A new topic for celebrating our accomplishments and cheering each other on!
Today I tackled a hill that I've never been able to get up in a single go. It's long and fairly steep, and I am in pretty poor condition right now because I've barely been getting any exercise of late. I avoid this hill like the plague, but it was the best way out of the park today, so I resigned myself to getting up it as far as I could on the bike and then walking the rest of the way.
Knowing that I wasn't going to make it, I relaxed and took it slow, not trying to push myself too hard. I first thought I wasn't going to make it around the first curve, but then I got into a good rhythm. I kept thinking "I'll just go to that next change in the pavement, To the bridge upright. To the beginning of the retaining wall. To the curve. To the end of the retaining wall. Over that little steep part."
And then, by gosh, I realized I was going to make it. I rode all the way to the top, and didn't even need to stop there. I am giddy with the thrill of conquering that hill!
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