Running the hills, even the small ones around our new house, is a different animal than the flat running I did back in Texas.
I'm excited that I am back up to 8 mile runs after about 6 weeks of return to training, but that's still 5 miles short of a half marathon. I'm going to try to kick my distance up another mile next week for my long run, but more importantly, I need to find a way to get a fourth run in during the week. I don't know why I'm struggling with that, but I have a hunch it's because I'm no longer running in the morning before work. The change in run time affects my motivation, as I'm less interested in getting out there after a long day at work.
Still, the views are nicer here than in my old neighborhood (I can see the Cascades and the Olympics from various points in my run), so that helps out a lot.
Vancouver is coming up soon! I'll try to get some pictures to share.