That was a steep one!

I had a couple of walk breaks at the beginning of this run as the hill was steep at the beginning (200+ ft) in less than a mile. I thought I'd choose this route today as it was virtually off road and away from traffic, low and behold no sooner had I started than I had to lay against a hedge row to let a taxi through, couldn't believe it as there is only the farm at the top of the lane and it wasn't to be seen when I reached the top. Still the run was very enjoyable with great views in places, nice way to start the week. I may probably give this route another try but in reverse to see if is any easier as it was a bit of a killer on the calfs. Well done to all those who took part in races yesterday, happy running all. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  • Well done Frank. I am learning to like hills. Do you have any races planned?

  • Cheers mate, I have the GSR and a night run in Oct, the night run is through woods filled with zombies good job I've got my grandson to protect me! ๐Ÿ˜‚ You've got me itching to do one before the GSR, as you've been quite busy collecting all that bling. Well done you!

  • Ha me and Ali doing a local 10mile race Sunday. Come over :) . its going to be tough in this heat but it's got several big hills so you'll live it :)

  • This weekend a little to soon for me, but if anything comes up in Aug or Sept I'll be over.

  • That would be great frank!there's lots of races here this year i will check out some dates x ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜† well done on your hill training ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Sounds good! ๐Ÿ˜Ž x

  • I'll let you know. There's always IOW Marathon in October haha

  • Marathon, if only!! Ha ha

  • Well done Frank ! King of the Hill, top of the heap :-)

    Massive respect to you for getting out there in this heat and tackling a killer hill ! :-) xxx

  • Thanks Chris, that has made me smile but I'm more Over the Hill than King , ha ha. Good luck with your training and have a great week! ๐Ÿ˜Ž xxx

  • Thank you ! You too Frank ! :-) xxx

  • Sounds like a tough one Frank - you have my respect! I am avoiding hills until I know my hip has settled, so will no doubt have to start struggling up them all over again...come to think of it, I always pretty much struggle up them anyway!๐Ÿ™‚ Love that feeling when you get to the top though- and you're still alive (just)!๐Ÿ˜‰

  • It was a challenge and I had a couple short walk breaks but made it thankfully. Take it steady with your hip, and I hope it sorts itself out quickly for you, have a great week! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Ooh spooky frank! A disappearing taxi ๐Ÿ‘ป That sounds tough but next time you could always hail a lift ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • I'll have another crack at it soon IP, hopefully I will get there. As for the taxi, I was showing a little leg but he never stopped; can't imagine why!! ๐Ÿ˜Š Have a great week. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Haha Frank! ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • I've seen those legendary legs Frank ! I think that taxi driver is a proper meanie ! :-) xxx

  • Haha poppy! Maybe Frank wasn't his type ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • Maybe if I disguise my legs with some of those snazzy socks or maybe a kilt even! I might have more luck! ๐Ÿค” There again I don't think I want to be whisked away by a phantom taxi driver (not unless they were a runner of course ๐Ÿ˜Š). I do love a bit of banter ladies! xxx

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