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See this hill?

Jundal
JundalGraduate
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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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Kerrylh
KerrylhGraduate

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

Jundal
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.

Jundal
JundalGraduate in reply to Jundal

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

Kerrylh
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 😱

Jundal
JundalGraduate in reply to Kerrylh

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

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

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

Jundal
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‘

Jundal
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†

cheekychipmunks
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.

Jundal
JundalGraduate in reply to ancientrunner

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

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