Couch to 5K
57,591 members90,075 posts

The hill of Achievement W6 R2

The hill of Achievement W6 R2

I normally finish my run as I crest the hill of achievement. On the warm up walk I spotted the farmers tractor sat at the top.

I later met the tractor as I was trying to do my return 10min run. The git didn’t even acknowledge me as I tried to run on the spot in the long grass so he could drive pass me.

The good side of my little encounter with the farmer was that I was a little ticked off and immediately went running down the track, around poppy corner and up the hill of achievement. I was so miffed I forgot that I was tired or that my knee was aching. I ran harder and faster than normal.

Instead of listening to Laura telling me to slow down as I reached the top of the hill, I barrelled down the other side and scared the cats half to death as I careered into the garden and then Laura said you can slow down and walk. Mishmash was a little bemused as I walked around my garden trying to get my breath back

So Wk 6 run 2 is in the bag, and I now know I need to think of the farmer or the stupid teacher in the village school when I start getting tired. tytutuffgf

Next is the big run hmmmm! 🤔

19 Replies
oldestnewest

Well done you! And that looks a tough hill! Onwards to run 3!

#you can do it

Reply

Thanks Marvo, I keep considering driving to a flat bit of land, but I know my hills and I love the feeling when I reach the top.

I am not looking forward to run 3 🙁

1 like
Reply

Love the name "Hill of achievement" .. great sense of accomplishment once you get up it I bet.

1 like
Reply

It is exactly a 5 min fast walk from my house, I start my first run down the other side. It is not the highest hill on the way back, but it is the steepest.

I normally growl to encourage myself up the hill and whoop for joy as I reach the top

1 like
Reply

I think I would run faster if someone was growling at me 😉

Reply

Well done you!!

That's not a hill, it's a cliff!! With a miserable git sitting at the top eating jumbo packets of crisps probably.

I'm loving your mental map: Hill of Achievement, Poppy Corner, Cat Crash Site. In a few weeks time you should print out a scale map (or drawn one) and mark up your sites of fame and hang next to your Grad badge in a Place of Pride.

You runner you!!

3 likes
Reply

Oh I love your idea. I think I will work on that. I have named a couple of the corners and hills, some I guess are not printable

2 likes
Reply

I have a little hill which I always struggle with and I've called it the Hill of Doom 🤣 I'm going to re-name it now after reading your post and see if a bit of positive mental attitude gets me up it! 😆😆😆

2 likes
Reply

Hi Old Wheezer, Everyone should have a hill of achievement. 🤣🤣

1 like
Reply

I find fury is excellent fuel for a run x

1 like
Reply

Sounds like you have found a great source of inspiration for when you’re tired. Tractor drivers, bad teachers etc! :D I also like your naming of landmarks and think you need to do this map so we can all have a bit of a giggle :) Good luck with your next run, you will smash it!

1 like
Reply

Thanks, It’s the big run next, so I am trying to rest my knee.

I hope to do it on Thursday. I am very tempted to find some flat land to run on. Would that be cheating? 🤔

I will work on the Black Sheep running map

1 like
Reply

Definitely not cheating. I run on the flat all the time, my reasoning being, why make it any worse for myself? 😂

1 like
Reply

Four years ago I tried running when I lived in my old house, the land was flatter and runkeeper said I was faster

I am tempted to redo the run, but I will cry into my wine if I am not as fast as 4 years ago

1 like
Reply

Dont do it, there is nothing to be gained from comparing your now self to your past self. Choose a different route on flat ground, and don’t make comparisons :)

2 likes
Reply

Ok, I will follow your advice. 😇

1 like
Reply

😁

Reply

Coo, you've been busy. I have a hill too, which is quaintly called "Chemin de Conquête" - conquest lane. When you get to the top, you understand why...

Well done, and don't worry about the farmer, he's a grumpy git, that's all.. I had to squeeze between a tractor and a hedge today, then the driver of the tractor realised that he knew me, but hadn't recognised me in my running gear. I think his eyes hurt for the rest of the day.

1 like
Reply

I don’t think farmers are the happiest of people.

He was probably thinking, that’s that crazy Englishman... why is he running in the midday sun, and what the hell is he wearing

Reply

You may also like...