Helloooooooooooooooooo world! I am awake, alive, and wound for sound. Why? Because I ran the Augustana hill twice, and then went and found another hill to run after that! Bix day, I am coming for you, and I will not be defeated! RAWR!!! (If you hit that link, DO go down to the bottom, where it shows the elevations part of my run. Best. Run. EVER!)
Also, on a fun note, I followed the unfriendly runner girl who never returns my "good morning" (in her defense, I can't see...maybe she's got earphones in and can't hear me...reminder to self, stop taking offense on purpose!) after the second lap of the Augie hill. I ended up crossing the college campus, which took me across the most wonderful bridge, suspended way up high across a wooded valley with water underneath. I've not been on the Augie campus enough in the past to discover that bridge. It was BEAUTIFUL and I intend to visit it regularly. I'm so grateful for having been healed of my phobia of heights...it would have been hard, running across, before that.
7 more runs before the Bix. I'm pondering what is best to do next. I wonder if Friday I might pick an all-flat zone and try to get the 5 or 6 fastest miles I've ever run in. I'd welcome your ideas (as long as you won't get your feelings hurt if I end up not following yours!)