Last week in Spain there was no alternative to taking on early morning hills. We were staying in a valley and to get anywhere it was uphill or…well it was uphill!
The first run was a shock as the gradient was challenging to say the least. The next two runs were a mix of fear of the gradients and fun because what goes up has to come down – to lots of cool water and a big breakfast.
The last run – well I was just glad it was the last.
The thing is that just in those few days I have strengthened my legs, improved my aerobic capacity and definitely increased my endurance.
And that was all good because this week I had a tremendous time walking up Scotland’s most easterly Munro without any problem at all. I could enjoy the space, the views and the camaraderie of the other walkers without huffing and puffing and no stiff and sore legs. A great day out.