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The hill of Achievement W6 R2

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Pecora_NeraGraduate

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! 🤔

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Marvo69 profile image
Marvo69Graduate

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

#you can do it

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Marvo69

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 🙁

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Richard7Graduate

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

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Richard7

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

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Richard7Graduate in reply to Pecora_Nera

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

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sallensonGraduate

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!!

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to sallenson

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

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oldwheezer69Graduate

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! 😆😆😆

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to oldwheezer69

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

I find fury is excellent fuel for a run x

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Rua8Graduate

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!

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Rua8

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

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Rua8Graduate in reply to Pecora_Nera

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

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Rua8

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

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Rua8Graduate in reply to Pecora_Nera

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 :)

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Rua8

Ok, I will follow your advice. 😇

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Rua8Graduate in reply to Pecora_Nera

😁

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mfamiliasGraduate

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.

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to mfamilias

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

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