Reviving the Running Mojo

I’m starting to get back to a regular running routine. That means running three or four times a week, and logging about 120km a month. It’s been a quiet summer for running for a couple of reasons. First, I had a bit of an injury after the Niagara Ultra 50km that just wouldn’t heal. Second, I bought a road bike and did a lot of cycling.

I’ve done a couple of longer runs the last two Sundays – 16km last week, and 12km this week. I’ve got a map for an 18km on Sunday that I think I’ll attempt. I’ve run those runs slower than I’m used to, but it’s ben very enjoyable.

I really needed that break from running to remind myself that I really, really like it now that I’ve come back. Tonight I ran 5km at Variety Village, and while it was unpleasant due to some tummy issues related to dinner choices, it was nice to hop on the ‘mill and put in some miles.

Looking forward to the BMO Vancouver Marathon is also helping to revive my running mojo. I’m already planning my training program and thinking about how I want to approach the fall season so I get to the start of that program in good shape.