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A small diversion... a 5 mile diversion to be exact :)

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAGraduate10

Should have posted this last Monday, but better late than never!

After graduating C25K for the second (or is it third?) time, I set my sights towards running 10K. It has been a bit stop/start, as after having reached 9k I had to take a break from training after my twins were born.

I decided to get started again, but before starting in earnest, there was something I had committed in doing: my local 5 mile race was on, the Mid Kent 5 Miler, on the 15th of July and I had already registered...I find that registering for a race helps keep me motivated and focused, plus I like collecting medals to someday show to my children. I'd love them to experience this wonderful sense of achievement you get when you try hard and manage to do something that seemed impossible to begin with!

So to cut a long story short, I did the 5 miles, actually managed to run the majority of it, with small walking breaks, despite the 30 degrees heat, and feel absolutely brilliant about it! My local race was well organised and very friendly, and I hope I can do it again next year, and hopefully break the 1 hour mark (I was just over it this year).

Next stop the 10K! Now, to chose a race to register on :)

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Well Done GeorgiosA. Having done a 5 miler, you haven’t got far to go. How old are your twins now?

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thank you Dexy5! It was 5 miles, but took walking breaks - would like to get to the point of running (ok - jogging/poodling along...) for 10K...I did it for 9, so it is achievable. Sophia and Leo are now 2 months and 2 days old - and I am already researching Junior Parkruns, lol!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to GeorgiosA

Well done for getting back to running so soon

Dralimc
Dralimc
in reply to GeorgiosA

Ah, ok I was mega impressed, 2 months post twin birth and running 5 miles???!!!! Then I realised you are the dad. Still impressed, but not as much had you given birth as well! 🏃🏻‍♂️😂

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAGraduate10
in reply to Dralimc

😂😂😂 lol, thank God I posted a photo eh? I had my fair share of sleepless nights and no time to train but you're right, not quite as impressive at all!!

Dralimc
Dralimc
in reply to GeorgiosA

You’ve done brilliant! Hats off to you my friend, birth or no birth!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Dralimc

Ha ha the sun has gone to my head. I didn’t look at the photo well enough. 🤪

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

😂😂😂

Dralimc
Dralimc
in reply to Dexy5

Neither did I!!!!🤣🤣🤣

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to GeorgiosA

Wow so little.... so wonderful to have babies, must be such hard work too...

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

That's no shortage of work, but it's absolutely delightful to be with them! They are really tiny and so sweet...

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Well done! Great looking medal! 😃🏃‍♂️🏅❤️

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Thank you! The race was to support the local cricket club, hence the medal with the cricket theme... I love it!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Fantastic achieve,ent, and well done..... fab pic too....

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

Thank you! I love the medal, it's the first in many years.. I'm starting a collection for Sophia and Leo :)

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