Today’s hike was hard on me. We left later than we usually do, I forgot my hat and wore a scarf instead, and my glasses kept moving around.
To top it off, I had oatmeal for breakfast- usually I have fruit before a hike. The oatmeal was sitting in my stomach 🤪
Here is a pic of my disguise 🥸
Two problems here.
The scarf was way too hot for today and I totally overheated. And the scarf wasn’t holding my glasses in place and I kept Switcher between close and far vision. Bifocals - that is all I am saying to that...
In short- I bunked.
Changing glasses, taking off the scarf, and a nice breeze helped.
But the last hills were a bit of a challenge.
My coping when climbing and things getting difficult is too count steps. Helps to keep the mind from wanting to stop the misery.
Interestingly - well, interesting to me- when the going gets really tough, I find myself counting in German 😄
I am fine after a shower, some food, and lots of herbal tea from the garden.