The hills are alive with the sound of music…

That would be 7 hilly miles and music was definitely needed to complete today’s run!  Not sugary sweet Maria von Trapp, but heart thumping, get your legs pumping, rockin’ tunes were the only thing that got me through this challenge.

photo-162Welcome to Fairmount Park, home of the killer hills!

photo-163Don’t let this babbling brook lure you into expecting a tranquil, easy run.  You know what is lurking right behind the bend — HILLS!

Today officially marks exactly ONE month to the Broad Street Run.  Yes, by this time 28 days from today, I will have accomplished my goal to run 10 miles through the City of Brotherly Love.  And after today’s messy, ugly, and painful run I have decided to get serious with my training.  Yup, even on this a National holiday…

photo-166What you don’t celebrate this one?  Hurry…run… you still have time!

I’ve decided to say goodbye to adult beverages.  A moratorium of sorts in the name of training.  That means bye bye to beer, wine, and cosmos.  Yikes! Don’t worry, my friends, we will meet again at the finish line.  This decision didn’t come without a lot of careful deliberation.  Even though I finished at the top of my 20 to 29 50-59 age group in Friday night’s 5k, I can’t continue to train and party like it’s 1979.  So after running the hills or should I say the hills running me, a decision was made on the spot.   Plans for brunch were scraped.  I mean you can’t have brunch without a mimosa, right?  Fortunately, Plan B was an awesome back up.  Breakfast at my favorite little cafe in the park which consisted of quiche, fresh fruit, and a cup or two of La Colombe coffee.  Yummo!  While dining alfresco, we were treated to live music — great acoustic tunes by Dave Cohen — bonus!

photo-165So much better than Maria von Trapp!

So the serious training is on.  If you happen to see me out and about in Philly, I’ll be hydrating with H2O and counting down to the Broad Street Run finish line.  Cheers!

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2 Responses to The hills are alive with the sound of music…

  1. mary lou budwell says:

    Kim – you are really too much. First of all, you’re like Forrest Gump — you’re everywhere!! I expect to see the President giving a speech with you in the background. I feel like such a schlepp. However, I do walk with some regularity. Does that count??? Keep up the good work and I want to be around when the moratorium on adult beverages gets lifted.

    • Kim says:

      Of course, walking counts…especially, if walking on the beach! Moratorium will be lifted on May 5 at about 11:00 a.m. See you at the finish line!

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