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Hill Workout

Monday, November 12, 2012

I have been busy doing yard projects and my exercise routines were put on hold because the work I had to do was physically hard. However, today the weather was cold, only in the 20's, and snow flurries all day. It was a good day to take some time off.

I wanted to go for a run, but every time I'd open the door I'd decide not to go. It is a good day just to relax, I'd tell myself. I was trying to talk myself into going to the gym, but I really did not want to go anywhere. It is a 20 minute drive.

I had a good workout with Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred in the morning, but I really wanted to go for a run. Or maybe it was I needed to go for a run, I needed a mental lift. Not going anywhere in the car won and since it is hunting season, I really did not want to go on the road. I'd be running between fields and woods. Not really where I'd want to be.

So, since we spent a few days clearing the hillside so we can go sledding this winter (if it snows this year); I decided to do a hill workout. I'd be on my property close to the house and the hunters ought not be shooting in that direction.

So, down I went...

and up I went...

I must have done it about 40 times, I lost count at 20 and my garmin turned over 1 mile. My garmin distance was 2.08 miles. Hills are the worst for me; I am so lazy when it comes to running up a hill. I found myself only walking up only once and it was near the end. I reminded myself I was doing a hill workout and walking up was not allowed. (Yes, I talk to myself a lot.)

I cannot wait for hunting season to be over and the bears in hibernation so I can just go running down the road. I heard there are wolves in close by, but I never hear them howl so I hope that won't be on my list of why I don't want to run. I still remember when I was running at dusk and thought I heard a car but when I turned around I saw a bear crossing the road.

My son-in-law wants to start running and I hope he won't mind me slowing him down so we can run together. There are so many trails I want to go on but I really do not want to go solo.

Well, enough babbling for now, I hope you all have a good evening and week.
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    Those "critters" need to be watched out for this time of year, and the hunters can be dangerous as well, so wear lots of blaze orange if you're outside in the country!
    1990 days ago
    Great job at getting in the run. Your property looks beautiful and perfect for that "lift" you need. I'm glad you got out and got it done. emoticon
    1990 days ago
    great job! we have hills wherever we run, we wind up looking for the flat(ter) areas. had our first snow yesterday and are also waiting for the bear to hibernate (so we can hang the birdfeeders again!).

    great job on getting out there!
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