Well this morning off I set to say hello to Jacobs Ladder (down it I hasten to add), I'm no were near ready to try and tackle this up the way.
Its a pretty uninteresting run if the truth be told, long straight main roads, loads of fast traffic whizzing by, too close for comfort really.
Its as steep as I remember it to be, perhaps even steeper this morning just before I turned to go down Abbotshall Rd I glanced back at Jacob which I had just teetered down and yep it might just as well be Mount Everest!! Its too steep to run down freely if your legs start to go to fast you've had it, you would be headlong into a swallow dive and that would hurt.
So I'm now onto the longer stretch of this downhill challenge of mine and its quite nice to run, you just have to watch for all the dips in the pavements for the driveways and of course cars reversing out of the said driveways, 8.00am was not a good time on a Thursday morning to do this route.
So now I'm onto the Deeside Road, golly what a lot of traffic, it is tree lined but its still very boring, huge houses, a couple of hotels, wide road and mountains of commuter traffic. I'm beginning to struggle cos I know I've got almost 2K of this road, switch off, don't think about your tired legs, think of something nice, think about anything except my poor tired legs.
"What sort of a car would I liken myself to?" daft question I know but this morning it worked and the time passed while I came to a conclusion.
I would be an old style Austin Mini from the 1960's well at my age I can't be a new modern one now can I?! My little legs would be similar to its little wheels, right What colour would I be then? Well bright red of course, the colour my face goes during and for a good while after any run
Then I thought, "I would have to be a Mini Clubman, not just an ordinary Mini, well after all I belong to the best club there is, the C25K runners club, right
My wondering mindless nonsense had taken only a few minutes but it broke the bordom of the route. I'm a bright red Mini Clubman, but I think I'm having a bit of trouble with my gear box just now ;).
Well I've bored you with my first visit to Jacobs Ladder this year, I promise not to blog again about it until I have it conquered, hopefully by the end of this summer.
Just one question before I go though, "What make and model of car would you liken yourself to?