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See this hill?

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ITS MY HILL. Just got back from beating this monster, and boy did it feel good! (To put it into perspective, I hate balancing my car on the clutch on this hill. I worry I'll burn it out its that steep.)

I've not been particularly disciplined over the last couple of weeks, what with starting a new job. I'm working 12 hour shifts, walking around six miles a day. (I work in care.) I've also been picking up every bug going, and I've piled on the pounds recently so my self esteem has taken more than a little bruising.

(I'm sensitive, I can't help it.)

So I've been planning to get my shoes on for a few days, and this morning I decided today was the day. And so, we went shopping. And then for a pub lunch. But for once, I exercised a little restraint, left a quarter of my pizza and had a glass of pepsi. And then we got back, and I found a game i had bought was online only. My only connection to t'interweb is on my phone. Gloom loomed...

So, dressed all in mourning black, (it's slimming!) I put on my tubigrips, connected my redphones, put on my FLOURESCENT soled trainers and glasses-keeper-oners and flew the nest. (Slowly, I didn't want an injury before I got started.) And went the wrong way! I actually started my usual warm up walk... Duh!

I walked away from my hill (as shown above, the one that is now MINE.) so that I could get through the toxic ten/get a good run up. Aaand I timed it perfectly. As I began the slight descent to the bottom of this hill, the toxicity faded off and even though I wasn't hitting that running nirvana we sometimes get, I was running smoothly, like a robot with all the levels in the green. It felt good. And then I began the hill. Around 30 meters before the end you can see it begins and goes over a small hump backed bridge, and then I rounded onto this bad boy. I dropped my head and fixed a look of dogged determination on my face and ran to the top. Best thing was, I didn't even slow towards the top! I enjoyed the next three k or so, running past the local school and members club before nearing home and a bit more pepsi! It was a good run, and one I'll definitely do again!

Backwards next time though. It'll hurt more. πŸ€—

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That's a mighty fine hill well done ... I'm still avoiding them as much as I can small inclines are bad enough πŸ˜‚

JundalGraduate in reply to Kerrylh

The way I always saw it is that the more hills I do without adding actual distance, the longer I'll be able to run on a flat if I need to! I worked this theory out with the help of my specially trained team of smurfs. They wear lab coats - that makes them scientists.

Except for Dizzy smurf. He's an idiot.

JundalGraduate in reply to Jundal

Oh, and thank you! Yes, MY HILL is mighty fine! πŸ˜‚

KerrylhGraduate in reply to Jundal

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you have some very intelligent Smurfs there I must have a team of dizzy's πŸ˜‚

My plan now is 2 30 minute runs plus one doing some hill work I need to do them for our local park run its mainly hills 😱

JundalGraduate in reply to Kerrylh

Sounds good! Main thing is to not push too hard, gently gently is the way to go.


Nice hill... if that doesn’t slow you, not a lot will... good job!

JundalGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you sir!

I bow to your love of hills! I’m trying, and I sort of quite like them ish ......

See, you’re glowing now aren’t you? You’re mighty pleased you went! πŸ’ͺπŸƒπŸ˜€ Brilliant stuff Hill Man! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

JundalGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

I was quietly smug enough to out smug anyone not actually from greater smuggington! πŸ˜‚ And yes, glowing like a glowy thing, and very glad I did it. Can't wait to go down it, the build up is around 1.2k and it's gonna kill me! And the other end is a killer too... πŸ‘πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ†

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Jundal

Excellent - bring it on I say! πŸ’ͺ

Well done!! I'd have cheered you had I been there. Have tackled a hill nearby a couple of times that I will only drive up in my mum's automatic as there is a busy roundabout at the top and it's a scary hill start.

JundalGraduate in reply to ancientrunner

Hate them in a car, love them in running shoes!

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