If you've ever run with me, it's likely you just choked when you read the title of this post. I despise running uphills. Often I cheat and walk up part of the hill. But one thing I do love is running downhill. Unfortunately you can't have the reward of downhill without work of the uphill. I would get all cheesy here and make it a metaphor for life...but I'll let you make those connections.
We ran 8 miles today! EIGHT miles! And even more importantly, I enjoyed it! This is our second week in a row that we went 8 miles. Today's run felt better than last week's...I guess that means this training stuff actually works! I'm so relieved to know I'm not getting up before 6 am on Saturday mornings for no reason!
My favorite exchange from today's run. We are at the bottom of a big (in my opinion anyhow) hill getting ready to go up. Joe says, "This is our last hill today. Right, Gail?" Gail, in a totally unconvinced voice, says, "Uh, sure." The moral of the story - Joe will say anything to get you to the top of the hill.