I hate hills.
Like, MAJORLY hate them.
Since the beginning of my comeback,
(Yes, that’s what I am calling it, a COMEBACK!)
I have avoided hills like the plague.
I hate running hills.
But I realized that prior to my injury
I ran hills like a boss.
Now, on the other hand,
I. Hate. Hills.
My first half marathon of the year was on a SUPER hilly course.
Which I ironically PRed on in 2013, but that’s not the point.
I hated every hilly second of it.
The thought crossed my mind during the run,
“How in the heck can I learn how to be more boss-like again in the hill department?”
aaaaannnnnnnndddddd then I rolled my eyes at myself
because I already knew the answer….
It’s such a simple answer, but it takes SO much effort to do it.
But mastering hills will absolutely make us better runners.
Since this realization, I have made a point to run every stupid hills I can find.
This weekend’s long run was no exception.
Can you see how much that hill sucks?
And that one?
and THAT ONE?!?!
But, by the end of 10 miles,
I was so proud of myself for handling those hills like a boss.
Today, I challenge you to show those hills who the boss is.
Find those stupid hills… AND RUN THEM!