Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Joy of Gentle Rolling Hills!

Did I say gentle rolling? That is because my lungs are screaming and my brain must of been deprived some oxygen during that hill workout. "Hills will make you a better runner" to quote Marisa! Tamara, Kay and I owned those hills. I am very proud of you girls! You push me and I appreciate that. I can't forget John for pushing us on the last one! OK hill workout over! How many more to go? Now I know why she only gives the damn schedule out a month at a time. Then I can't count how many are left.

John Conner in our group gives us a quote before each training session. I love this because they are always so appropriate! Tonight's was "The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy..It is not age, it is not diet. It is the will to succeed." Well it might be diet for me... popcorn, beef jerky and peanuts before a run does not settle well....



Kay said...

As I said on Tameras blog.....you two owned that hill! Way to go. I have to say I had to give up my ownership on the 5th one. My cross training today is dinner with friends and beer (those 12oz curls count as weights don't they?)

Dena said...

You know what I keep thinking... these are still the early days of training. You just know there is some horrendous 10x hill repeat in our future..