Ups and downs and round the houses

Round the housesWe live half way up a hill which means that in general we either have to start or finish a run from our house by going up hill.  Furthermore, because our area is in general, quite hilly, a run usually has a variety of ups and downs.  If I want something quite easy I have to keep close to home and go through a few housing estates, literally round the houses which is what I did this morning.  It was a beautiful morning and while the sun was out it was still quite cool and I got a great view of the Leeds skyline.

Leeds skyline

This evening with the running club, we did the other thing that enables you to do “flat” round here; the canal towpath network.  Problem is (and I can’t complain because it was my idea) we did sprints which, in this heat, was rather extreme.  The other catch is that the jog back to the clubhouse takes us up a road that we have come to know as B@$*@*d hill, you get the picture!

Never mind, the two runs today take me to 49 miles in the first 7 days of June and I’m happy with that.

“Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.” Luke 3:5 NIVUK

Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, Retired IT Solutions Architect, Distance Runner with Rothwell Harriers. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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