I've been trying to vary my evening run and have included some hills in my route. One hill is about 1/4 mile and is VERY steep. While I was jogging yesterday, I jogged up the hill, right past a group of ladies who were barely able to walk up. As I passed by, they congratulated me! Of course, it put a bit of an extra spring in my step and I HAULED up that hill.
Could I have done that a month ago? Nope.