The great twunning meetup

July 11, 2011

Dear Max

Yesterday was the Pirates 10km race, significant because it’s a great run, my first race after Comrades, and that thing we do together (I ran it when I was around 28 weeks pregnant with you, and last year too). Then a few weeks ago someone mentioned it on Twitter, and all of a sudden we got a little group together for a tweetup, which we did at the start.

Some of the twunners at the start with the cutest kid ever

Most of the peeps I’d met in real life (through Twitter, of course), but I also met a few new twunners who were great in person (love it when this happens!). So while your dad ran with Rex, I took you in your Jeep jogger and after about 2.5km of running up a hill slight incline I exhaustedly handed you over to Craig (@CraigBeePee) who bravely and without complaint took over. Then after about 2km Richard (@RichardRuns) took over and I couldn’t keep up with him as he glided along the route.

Craig giving me and you a hand

Just before 7km, I saw your dad and Rex, Richard and you, and you were miserable and wanted out. I think you wanted to flex your feet and be held. So like a relay race, I took Rex, your dad took you in his arms, and Richard pushed your pram. I then finished the race with Rex, along with Craig and Nechama (@brodiegal) who was running her first 10km race, and who pretty much kept me going, and not the other way round.

It was another medal for your scrapbook, and a great day out with new and old friends who, beyond Twitter, support each other, push you in your jogger and ogle over you, enjoy a beer at the finish, and make plans for the next race tweetup. I am grateful for such twunners in my life and on the road.

Yours in twunning,

Max and medal

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  • Invivo

    You make running sound…almost…errr…fun.

    Dear lord help me! For a moment there I considered getting fit.

    July 11, 2011 at 7:32 am Reply
  • Sharon

    I agree with Invivo, you do almost make running sound fun!
    Love that Max enjoys his pram enough to sit in it for you to enjoy a run like that!

    July 11, 2011 at 9:44 am Reply
  • Craig

    It was fun meeting up with everyone (and running!). Max certainly looks a lot happier than he did at 7km! I have new respect for runners who push prams even if they are fancy jogging ones.

    July 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm Reply
  • Cat@juggling act

    That really looks like fun!

    July 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    Great site ! The diary will pay off and makes for special reading one day. I also kept one for my son. Max is now at one of the “best” ages for boys. The boys grow up so quickly from now on. Wait until he has his first “girlfriend” or wants to move out at 8-10 years old. lol. It is very cool that you take him along on your runs. That is something I did with my son from a very young age where I took him hiking even as a baby and even now he plays my other sports with me. Aragorn.

    July 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm Reply
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