After my marathon on Sunday, I enjoyed an afternoon sleep and then started packing for my holiday!!! On Monday morning, Ian and I did some last minute shopping and we were on our way to Sun City.
I did my 8km recovery run around the Lost City Golf Course on Tuesday morning and a 12km session today. Both runs were barefoot. There is paving for the carts around the course which makes for good running – it isn’t my favourite surface to run on because it can get real hot and abrasive but that hasn’t been the case here. Also, because it is around such a smart golf course, it is swept clear of debris pretty regularly so I could take in the scenery without having to be overly attentive to where I was placing my feet. I am so happy running barefoot. I love the feedback I get from my feet as I place them on the ground. It was particularly noticeable today when I was going down the little hills – I really had to pay attention to lifting my feet so as not to put them down too hard which is so easy to do when running downhill. I am still playing around to get a good way to run downhill without causing pain.
I don’t know much about golf, but I imagine that this is one great place to play.
It has been cloudy to overcast since we’ve been here and even cold sometimes but that hasn’t deterred from having a relaxing time. We’ve been to the heated pools, the casino, the games arcade and this afternoon we are going to the cinema to see Tangled. I will still get in another run tomorrow to make my 30km for midweek.