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<p>I have lost my mojo. I've looked at all the usual places but it's just not there. I've felt it slipping away for a while now and finally it's as if it has stepped off the deep end and sank to the bottom.</p>
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<p>I just had a birthday that ends in a 0. It's like a quarter of my body/mind knows that I have to get out and move, but the other three-quarters are not cooperating. I am 15 pounds heavier than I was this time last year. And I won't even confess to what I am over my marathon weight.</p>
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<p>So I'm asking all of you what you've done if you've been in my position?</p>
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<p>Rob</p>
 

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<p>set a goal, pay for a race and start training ... sorry, but that's all I've got.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SportiGrl</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69262/don-t-know-where-to-post-it-so-i-post-it-here#post_1929528"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>set a goal, pay for a race and start training ... sorry, but that's all I've got.</p>
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Sounds good.  This is what I did, but unfortunately I did too much too soon running-wise.  Now I have two achilles that are in really bad shape.</p>
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<p>I'm being a little more patient now.  I'm still running while getting treatment for my achilles, but I've also joined a gym.  I'm trying to cut back on the eating, but it's not easy.  I feel like I'm getting there, but it's slow.</p>
 

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<p>I am there, with you. I just ran a race, only my 6th all year (I raced 60 of them last year, including three marathons and an ultra) and finished a full five minutes slower then last year. I managed to lose 12 pounds but still look like a melted soft marshmallow. I am too tired to get up at 5 to run most mornings.</p>
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<p>It takes a lot less time to get to full-blown suck than it does to get back in shape.</p>
 

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<p>I think the key is not to be too hard on yourself.  Easier said than done, I know.  After I had my last baby I wanted the extra weight gone right away.  I wanted to be back running right away.  It was very frustrating.  I went out with our local running group one sunday morning to run up Kelly's Mountain.  I had to walk most of the way down.  I told myself after that that I had to take it easier on myself.  It'll come.  And it has. </p>
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<p>Just try not to focus too much on it.  It makes the issue way bigger than it really is.  Do stuff you enjoy doing.  And get out when you can.  If you really want it, it'll come back to you and you'll wonder why you ever worried in the first place.</p>
 
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