It’s not a hill, it’s a shortcut.
That is what I told myself in order to get over my anxiety about hills. Because really that’s what a hill is: a shortcut to making you a better runner. If you can get good at running hills -or at least not be afraid of them- you’ll be physically, and perhaps more importantly, mentally stronger.
Now I look forward to hills. Bring ’em on, the steeper the better.