I climbed a hill today on my bike. This was a pretty big step for me since it’s been months since I’ve ascended a proper hill. Sure, I’ve been up and down some bumps but they were trifles I could power up in the big ring if I really wanted. Today’s parcourse had me climbing for some minutes, sometimes in my lowest gear.
Hills are good. They make you stronger. They make me stronger at least.
I was a little scared since I resemble the Pillsbury dough boy. However, my pride was the only casualty and that’s something that should take a backseat to proper training anyway. I managed to get to the top with both lungs in tact. It took me a bit longer than at this time last year but so what. I don’t need to be in shape for a while yet.
Am I going to be ready? Hell yes.