What a run I had this morning, although there was no lack of gremlins despite being a long long way from home.
1 I could have sworn I packed running shorts, phone holder,etc in my suitcase before leaving UK at the weekend, but alas the Thai gremlins here must have stolen them.
2 Gremlins have affected the weather since our arrival inKoh Samui so it's been raining non stop since we got here on Monday. Lots of flooded roads everywhere. 🌧💦💧
3 Got up to run early this morning but Gremlins turned the temperature up to 30degrees and turned on the sun. ☀️☀️☀️
4 My earphone had been hidden, so had to borrow hubbies set of in ear plugs, so had one dangling and the other kept popping out...
But, as always, Gremlins were not getting the better of me:
1 borrowed a pair of my daughter's soft beach shorts (which I was really pleased I could get into). At least I had my trainers and socks with me, and as I had no ankle strap made sure I warmed up properly (warmed up... ha ha ha I was already pretty hot). I tried improvising a phone holder, but ended up tucking it into my sports bra.
2 stopped at the first flooded bit of our road, turned round and tried another route but ended up in puddles anyway, so decided to run through the flooded areas, and it was actually quite fun, even if the water was half way up my calves in places.
3 Mr R provided me with a bottle of ice cold water before I set off ( he really is quite a gem), and I just took it really gently.
4 Earphone was irritating, but I just kept popping it back in. At least it was better than using my noise cancelling headphones, which would have been uber sweaty. (I've now found my own tucked in my wash bag so can use it next time.)
And, despite all this, I managed to cover 7k, saw a herd of buffalo, two women fishing, beautiful frangipani and jasmine flowers, an ornate Buddhist temple, a sunlit lake and still had enough energy left to dive in the outdoor shower and then into our pool back at the villa.