I think Bowral parkrun could become an obsession of mine! I look forward to it from one Saturday to the next and, keeping in mind how the last 500m is a slow uphill struggle for me anyhow, I decided this morning to do something about it. Diamond Fields Road has some very nice steep hills and long inclines and my decision was that I would run each hill twice on the way out and again on the return!
And I did! As I approached a hill, I took a deep breath into my big beautiful lungs (as I've recently had them called!) and charged to the top! Jog/walk down, another big breath into the same big beautiful lungs and another recharge up! I did this three times on the way out and three times on the return.
Marvelous what you can do when your mind is made up to do something! Usually I moan and groan, head down, shoulders slumped as I jog and walk these very same hills, but not today : head up, knees high, arms pumping .......parkrun is only six days away and I'm going to kill that 500m hill towards the finish! I will NOT let it beat me next Saturday! See what I mean by "obsessive" about this parkrun thing?
Today: 9.5km (didn't worry about time or pace, just distance and hills)