Relationship with ‘hills’: Complicated.

Here’s my theory on my quick recovery from the ankle injury last year. Right about the time I was starting to feel better we moved to Los Angeles where I was faced with hills on hills on hills from day one. You might not picture LA a hilly city and you are right because most of it is flat as a pancake but our neighborhood was a rolling hill heaven. I was part excited for this new challenge, part nervous. But life went on and I kept lacing up everyday and gained strength to climb those “evil” inclines. I realized pretty fast that my body can adjust to about anything. Not exactly sure how but my ankle was 100% within days. I could swear that the hills healed me since I wasn’t pounding on my legs that intensely as I was in flat Budapest. And I guess you could also call this post: ‘Love letter to the rolling hills of Silver Lake’ 😉 .

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Healed by hills and dirt.

What’s my point here? Don’t fear the hills. Period. (I still do btw #confessionsofarunner). They helped me become a healthy, stronger and faster (!) runner so now that I’m back in Budapest where my daily runs show 70 feet / 20 m elevation versus average of 600 feet / 200 m I’m having flashbacks to my injury and I fear that injury myself again. Nothing was hurting for the past eight months (except my quads for burning fat AF). Yeah sure I could stop complaining and just climb the Buda hills five times a day but trust me it’s more easier when those hills are literally at your doorstep 😀 That’s how you throw your excuses out the window and just go for it.

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Micheltorena street stairs, one of the hidden stairs of Silver Lake aka quickest way to my apartment.

So here’s the deal. I need some motivation and ass kicking here. Who’s up for the challenge and meet me once a week for some trail or hill running?! You can totally join me via social media as well. I guarantee you that those workouts will:

1, make you wanna cry.

2, help you become a freaking warrior.

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Running up on that hill like “fake it til you make it”.

And remember, it will never get easier you just become stronger. So I can keep preaching about this or we can lace up and become a hero squad together. Feel free to hit me up on the ‘gram @beansandmiles. See you out there 🙂 .


*Wearing @nikerunning all day everyday (at least I wish).

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