Went for my long run alongside the Royal Military canal at Pett Level today. Right at the start a heron flapped up in front of me and then a bird of prey (a kestrel I think) started flying from one telegraph pole to the next just ahead of me. Got my phone out to take a picture of the kestrel and it took off, just managed to get him and the heron in the same shot - you have to zoom right in to make them out! That was a special start to the run.
The levels got a bit samey after a bit - lots of sheep and miles of flat grassland. It was a nice change when I turned off onto Sea Road, the road into Winchelsea Beach, and a little lane called Jenny Lane, for a bit of cute house-spotting. Then I got a bit lost trying to find the path to Camber Castle, which I never found. And the ball of my foot got sore around 10k in and hurt for the rest of the run. The last stretch along the seafront was a bit of a chore - the path was very narrow with stones either side, so I had to keep looking down at my feet, which isn't a good posture, it makes my neck ache.
Anyway, made it to 15k, my furthest run yet, so I'm pleased about that. But silly me, I wish I hadn't decided to wear an old pair of running shoes just to save my new ones getting muddy! Bad decision! I have a painful blister now on the ball of my left foot. Forgot to buy the blister plasters @mountaindreamer recommended when I went into town this afternoon - will buy them tomorrow. Feel a bit disappointed that I have a mini-injury, but I'm sure it won't take long to heal, and I will definitely wear my new shoes next time! Lesson learned! 😳