Friday, October 26, 2012

25/30: Jogging Hills!

So I realized my count is off.  Not sure when it happened, but I checked and I started on the first, so with today being the 26th it would be my 26th day of jogging.  So since I'm blogging about yesterdays jog, it would be the 25th day out of my 30.  That's what happens when I am crazy busy and have no time to update at the end of the day. And when I have no internet.

Yesterday I ran around the city running errands but still didn't get everything I wanted to done.  Managed to go to the banks though.  Since Ada came with me she got tons of exercise.  Lots of places don't want her, but at Sports Basement she was able to get all her loving adoration from her fans.

I was so tired from all the walking that I didn't even want to go and run, but I told myself that I would be fine and that I could keep the distance short but that I still needed to push myself.  This meant hills!!

I ran around my own block 8 times.  This means the hill on one side of the block? Yeah, up it 8 times.  *grins* I also got to fly down it 8 times on the opposite side of the block, which was very fun.  I was counting every side of the block as a foe that I was defeating.  That's 8 times around, times 4 sides of the block, which is 32 blocks.  The last block just had to be the hill side.  Didn't matter how I did it, since I live at the top of the hill I have to climb it to get home!

Why can't we live at the bottom of a hill? Or maybe where there are no hills? I miss New Orleans.  No hills there. There are tons of hills in San Francisco.  Tons! I guess it's kinda a thing around here.  They suck so bad for running though.  Why the hills? Why? Can't they just maybe be flat? Okay! This is how I feel about hills.  Sorry.

There is a running group that meets at the Nike Store every Wednesday.  They go 2-6 miles.  I would have never guessed that I would have been able to run 6 miles, but at this point it wouldn't surprise me! Now the other problem is that they run hills...  I now know that I don't like hills, but I can do them.  I might reward myself for finishing my 30 day of jogging by going on the group run on day 31! It is Halloween though, so maybe I'll actually be a lazy pants and trick or treat.


  1. susanna just told me about you blog. its so awesome that you started running! :)))

    my favourite running channel on YT. he gives great advice. <3

  2. Thanks Marie. I'll be sure to check it out.