My friend, Amy, is always telling me that my Nike maps look like different things: scorpion, Easter island statues etc...so today when I started out for the usual route for my hill training - I decided to mix it up a bit to see if I could spice up the map for her.
It was such a beautiful spring day. I think I could have stayed out there all afternoon (though running hills all afternoon might leave me paralyzed for life).
So, I ran around Southwood - up and down up and down up backtrack zig zag down.
The alleys were even thawed enough to run those hills (which are good practice for trail hills)
I actually had my first bystander ask why I would take a picture of an alley. I had to explain that bloggers are weird like that. Not sure if she knew what a blog was.
After the third uphill - I decided to take a shortcut to mix things up on the map for Amy.
Good thing I did...because then I got to see the Easter bunny. Can you see him?
Stepped in squishy mud.
So happy it was sunny and warm!
In the end - this took much longer than I had hoped and my distance is much farther than I usually do on an easy lunchtime run. But I got it done. Six hills - I'll admit it was harder to keep track of them with all of the zigging.
I also think it might be time to retire my Kinvaras that I keep at the office. I am having some shin-splinty pain right here
and, now for the big reveal...my hill drawing for the day is:
What do you think it looks like?
and the best part...I could totally slack for the rest of the day and easily hit my 10,000 steps on the fitbit. It's so easy when you throw a dedicated workout into the mix!