Sunday, March 24, 2013

Would you be scared of me?

Every runner has a love hate relationship with hills. Somedays you can eat them for breakfast and take those back to back hills like there's no tomorrow. Other days the very thought of a hill send us curling up in the fetal position.
Just north of where I grew up there is an amazing 1.5 mile stretch of 3 killer hills. Yesterday, I ran them and logged one of my fastest 3 mile runs ever. #Winning.
I really pushed it on this run and I felt amazing. I am starting to feel a little bit better/back to normal this week, and this run was a reflection of that. This was definitely the best run of my year so far!!

Are you loving or hating hills right now??

This run also reminded me of how FAR I've come- how much I've changed. I can remember growing up I couldn't walk up the first hill without stopping to catch my breath. And now I can run them!! Sometimes I get so focused on how far I have to go to reach certain goals that I forget how much has changed- how close I actually am!! It has not been an easy journey, but I am stronger, faster, bolder, happier and more dedicated than ever!! I look back and I am grateful that I was once weak- it makes me appreciate and value my strength and the hard work I am doing!!

When I got back from my run my 8 year old brother said "you look like a gangster. If I met you on the street I would be scared of you!!"

Hmm.....if you met me on the street would you be scared of me??
 Post-run I had a protein pancake (2 egg whites, 1 scoop protein powder, cinnamon, salt, raisins and shredded coconut) topped with an apple I cooked in some cinnamon. Delicious.


  1. That road looks awesome to run on, I really wish I could get back to dirt roads like where I grew up. Sounds like you have accomplished so much, that's great!

  2. Nice job on the hills! I know what you mean about sometimes focusing on where you want to go and forgetting just how far you have actually come! Great job and try not to forget that feeling!