This day didn’t have the best start or middle, but the end came good: and we got through!
The Bear served a late breakfast: 9am. Bags collected by Alec’s friends involved a chat. Started moving into the walk about 10.30 and Al had a phone call. Eventually we were walking just before 11 with about 20 miles to do at 3 miles ph, max!
So finally we were on our way. I was forced to wear my new boots as my old ones were still wet: not great with so many miles to do, but needs must. We got about a mile into the walk when Alec realised he’d dropped his phone. On a riverbank walk this was like searching for a needle in a haystack. So he went back to search, and I walked on at a steady and comfortable pace. Whilst walking I was constantly ringing Al’s phone and eventually someone picked up. As they were walking in the same direction as us, this was really good news. So I stopped for a cuppa and Al appeared having given up his search, and pleased with my news 🙂
Alec decided to go back to meet the lady with the phone and I walked on in the beautiful sun. I then came across the field in the photo-wow! So stunning!!
This really was a beautiful walk in lovely weather. Once again the green and pleasant lands.
Al finally caught up but we had lost a lot of time so it was necessary to come off the river and do the last few miles on the road. My feet were burning like crazy and Al was meeting a friend that evening so I was eating alone again and knew I couldn’t go out again as my feet were too sore, so stopped at a corner store to pick up chocolate, salad, chocolate and a bottle of wine.
This was a challenge beyond. Once again I called on the Lightning Process. Firstly to remain calm with the lost phone and walking alone by the river, then for the pain in my feet, and for dealing with eating alone again. All of these were managed brilliantly with the help of the process. I stayed calm, positive and focused. I managed the eating situation fantastically as Wimbledon had started and therefore enjoyed fine dining including my wine whilst watching the Hewitt game and loved every second.
The day came good; the B&B owner was a tennis fan so we had a good chat, I watched the tennis on the day Nadal was knocked out in the first round, and my feet had a much deserved rest. All with total calm. I am a powerful genius 🙂
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