You see I'm freak out when I'm faced with a hill. Walking, running, biking - doesn't matter they scare me!! And when I see one, I just shut down. I told this before, but one day, while riding my bike in Colorado (I swear it's a place that has hills that go up both ways ~ they are monsterous!!) Anyway, we're riding our bikes on this monster hill and Hubby is having a grand ole time on his bike, he's peddling right beside me, doing tricks on his bike, laughing and having a great time (On his $1200 bike) and here's me......huffing and puffing along on my $59 bike from K-Mart....wondering why in the h$&@ (yes cuss words were appropriate for such a time as this) I could not keep up with him. It was a cold and blustery day and 1/2 way up the monster hill, it starts to snow. It was at that moment that I fell off of my bike (OK I really just laid it down) and I'm lying on the road, in the middle of the highway, not moving!! I'm not hurt....just frustrated! Then my brilliant Hubby asks...."Are you going to get up?" And I tell him "Nope...call me a cab!" I was not moving. So after a little time of me crying and fussing around, I decided to get back on my bike and we headed home. So yeah, hills....are no good for me!
So back to yesterday....we are driving along and I have to admit, there are some decent inclines on the course and I'm like...."I can so do this!" We keep going....and finally we approach it....the mother of monsterous hills is staring me in the face. GULP! The whole time we are driving I'm saying to Hubby..."This is a big one. Oh my goodness." Kind of like a mantra, I kept repeating it over and over. In the back of my mind, I'm thinking. I can't do this!!!
After we reached the top, my Hubby says, "I was thinking about joining you on this race, but after seeing that hill, I don't think I can do it." When he said that something in my head clicked and I began to think that I CAN DO IT!! (Am I a little competitive or what?)
All of a sudden I was thinking and strategizing on how I can make this happen. This is a huge challenge for me and I WANT TO DO IT!!
- Need to buy new shoes
- I've got my training schedule figured out!
- Need to get started!
Today, I'm joining Ewa at Trail to Fitness, She's running a 20k in memory for the people who died in the Japan earthquake on March 11th. I will be running / walking a 5k.
Have a successful day!!