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Two hours uphill is way more than some folks will ever do in their lifetime!! And, as you said, the more you do it, the more it grows on you! I've spent many hours following the creed "Not all those who wander are lost"....
I hope the up/downhill doesn't come back today or tomorrow to haunt you with some Delayed Muscle Soreness... if it does, just be patient while your body heals those little muscle tears and know you are stronger for it. As to the chaffing skin...look around at a Sports store (Running or Bike Shop too...) for a product called Body Glide; another is Chamois Butter. Put on before your hike it prevents the rubbing.
Wishing you many more hills to climb, and places to explore!! Way To Go!!
PS...I don't think it will take you six months to summit that larger hill.. (unless it truly is a Mountain!). If its close enough, perhaps you can use it as a training place...1/2 mile further at a time!! Just take it slow, and plan a lovely all day hike....
Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 5/29/2013 (19:40)