It’s my mantra while I’m running. A hill in mile 2 will tell you that you are way too tired to finish 5. A hill at mile 10 (or 25) will tell you there is no way you can finish 26.2. A particularly ornery hill may tell you that you can’t even make it to the top – that even though you can see that street sign at the crest, you’ll never make it.
But hills lie. Hills will tell you that you are depleting your energy, your muscles, your endurance, and you won’t have enough to finish. Hills will tell you that you aren’t as good as you thought you were.
Hills will tell you that you hate running, but hills lie.
If you push through it, hills will tell you “fine, just get to the top and then you can walk for a minute. You’ll need…
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