My mojo is back!

Isn’t it amazing how a glorious morning and a picturesque parkrun can banish the blahs?  Blue sky and rolling parkland as far as the eye could see.  Wonderful.

Added to which, I now know several things that I didn’t know yesterday:

  • I can run down hills.  One of the things I like about cycling is that all the hardwork going up a hill is rewarded by freewheeling downhill.  One of the things I used to dislike about running was that all of the hardwork going up a hill was rewarded by nothing.  But today, I relaxed, removed the brakes and flew.  Average pace: 9.48 mins/mile.  Uphill pace: 10.52 mins/mile.  Downhill pace: 7.10 mins/mile.  Wheeeeeeeee!
  • Richmond Park is huge.  I parked at Roehampton Gate.  A mere 1.8 miles from the start.  Ooops.  Still, it gave me a chance to enjoy a little more of the weather.  Did I mention it was a glorious day?
  • I like 1 lap courses.  Kingston was sort of one lap (it’s a lollipop) but Richmond is definitely one lap.  The only bit of repetition is the last 100 yards or so but that’s good because it means you can judge your finish.
  • I am destined to be beaten by people pushing buggies.  I suppose it gives me something to aim for.
  • Parkruns are fun.  Okay, I suppose I knew that yesterday, but it’s been reaffirmed again this morning.  Half an hour to explore a new route in the company of others.  Ace!

I was so inspired by the return of my mojo that I got home, got changed and unpacked my suitcase.  My suitcase that has been sitting there forlornly since I returned from holiday.  Last July.  Another little piece of carpet sees the light of day.  🙂


About abradypus

A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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9 Responses to My mojo is back!

  1. fortnightflo says:

    Tis indeed a wonderful day to go for a run – I am all full of endorphins myself. Another Pb then judging by that pace – well done! And great new for the suitcase – bet Andy is pleased 😉

  2. Cath Unsworth says:

    Good news about the suitcase. Some day I’m going to look at what’s in the boxes in the corner of my living room. From when I moved in. 5 years ago.

  3. oldbagrunning says:

    fantastic run! well done 😉

  4. ewoodeson says:

    I once tried de-cluttering using the following rule:
    If I haven’t used it in the last 6 months then I don’t need it. Seasonal items exempt.
    I filled a LOT of black bags and can’t say I chucked away anything I wish I hadn’t. Or at least, I’m not aware that I did which amounts to the same thing really.

  5. Ahhh… welcome back mojo. We hope you can stay a while 🙂

  6. jensruns2011 says:

    Yay! Glad you got your mojo back! Sounds like you had a great parkrun and that the decluttering is going well! 🙂

  7. I love Richmond Park on a glorious sunny day! Glad you had a good run.. go easy on the decluttering – dont want to overdo it now!

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