Current PB's

  • Marathon - 3:54:26
  • , Half Marathon - 1:27:41
  • , 10K - 42:32
  • , 5K - 19:47

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

My Mojo

My running mojo has gone. It's official. It's almost as if my appendix contained my running mojo and when it was removed on the 7th of February so was my love of running. :(

I ran twice last week, a 2.5 miler and a 4 miler. Both runs were pretty horrible. The 2.5 miles was my first post op run so I was understandably wary. I came through it unscathed though. A days rest then it was time for my next run. I wasn't really feeling up for it, but that's nothing new! The run was terrible though. It started badly, tailed off in the middle and ended poorly.

Since then I've not even felt like running again. The Lochaber marathon is 4 weeks on Sunday and the way I feel at the minute there is no way I'll be running it. It may be better for me to take a bit of a break and come back to running once I'm 'feeling it' again. I'm just not sure what to do.


  1. I'm not an expert but I think you should stick at it. The longer the break the harder it is to get into something again.

  2. Sorry to hear that you're not feeling it. Give it a chance, go out with a friend on a new route maybe it'll come back. I hope it does. xx

  3. Hi Leslie,
    I might have a way to bring back your fitness mojo...

    I'm working with HealthRally, a new software company focused on health motivation. I found you via your tweets, so I'm assuming you are health-oriented, tech savvy and like to try new things.

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    Can I send you a link to sign in and try?

    Just send me a note at


    Justine Lam
    Community Outreach

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