well… nice to catch up. Let’s do it again in a few months.

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. Alternatively, I could tell you how I came second in a running event last week…

It was the second event run by some local runners who had hoped to host a parkrun. Unfortunately (although I can understand why) the venue/route was turned down as a potential course by the parkrun powers that be, but the runners decided to hold an event there anyway, once a month.
They have the support of the local council and the simple lapped course with an option of 3k or 5k will, I’m sure, prove popular with locals not wishing to drive 30 mins+ to an official parkrun.
At the moment, there are few enough people for the timers to record names and times individually… and… more importantly, few enough people for a very middle of the road (not literally – I’d get run over) runner like me, to finish second. To be honest, the worst I could have managed was 7th.

I’m still going through the motions, see, even if the mojo is lacking.
Yesterday I attempted to summon the mojo by, after dropping my daughter off at nursery, running a half-marathon. Not an official one, just a long run along the local canal. It was rather nice.

Mile 1

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Mile 2

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Mile 3

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Mile 4

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Mile 5

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Ok. Admittedly, these are all quite samey…

Mile 6

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Mile 7

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Mile 8

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Mile 9

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Mile 10

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Mile 11

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Mile 12

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Mile 13

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And then, at 13.1 – the best view…

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…and her impersonation of me at that time…

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One last one… Back at my favourite bench…

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I may be mojo deficient, but I can still enjoy a run, or at least, the occasional part of a run.

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Comments
  1. Shaman says:

    Looks like a great place to go for a run

  2. plustenner says:

    13 miles! awesome..

  3. winsometahn says:

    A run in sunshine with daffodils on the side – perfect antidote for a missing mojo.

  4. Great pics and welcome back!

  5. diawalker says:

    Enjoying the run…still the first step! Well done! 🙂

  6. abradypus says:

    Flat canal paths. I know flat canal paths. Did you start longing for a hill?

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