The run itself was truly beautiful. So thankful for sunny skies and not rain! I ventured into areas of London that I have not yet been. St. Paul's Hammersmith is a towering beautiful church that is doing some great stuff in London.
|St Paul's Hammersmith|
|Here we go, across the Thames once again|
|Inspiring view whilst on the bridge.|
|The path along the Thames. We kept calm and carried on for 4 miles.|
From there the path along the Thames was great. Not overly crowded, no bikes and just a scenic, quiet view. I genuinely felt pretty good until about mile 8.5. Then it got hard. I wanted it to be over. I began to question the sanity of trying to do something like this. My feet were burning. My quads were turning to stone. You get the picture! Someone sent me this hilarious little emoji chart and I gotta say, crass as it is, mile 9 gets it right. I said to Vicky, "I guess after 9 miles it's natural for your body to want to stop!" But we kept on and eventually two more miles became one more mile, became a half mile, became it's OK to walk, you are done!
I was happy to see the entrance to Kew Gardens, our destination for the day!
|Entrance to Kew Gardens.|
It's always awesome to get done and join the others from the group.
|Second to last bridge before the turn off the river.|
|Done runners waiting for the train back home.|
|Key women of my posse. Love the companionship we've established. Will miss it.|
|Post Run Selfie. Exactly how I felt.|