Most of us would rather avoid hills. Running up hill even sounds difficult. Making it to the top feels impossible. And being sore tomorrow is certainly guaranteed. But I am here to tell you, life happens on the hills. I know this because running my favorite mountain trail, changed my life. Running my favorite mountain trail gave me an opportunity to prove to myself that I am stronger than I ever imagined. And my favorite mountain trail showed me I am capable of far more than I sometimes believe. About myself. The photo above is my Princess and I. Forming a heart with each of our hands. At the top of “cardiac hill”. And it was named “cardiac hill” for good reason.
Don’t you see? If you don’t allow the hills to challenge you. You will never know the overwhelmingly awesome feeling of reaching the top. Breathing in a series of victorious moments. And then running back down. Trust me when I say this. Hills are there to teach us something. About ourselves. To make us stronger. To make us better runners. So fall in love with running the hills. Or love to hate running the hills. You decide. But either way. Run them. It will be worth it. I promise.
One of my April goals involves hill training. So far I have been avoiding them. And I have good reason. I mean increasing my mileage and running hills in the same month was setting myself up to fail. Or so I would like to think. But wait. I know better. And one of my favorite people here on WordPress, Tom, inspired me. And reminded me. I need a taste of the victory that comes with running hills. But that involves running my favorite mountain trail this week. For the first time since my injury. Am I a little apprehensive? Yes. Am I going to do it anyways? Absolutely. Because I want to be stronger more, than I want to stay the same.
Now its time for me to study. I am facing a busy week, but stay tuned for connecting hearts around the world, a couple of reviews, a giveaway and hopefully a bit about running hills.
Is Monday being nice to you?
Do you know how to link my Pinterest account to WordPress? I’ve seen buttons on other sites, but I haven’t figured out how to add them. A little help please? Anyone?
What did you do today to be active?
Until next time, always be true to your heart and think like a boss!