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Nemesis conquered and frogs!

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate

I have a choice of some lovely routes around here but there’s one I’ve avoided as it involves a hill!! I’ve gone left to avoid going down it on the grounds I can’t go down if I’m not willing to go up! That takes me on a more gradual slope down which, on the way back, is a much longer incline than if I’d just bite the bullet and do “the hill”! *

Today I went down it.

Kept going on a loop that would bring me back home at just over 30 min. Said hill then came in at just over the 20 min mark so far from ideal I’m thinking 🤔. I got to the bottom and guess what - it’s not too long and not as steep as I’d been imagining. (This being a route I walk frequently so I knew what it was like really but running up it was different). How my mindset has changed over the weeks!! Needless to say I managed it and my run came in at 4.8k in about 35 min. I thought I’d slowed down quite a bit but my pace doesn’t seem to vary wildly from run to run. This was one of my most comfortable runs (?cooler?) and another turning point. Onward and upward - literally!!

p.s. *It’s only a slight incline really

Nearly trod on this fellow but luckily we met on my warmup walk.

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Cooler, but the hill may cancel that out. Maybe stronger? Fitter? Braver?

Good run

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Definitely braver!! I’ve been avoiding that since week 6. No more!! 😃 I’ve been posting here for weeks about getting your positive attitude and yet it’s still taken me this long!! Got there at last.

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