I've still got my MOJO!!!!!!
I finally got back out there and hit the pavement after almost 2 months off. During the process of us moving from Hawaii to South Carolina with a 3 almost 4 week stop in Texas I seemed to slack a bit on my running. Last night before I went to bed I told myself I was going to get up in the morning have some breakfast and head out. And I did just that, I didn't have to be at work until 1pm and had nothing at all planned prior to that so there was no reason to not go. I filled up my hydration pack, turned on Pandora on my phone, laced up my shoes and was out the door by 8:25am. I was feeling good about things making a short walk to the end of my street to kind of stretch my legs out a bit. And then I was off I had a "turn around spot" in my head were I was going to stop and head back home but once I reached it I kept going. I was on a role it was as if I hadn't had that laps from running at all I was feeling great. I paced my breathing and held my head up high as I made my way down to the trails were we take the pups about a mile & half away from the house. It was then I took some time to stop and grab a quick drink of water before I headed back home. I know I'll be a wee bit sore in the morning but I give it a day or two and that will no longer be the case. I texted Gabe as soon as I got home to tell him how well I had done and that I made it home alive lol. He was over thrilled and happy for me that I got back out there and picked up were I had stopped. I'm looking forward to my daily runs again it makes me feel so much better about myself.
There is a 5k in February called the Cupids Chase and I plan on doing it with a friend I've met here and my goal is to finish it in my very best time yet. I know I can do it and stay motivated running is what kept me going through the last few months of the deployment. With the changes coming up I am going to need that it to keep me going.