Week 2's hill repeats went great, which means the pain was moderate :O I chose a more gradual hill and concentrated on maintaining good form. I did seven 1-minute repeats with about 2 minutes of jogging in between. Whew! I did some extra stretching afterwards and savored a chocolate protein shake.
Toward the end of the workout, I crossed paths a couple times with an adorable older (probably around 80 years old) woman who was power walking in a cute-as-a-button lilac velour tracksuit. We said hi to each other and smiled. And I truly hope that when I reach her age, even if I'm not huffing and puffing and hauling myself up hills, I'll be out and about on walks!