It was easier than I thought getting up at 5am for hill repeats this morning. It wasn't until I got outside and realized that it was -2 degrees that it got a little harder :)
Karen & Alana were already coming down their first repeat when I was 1/2 way up my first climb. I couldn't believe how chilly it was! BUT it was also a beautiful morning and we got to see the sunrise while suffering on this infamous trail the PACE crew has named HELL HILL.
Regardless, I was content with the effort of driving across town at 5:30am to build in some elevation and I was happy to be out with my friends. On my last repeat the sun was coming up and it was actually really, really beautiful. Reminded me of just how good life is and that it is worth getting up early for moments like these.