Note to self .. must run more hills ...

My legs have been itching a bit in the last few days .. you know that twitch that you get in the mornings when you haven't run for a few days.  I really needed to get out in the fresh air and I was planning a run up Spider Hill.  It's a 6.5km run and about half is up and down the hill trail.  It's hard but really quite enjoyable.

Hubby turned up early from work this afternoon so I pretty much headed straight out the door .. oh, I did ask him to make sure the kids were fed afternoon tea!  I couldn't wait to get started!

Can't say anything bad about the run, so I won't!  It was just so nice and peaceful to be out in the bush in the quiet with just my running partner, Baxter.  Bax was pretty excited to go for a run too, after a few days of heavy rain no one really has wanted to head out.

I saw two wallabies on the track .. I think I scared them away with my heavy breathing!  Everything was going along well until I about 4km.  This is when you really have to start heading up the hill.  I knew what to expect so I'm not too worried .. I knew it was going to be nasty!! I was kind of looking forward to it actually .. I needed to blow out a few cobwebs!

Heading up the steepest part of the hill I am struggling to keep a trotting pace let alone jog or run.  Wow, I haven't run this hill in a while .. think I might need to add this to my weekly training schedule .. hills make you stronger, right?
I made it to the top .. there was some very deep breathing .. OK, it really was gasping for air .. but I will not stop .. run it out .. it's all good!  Then I heard the kookaburras laughing .. probably at me .. oh well, I'm really not caring, I've just run up the hill and I've got 2km downhill home .. Giddy up girl!!

Job done .. cobwebs blown away .. note to self compiled .. must run more hills! Certainly gets your blood pumping!

Stay strong, stay focused

Fit Mum x


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I've noticed a hill session coming up this week. I live at the top of a perfect hill, so am hoping I can embrace some of your enthusiasm for the hill.

Thanks for the inspiration :)

Jodes x

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Hey Jodes! Keep up the hard work! See you at the Goldie in a couple of months! x