To fit in a 14km run before work means that I have to be up and out the door by 5.30am – no mean feat. So there I was all bleary eyed and non-bushy tailed at 5am making my morning heart starter aka coffee.
And believe it or not, I was out the door at 5.30am, feeling a little more alert than I did 30 minutes previously thanks to the rejuvenating powers of caffeine! What I hadn’t noticed was how dark it’s getting early in the mornings – its been happening ever so gradually. So there I was running in the dark, with only the street lights to guide me for the first few kilometres before I headed onto the cycle path. Even then it wasn’t that light so had to be very careful of my footing – the potential for a CJ was very high.
Running through the underpass was an eerie experience – it’s the first time I’ve ever felt really claustrophobic. It’s a long and narrow underpass and this morning it was pitch black so I had no idea what I was running over or through and had to take my chances. It was also warm in there and it felt like the sides were closing in on me – a very uncomfortable experience and I was glad to come out the other side.
Otherwise it was an uneventful run. I felt the benefits from taking a break from running yesterday and going for a swim instead. Tomorrow morning it’s a 13km run before work so another early start.
“One day you will wake up & there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”― Paulo Coelho