When I first started to run, every step -- every minute -- was a victory. It was easy to feel accomplished; just getting
out of bed and lacing up my shoes was an accomplishment.
When I was coming back from my injury, it was like starting
over. Yet, it didn't feel the same. The short runs that felt victorious when I started felt like failures. The long runs that
had felt impossible suddenly were. It was hard to even think about going for a run.
Where was my mojo?
out, it was hiding -- hiding beneath unreasonable expectations and self-doubt -- hiding among thoughtst that I would NEVER
think about other people -- hiding from hope.
So where do we find our motivation?
Whether we want to start running
again or lose weight or get back in shape or even update an old blog post, it helps to remember that motivate really means
Once your goal is to take one step forward, momentum carries you two. Two become four. One
minute becomes one run. And one decision to accept yourself WHERE YOU ARE helps lead you to WHERE YOU WANT TO BE.
I ask (beg, cajole, plead) you to be "at peace with your pace" in every way, not just on the route. Be kind to yourself
with every little move you make. Celebrate each success. Practice gratitude that you are moving at all! Let yourself
find a new pathway.
And on that path, you will find new discoveries and an old friend: your mojo!
don't have to WANT to get up on Saturday morning. Do it anyway. You will never regret it. I don't care how
fast you go or far you travel. I want to see YOU on this incredible and sometime magical mojo mystery tour.
wil find our motivation together. And we will feel victorious! Love you all!