Last night was a first ladies and gents. I made it through 6 hills. I have never completed more than 5 and was nervous upon arrival at the dreaded hills meet up spot. Could I do 6 without my lungs bursting? Could I do 6 without crying? Would the hills treat me like that gangster in Home Alone?
Gangster Hill: I’m gonna give you until the count of ten, to get your lying, yellow, no-good keister off my property before I pump your guts full of lead!
Me: But hills I have to do 6 of you tonight!
Gangster Hill: One….two…..ten! Ahhahahaha Ahahaha [maniacal laughter]! Keep the change ya filthy animal.
During The Plan I increase a mile at the hill about every two weeks. I’ll eventually get up to 10. Allegedly. Hopefully.
I joined a running group that found the only hill where I live. And it’s not your grandma’s hill. It’s tough. In fact I would say it’s my least favorite night on The Plan, aside from the MLR.
And we don’t just run to the top and then walk down. We run the damn thing at a full on tempo pace. It’s a 1/2 mile up and then a 1/2 mile back down. For the mathematically challenged this is a one mile out and back, or should I say up and down?
Anyway, I did it. All 6. Almost on targeted pace. The first one was a bit slow, but hey it was a warm up.
I’ll be back Gangster Hill. And next time, I’m bringing Joe Pesci.
how do you know what my grandmothers hill is like? Im impressed with the movie quotes…try this one…."This one, this one right here, this is my wish, my dream, and it didnt come true. So Im takin em back..Im takin em all back."
You go with your bad self B!!! Hell's to the Yizzay Gangsta Hill! B will show you who's boss!
I read your title and said "HOME ALONE!" haha, love it!
Good job Beth, reading this, just made me sweat thinking of those hills. Holy banana junk! You're a rock star!
Awesome with the hills!! I HATE hills! We were actually going to do our nightly run tonight through a hilly subdivision but it has came 'a gully washing' and looks like we may be rain delayed…Am I sad about this? Absolutely not! 🙂
Tomorrow is my scheduled hill workout, and I ma already dreading it. Maybe my calf hurts too much, maybe I just don't want to doit. But, it will make me stringer, and isn't that the point? So, great job, and hope you keep it up!
Awesome! Way to show that Gangsta Hill what you're made of!
Dang girl! Way to go! Hills are tough! And I loved your conversation with the Gangsta Hill; you're so funny 🙂 I know hills are looming in my future too… Im scared!
Well done!! Way to attack the hill.
Nice workout! Of course now I can't get the "Home Alone" movie poster out of my head but still a cool report.
Keep up the awesome work!
All the best,
NICE work. I know that wasn't easy you filthy animal.
I think Kulkin was the one to kick arse in that situation. You might want to look him up and see what he's doing these days. Ah ha. I'm blog rolling you pretty lady.
You should that hill who's boss, that's for sure! You're going to be so strong!
You make me laugh! Good job on the hills!
"Scoop of chocolate, scoop of vanilla, dont waste my time…"
Holy cow Im exhausted just from reading this. I need to sit down. Oh wait I am already lying down. SHould I sit up? Im not sure I think a brownie is in order. LOL!
excellent job on the hill workout! it'll definitely pay off – especially since most of the competition avoids them like the plague!
awesome job!!! way to rock that hill workout 🙂
Well done for beating Gangster Hill. I'll have to introduce you to Acid Mountain one day here in Darwin. It's so ferocious I haven't even tried it 🙂
You go girl!
I believe they are called the "Wet Bandits." After a rigorous hill work out, you all must be a bunch of sweaty, wet runners.
Holy Cow. I'm still working on the running part;)
Thanks so much for stopping by on my SITS day!
A) Home Alone is my fave movie ever. Period.
B) Way to go on those 1/2 mile hill repeats!! I just did 1/4 mile repeats and I thought I was tough…gotta step up my game.