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