Monday, 22 December 2008

Run on

I've been running. Twice. In two days. And really enjoyed it.

And now I just read this (and coincidentally, I've read this and this in the last couple of weeks and really enjoyed both). And I remembered what a buzz it was, even though I wasn't really fit enough to do it. Even though it was horrible and torturous, too.

So I just preregistered so I get an email when the ballot opens. I don't want to do it for charity again this time; I love raising money, but it puts so much pressure on to raise a certain amount and to do the race, even if you're not really fit enough. But if I can get my own place, I'll be there like a shot. And if I don't get a place for that? There are other half marathons around. I'll get into one of them.

And I hope they run the North Tyneside 10k again for 2009. I missed the 2008 race for various reasons and 2009 will be the day after my birthday if it happens - but what the hey. I'll just run off my hangover. I've preregistered for the Great Women's Run in Sunderland too, and do you know what? There's a Valentines 10k at Gosforth Park in Newcastle on, you guessed it, Valentines Day. *goes off to register*

I really do seem to have found my mojo again. I've been clearing the house; dealing with things and filing and shredding. I've been running twice. I've baked. I've caught up on sleep owed. I sent an email yesterday that was nearly 6 months late - but who cares, I sent it and it was appreciated. I've been losing my taste for sugary food and craving the healthier stuff. I've not done any coursework yet, but that's coming.

I feel like life is doable again, finally.

I don't have any new year's resolutions yet. But I seem to be starting on them early this year.

(I said I wasn't going to post again before Christmas, didn't I? Ah well. I think this post deserved breaking that resolution!)

(I just read this, too, and it made me cry. David Almond is one of my favourite writers.)


trousers said...

A very heartening post to read, especially since I feel as though I'm starting to find my mojo again too, after quite some time.

Go for it!

loria said...

Resolution #1 - Make sure Loria Comes to the UK! Ahaha!

Ok, maybe that's MY Resolution number 1....


Caroline said...

David Almond is magic.

Glad to hear you so focused.

Merry Christmas honey x

Sarah*G* said...

Just wanted to stop by to say Merry Christmas to you and I hope 2009 proves to be a great one for you!

BeckyG said...

If you happen to find *my* mojo when you're clearing and cleaning, please do send it my way ... not that I think there's much chance of you finding my mojo in your house seeing as I've never been there ... but you never know ... ;oP

Great to hear that you're picking up though, even if I do happen to think that running is stupid behaviour ;oP

pierre l said...

Merry Christmas to you, B. Good to see that you are running again.

Michelle said...

Sounds fantastic. My mojo is still lost, but at least I found my missing Christmas spirit! Merry Christmas :)

B said...

Thank you all for your kind comments and I'm sorry I've taken so long to reply. I'm catching up, slowly, but it's time consuming :)

Becky I'll send you any spare mojo I find lying around :)