My mind was clear, my legs felt OK (not great, but OK will do for now) & the other thing was I didn't need to stop at the drinking fountains. Lately I've been hanging out for every single one - the first one isn't even 1km in, the second at 4kms, the 3rd at 5kms (on this distance); I stop on the way back at them too. When I first started running I used to run 21.1kms without any drink stops. I have no explanation for that as I'm still eating & drinking the same amount as I have been for the past couple of years. Well, maybe a little more chocolate & a little more wine on occasion LOL.
I spent a lot of my run thinking more about the bucket list & a few other drama's that are going on around me, but I also focused on how the wind felt on my face; the smell of the ocean; the beauty of the waves rolling into the beach; the 14 kite surfers at the beach. I even got wet feet twice crossing the little ford - normally I'd have turned around & run back the way I came, but I really wanted to keep going in the direction I had chosen - it didn't look that deep, but was deep enough to soak my sneakers. They were dry by the time I returned, but this time I just ran & splashed through with a smile on my face much to the amusement of the cyclist coming the other way. I was a wilderness explorer!!!! Something has shifted. I hope this brings more good things & better & happier running!!!!
I'm standing on the footpath, but this is where the ford floods & my feet got wet!