Sorry, readers! I have been on vacation for the past 10 days. You would think after riding in a car for 12 hours, the first thing I'd want to do is go for a run. WEll, that is wrong...I slept in yesterday and laid around all day. Today, though, I woke up ready to take on some hills! I ran around my neighborhood and did 3 miles. 3 torturous miles.
There is a hill about 5 minutes into my run that is about 1/3rd of a mile long and has about a 25% incline. I have 0 knowledge about inclines, I am just guessing and this thing is HARD TO RUN. I made it all the way to the top...but had a little breather before continuing on to the NEXT mountain, about 1/4th of a mile long and just as steep and a bit windy. I was thinking "Oh, last hill! Woo!" But, I was wrong. I forgot everytime you go down a hill, you have to come back up. So, I went down another...and realized that at the end of my run, I have another hill to come up. But, in the mean time, I got two glorious down hills. I will have buns of steel soon, I think.
My goal, by next Wednesday, is to run the entire route without pausing for oxygen. I'm not sure if this is humanely possible.
I signed up for a 4 mile run in August. It is in Waterford, WI. It will be my first 4 mile race, to kick of my Columbus training! I'll be hitting the trail again with my running buddy, E. Or, atleast I hope so. She may have some fair to run or something :).