... for anyone reading this who is new to the sport of running.
If the town you are running in has names for its hills then they are probably pretty big ones! And, if those hills also happen to have cell phone, radio or television towers on top of them, then you're in for one heck of a grueling run.
I know this because on Saturday morning I joined up with the "Breakfast Club" (a weekly training group made up of members of my running club - The Gate City Striders - www.gatecity.org). We decided to meet in Mason, NH. Run a few miles together and have a nice breakfast at Parkers Maple Barn - www.parkersmaplebarn.com.
Let's just say that after 12 hilly Mason miles, I more than earned those 2 scrambled eggs, 3 strips of bacon, 2 pieces of thick texas toast, pile of home fries and Blueberry pancakes with Homemade maple syrup. Yum.