This week’s long run was only 7k (easing into it), but fun and scenic nonetheless. My legs were sore when I set out and it would have been so easy to skip this run, but I told myself that I’d at least give it a try, and if it didn’t work out, I’d just cut my run short. This is a pretty useful trick to get yourself out the door, as once you’ve started running your inclination is not to stop.
I mixed up the route this time, going further north up Tel Aviv’s promenade instead of turning into the park. I still prefer the park because of its wildlife and relatively deserted footpaths, but it was nice to try something new for a change.
The weather was crazy, starting out grey and windy, then the sun came out and blazed on us (still windy though), only for it to start pouring rain outside the moment I finished my run.
Tel Aviv is gorgeous at this time of year, and there’s nothing better than exploring it with your feet.
This week’s long run was my first after another bout of sickness. Ran just 6k and had a bit of a tough time with it, since I’m still coughing and I had to stop a few times to catch my breath.
That did allow me to take a few photos of a pied kingfisher fishing, and some little egrets chasing each other on the shore:
As usual, the only run that you’ll regret is the one that you didn’t take.
It’s Israel’s 70th Independence Day next week and there was an exhibition celebrating this in Ben Gurion Boulevard.
The weather was perfect though it did heat up a bit later on. Sunscreen season is upon us.
You know you’re doing well as a fisherman when both a cat and an egret are waiting for you to fail.
Ain’t she pretty? I love Tel Aviv so much, especially on days like these.
All this made for a fast and fun 7k.
I usually run in the evening at this time of year, but I love morning runs more, and the Tel Aviv promenade is so packed during the evening on Passover week that this is the only sane time to run.