Losing My Running MoJo?

It’s been a long while since I’ve run. Well, alright, it’s maybe been a week, but it had been a week before that since I had run. One run a week? Really? That’s a big change from running 3-4 days a week like I was this winter/spring training for the half marathon. And yet, it’s not freezing, it’s light early and late, and the weather has been gorgeous (well, until the past couple of days). What’s wrong with me?

I came out of training for the Run the Bluegrass injured–patellar tendonitis. I was planning to try to run the Kentucky Derby Half a month later, but I listened to the sports medicine doctor and took some time off from running, while going to physical therapy. It took a while for my knee to return to normal, which meant some time away from running. I lost valuable running conditioning.


Since then, I’ve been trying to get back into it, but I’ve been so immersed in CrossFit that I don’t want to run in the morning before class so I can have energy for the WODs. So I can run in the evening, right? Well, by then I’m really not feeling like it. I have squeezed in some mid-day runs, but the heat/humidity can get to you, so I’m not able to run very long.

I don’t know…I just haven’t felt like running. I missed doing the Bluegrass 10K because of a financial situation. But I wasn’t too heartbroken. This spring I was already talking about training for a fall half marathon…but I couldn’t commit to the one I wanted because of a potential time conflict (which isn’t a conflict now) and money. So maybe a half later in the fall? That means back to scheduling long training runs…which means scaling back on CrossFit workouts…


So have I lost my running mojo? I don’t know. Maybe it’s just a phase that I should be comfortable with and just let things happen. Surely I’ll get back into running later this summer…

How have you dealt with a lack of running (or working out) inspiration? Am I normal?


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