Losing my mojo......

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Crackle, 11 Jul 2012.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    I am.

    Always happens at some point, it's always been part of my pattern of exercise, I'm a boom and bust kind of exerciser.

    Anyway, I don't really want to stop because I've reached a reasonable fitness base and because as you get older it gets harder to start again, well mentally anyway.

    I need some inspiration. The kicker was my 13 year old son saying he wasn't going to run with me any more, I'm too slow and then nicking my Garmin and shoving off and beating my 3 mile hill run time by 3 minutes and leaving me and the dog to plod along the beach with my old hrm watch :cry:
     
  2. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    Oi, not so fast Crackle! [*]

    Can you sign-up for a particularly testing event or something? Perhaps tell everybody you know that you are signing up and going to get a personal best etc? Maybe pride will be a good motivator :smile:


    [*] Pun intended
     
  3. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    Just buy a really expensive bike........ You'll have to get off yer arse then!
     
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  4. OP
    OP
    Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    I've never been an event person SD. I just sometimes reach the end and need a change. Also, I'm not really bothered about speed anymore. He's still yet to beat my 2.5 mile time. He's a full 2.5 minutes off that ;)

    I'm just sitting here not feeling like going out, even though I have the time and the weather is good.
     
  5. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Sounds like you're stale/bored with the routine. Find a new goal.
     
  6. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    Location:
    A French desert
    Mine's gone too Crackle. I did around 250km last month, and only 30 so far this. I just have no real interest in cycling at the moment and prefer to be working in the garden.

    For me, it's a phase and I simply go with it. Whilst, at the moment, it doesn't seem as though I'll ever ride again, I know that I will. Come autumn I'll be back on my bike regularly. I think I 'boom-bust' too. I had a lay off after LEL in 2009 and I'm doing it again after PBP.
     
  7. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Crackle you just need a goal! without a goal we run out of steam.. well I know I do anyway.

    the weather doesnt help does it :rain:
     
  8. Flyingfox

    Flyingfox Senior Member

    Location:
    SE London
    Instead of letting him get away with it, see if you can get the gap down to 2 minutes, then 1, then reclaim the title. Get hold of the Garmin and get back out there!
     
  9. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    That's a shame Crax. I had a similar thing a couple of years ago and forced myself to buy a Boardman SS/Fixed, in order to give myself a reason to get back into non-commuting cycling :whistle:

    The bike in question has since been flogged but it did the trick, so to speak!
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    I think you're all right - new goal. Need to think about that.

    I might be getting a new mountain bike SD, maybe that will work up some enthusiasm.

    Yello, I'm normally not bothered but I made a resolution this year that I'd keep going. One of the purposes of running was so I could mix things up and not get stale. I've actually ended up doing far more running than I intended. That's because of a burgeoning interest from both sons, so I kept going to encourage them. Son no2 has persisted and despite my levity in the op, I'm actually very pleased that he's running faster than me and he's now looking to run further. Further and faster, a double whammy :biggrin:
     
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