Another one bites the dust!
It was warm last night as I stepped out in to the sun in my shiny new running shoes to tackle the evil incline my town is on.
The first 5 minutes uphill was a killer and my legs felt terrible just a minute in but I eventually got to the top rounded the corner on to the flat and breathed a sigh of relief at running straigh up it in one go for the first time (of course I was told to change to a brisk walk just as i came of the flat and back on to the hill to go down it)
The second five was one of my quicker ones I think and ended in my fastest 1k so far (5:46). The downside to that was that I was now at the lowest point of my run looking back up the hill from lower than i started.
The last five was a tough slog up back up the hill until eventually I hit the point that I round a corner back to the main road and a steady down hill. finally I was told to slow to an easy walk to cool down and got that great feeling of satisfaction that accompanies a run beaten.
Got in to find my wife about to order a new vacuum after telling me ours was beyond repair, fortunatley I was able to spot the problem and solve it with the highly technical solution of ramming a broom handle down the pipe to clear the blockage. All in all yesterday was a happy day.
Onwards to Wednesday and 8 minutes of running.