How did I get so far behind in posting? I joined the leggers for a 10 miler along the ocean to Temescal canyon, up to Sunset, and through a series of hills until we got back home. This route never gets easier, but if you try, it does get manageable.
Two words I use to mentally move and get over the hilly hurdles: "Love" and "Relax". Calm your mind with positivity, and your legs will follow! Of course, I have also used "Kill this hill" in the past, so whatever works.
Today was also a reminder that we are pretty much in summer! It was sunny already at 7:30am. Hoping for cool breezes in San Diego for the marathon in a few weeks.