Started early today, and once again was rewarded by pretty magnificent sights.
The geese were out in force, entirely fearless, grazing wherever they pleased.
Isn’t that view magnificent?
A man fed a group of stray cats and night herons before sitting down to fish. The cats had the good sense to keep a wary distance from these well-armed birds.
A night heron between the rushes.
A total of 10k run today, 5k run yesterday and 25k run this week. Not bad at all.
Taken on a humid and crowded 6k run on the Tel Aviv promenade. No better view to be had.
Woke up at 5AM to go out for a 10k run, leaving at 5:30, while it was still cool and dark.
The sun starting to rise, 3k into the run, lighting up the water in pink and gold. My legs were tired from yesterday’s 5k, but the view made this run worth while.
That is just breathtaking.
The park was very peaceful in the morning, and a friendly walker admired the sunrise with me, cheering me on.
Sunrise peering over the trees — my phone camera is doing it no justice.
I love that the little heron is waiting for the fishermen to fail.
Little herons fishing for themselves for a change.
That’s 10K done, most of it before sunrise. I ran 25k this week, the most ever — super proud of myself, and totally worth the early Saturday wake up.
Started out extra early (before 6AM), since it was going to be a super hot day.
The sun had just come up, the promenade was practically deserted (early morning on a Saturday will do that for you), and the air was relatively cool, though still humid.
I wasn’t the only one enjoying the early morning breeze — these little guys were taking cover from the sun by the time I ran back.
The sun made everything seem gloriously golden… A breathtaking sight.
You can just make out the Night Heron looking out at the ducks. He was still there when I ran back.
Ducks having fun in the sun, around the 3K mark.
Making my way back, around the 7K mark. The park had come to life, and the sun was starting to blaze away.
Night Heron still there, standing like a watchman, keeping an eye on the river.
Last view of the river and the birds, before the final stretch home.
10K run, and well worth setting the alarm for.
View from last night's fast 4K run.
Yesterday I crossed the 2000 km milestone since I started running (~360km done so far this year). Running was literally a pain in high school, a horror in the army and something I never, never would have thought that I’d enjoy. Almost 6 years ago, on a cold November evening I laced up a proper pair of running shoes that actually fit my needs (I have flat feet), and went on my first run/walk. I haven’t looked back since.
Started out early in the morning, but not early enough — the heat was already pretty intense in the parts of the trail that weren’t in the shade.
The sea was pretty stormy, and surfers and kayaks were out in force. It looks much windier than it was, though.
Families of ducks were also out, grazing in the heat. I met them later on, swimming together.
Little egret fishing on the Yarkon riverbed.
Boats on the river, lazing in the sun.
Three fishermen — man, little egret, night heron.
Little egrets fighting over fish in low tide.
10k done — hot and humid summer run. As usual, I didn’t feel like waking up early and going for a run, let alone a 10k, but I’m glad that I did.