The pain - Thought I’d cracked it, compeed bunion plasters, anti blister socks and gel toe protectors for my 10k race last week, but none of it worked and resulted in a very large blister. So after gait analysis, new extra wide shoes I confidently set off for my 8k today in sunny but very windy conditions. Such hard work battling the wind though and after 4k, had to stop, pull the toe protector off because my foot was burning and saw the blister was back. Started running again and it felt a little better then I got a whiff of a gorgeous smell and I forgot the pain instantly. Pies! What images in my head, I can taste the buttery, flaky pastry now mmmmm! not had a pie for years, but instantly craved one.
Anyways, still had 4k to go, so ran on and over what I now call the Bluebirdrunner Bridge and spotted a little painted rock, it was still there when I returned, so any excuse for another little pause to take a photo. At 8km Clocks by Coldplay came on my playlist (and very apt because I’d been watching mine for yonks willing it to 8k soon please, I almost begged) I finished my run outside our little community centre and on top of the piano saw there were more painted rocks. No idea the story behind them but the piano is for anyone to use, donated by the local community board and painted by a local artist, possibly the rocks too? Discomfort forgotten I just ran 8k and finished with a smile. Have a great Wednesday everyone 😊 x