Exhausted today. Ran 11.25km yesterday – my first 10km+ run since last August. Slept yesterday afternoon and turned in early last night too, but today, the body is still recovering. In fact, I’m more tired today than yesterday. There’s a time delay before the exhaustion hits you.
But I’m glad I ran; it feels good to be on the move again. The adrenaline and endorphins are welcome, and I’d been piling on a few kilos lately that I’m keen to lose.
It was a long run, but a good one. There was a stretch that I might not repeat though – running along a stream in darkness, illuminating my way with my iPhone torchlight app – that’s probably not too wise.
During my final km, the sun started to rise in the East. Splotches of ruby-red stretched across the sky, chasing away the grey clouds and the darkness.
I stopped to snap some photos, and ran home happy – glad that I’d gotten out of bed early, glad that I’d witnessed such beauty, and glad that I was alive.