Sunday, August 28, 2011


1. Self-confidence, Self-assurance. As in basis for belief in ones self in a situation. Esp. I context of contest or display of skill such as sexual advances or going into battle.
2. Good luck fetish / charm to bolster confidence.
3. Ability to bounce back from a debilitating trauma and negative attitude

After Lake Placid I went through a bit of a funk. Funk that it was over, funk that some of my "therapeutic" training days were through, and funk that my body wouldn't get up and go like it did right before race day. I'm so thankful for the Nike Marathon because it kept me in a training state of mind, but my body was in a "let's rest after Ironman" state of mind. I took a week or so off but had to get right into marathon training mode. When I started running I COULD NOT get my legs to go. I know this is normal after putting your body through a 15 hour endurance event but it was frustrating and disheartening to say the least. Finally, after a few weeks and many bad and miserable training runs I finally went out there and felt like I got my mojo back. I love that feeling when everything goes right. The weather feels good, your legs feel strong, the Garmin is spitting back really good pacing #'s. This is the part of training I absolutely love!

Where have you lost your mojo? Your spiritual walk with God, your position at work, parenting, being a spouse, your athletic endeavors, friendship. How do you get that spice, edge, fire, light inside you to jump off again? I challenge you to identify an area of your life where you might of lost it and find a new way to bolster than inner mojo in an area of your life that's been lacking.

Peace & Love



Post tramatic ironman syndrome.. I widely yet rarely treated disorder. I have only found one cure.... sign up for another.

Dave said...

MOJO comes and does the post race highs and blues...the Spiritual faith must remain strong...and once again you will rise up and conquer your demons.

MarkW said...

Just starting to get mine back. After a century ride on Memorial Day weekend I ended up an infection that just knocked me down. A few days after the century I was so weak that I averaged a pitiful speed on a 20 mile ride and that was after stopping twice to get my HR down. Just now starting to feel that I am bouncing back. I'll know more after the Sea Gull Century this weekend.