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Blues Brothers, a hill and a wishing stone

Finally I made it to my hill again. Going up there had three purposes:

  • get a vantage point and find The Chimney in the distance (can you spot it on the featured image?)
  • increase strength (I don’t go to the gym and Lydiard says one needs strength and to do hills)
  • increase cadence (running downhill like a Kenyan just rocks if your feet are strong enough)

I also change the music to play “Blues Brothers” and it worked! On Garmin it shows my average cadence ridiculously low, because I had to walk the steep parts, but it also colors the dots representing the steps. Red is bad and it goes up to purple! I reached purple today for the very first time 🙂 most of it was orange with some green, so it is working.

As a bonus for today, I want to show you The Wishing Stone!

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It is on top of my hill and in the summer you can find kids (young and old) running around it to the top. It is supposed to make your wish come true. It is dated 1852 and of unknown origin.

16 thoughts on “Blues Brothers, a hill and a wishing stone”

  1. Ooooh there it is! I’m kidding, I don’t see it on my phone. I’ll check my computer when I get to work.

    Nice work. I need to understand cadence. I’ll be looking it up at work too. The day will be very productive 😂😂

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    1. Yeah… WordPress makes my head spin. Some bits work, some don’t. Cadence is how many steps per minutes you make. There is the whole idea that less impact = higher rate. Let me know if you find tricks to get it higher while working 😀

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  2. You do post the most amazing photos 🙂 and your views are beautiful 🙂
    Do you mind sharing which phone you’re using ? (assuming you take your photos with your phone when out running 😉 )
    Have a great first summer day
    Turtle Hugs

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    1. The good photos were taking with a Samsung Note 4. Today I took a cat s30. I don’t like the cat’s photos though. If you compare them with the ones from Saturday, it’s such a difference!

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  3. You live in such a beautiful place that looks so peaceful, free from hustle and bustle! I can’t find the chimney (I’m looking on my phone AND computer), can you give me a hint? Happy the Blues Brothers worked for you! 😀

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    1. The commenting doesn’t work with the reader as it is an external hosted site ;( sorry there seems to be no way around it. You can click through to the website on the reader though … I think?

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