- No worries, you did this hill already. A little walking is okay, just get up there.
- Um, this is steep. There are even stairs for some sections. More walking. Well, up we go (slowly).
- Whew, done. Now for the good part.
- Not good, not good! OMG, this is actually too steep to run! If I fell, I'd roll for a mile before I could stop. This is a residential street; what are these people thinking living here?
- I should really carry my insurance card while running.
- Thank goodness, I'm alive.
- Ha, last week I thought this was a big hill.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Knowing vs. Understanding
Two weeks ago I discovered first hand just how hilly my little town is. So, when I planned tonight's run I had a rough idea of what I was getting myself into. I even checked some maps online that gave the rough grade of the roads. I knew about how high I was going and, thus, how far I was coming down. I knew, but I didn't understand.
Not the smartest thing I have ever done.
Thoughts along the route:
8.5 miles later (10:18 pace, oy) I was just sooo relieved to be home. Now I'm relaxing with my second Clif Bar of the day (seriously, these are just fancy cookies). I hope I'll be able to walk tomorrow!