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Back to it, post baby - 10k approaching


So you may have seen on my social media that boyo number 2 has arrived! I am officially a father of two! Unbelievable to say that, I don't feel old or mature enough!

I wrote a post about what I learnt on the weekend of the birth you can read it here.

I'd signed up to the Healthspan 10k series a while ago (4 x 10k runs through the year) to try and keep me active as am pleased after boyo number 1 arrived that I've kept as active as I have.

Then I was asked if I'd like to do the resolution run in Cardiff, I'd heard of it before but didn't know much about it. After a quick google I saw it was a Stroke Association event and thought I must do it given what my partner's mother has been through recently! I also signed up to a just giving page, as although I've run a lot further before, this one is about the cause rather than the challenge, so if you can spare a pound of 2 here is the link

So back to the point of this post, an update on my training:

It's fair to say I've been a little sleep deprived and feeling sluggish as eating a lot of rubbish!

I've decided to try and get out for a jog every other day and started with doing 2 miles, although potentially shorter than I should be doing it didn't feel daunting to just go out and 2 miles, so even if I was tired I would get out and do it.

I've now done 3 of them and they've felt good, I pushed a bit on the last 2.

My plan now is ready to step up to 3 miles and plan to do that every other day until I do 3 of them. I'll then step up to 4 miles and again if I keep the every other day running up, then I should get 5 of these in before the 10k on the 8th March. It's shorter than I'd like but I've set myself target times for each of these training runs now so that I'm pushing myself.

Anyone else doing the Resolution Run? I've also post on my instagram and facebook the other runs I plan to do this year.

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