Apparently I’m a sucker for Bad Relationships because I’m pretty sure I love hills! I don’t think there are many of us out there, so if you are a fellow hill worshipper, please declare it loud and proud in so I won’t feel so alone!
I love joking about how much hills suck and I LOVE the name of “The Hill” at mile 8 of our 13er. It’s “The Bad Relationship” – because you don’t realize how bad it is until you’re over it! But I need to be honest here, because let’s face it, honesty is the key to a good relationship, isn’t it?
I consulted a highly esteemed website to help define what it means to be in a bad relationship – lovepanky.com. If you ever find yourself doing the following during your hill workout, it’s a clear sign that you need to work on your relationship or a breakup may be in your future.
Dominance and Power Plays.
“Oh Yah? You think you’re so big and intimidating. I’ll show you who’s boss.”
Loss of Respect.
“Now that we’ve become so close I can see all your flaws. You’re really annoying.”
Speaking Ill of Each Other.
“You’re uneven and your shoulders are too narrow. You suck, Hill.”
Avoiding Conflict and Avoiding Resolutions.
“Oh hey – there’s Sally! Sure I’d love a ride. See ya later, Hill!”
Taking Each Other for Granted.
“You never think about my needs. All you do is take take take until I’m so exhausted I have nothing left to give.”
“………” (Thoughts in my head, “I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.”)
So that’s what The Bad Relationship looks like. I have to come clean. I think I’m having a Love Affair.
I Love Hills. And I promise I’ll never leave you!