This week’s long run: dark and flighty

Set out while it was still dark outside:

Was rewarded by an awesome sunrise:

And some Egyptian geese:

As well as a pied kingfisher on the hunt:

A white-throated kingfisher was perching on a wire above the boat dock (you can barely see him, I know, but they’re flighty, so I couldn’t get nearer):

I was super surprised to see a ring-necked dove, as they’ve been overrun by common pigeons:

On the way back I saw a gathering of kayaks in the sea, which was a first for me:

A little over 10K on a very interesting run:

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This week’s long run: dark and flighty

This week’s long run: Miami sunrises and sitting geese

This is probably going to be my last 10K long run before my next race. I set out just as the sun was rising, and since not many people were around, the birds weren’t as flighty as usual (pun intended). So I got pretty close to this night heron, and even closer to several Egytian geese, including the handsome fellow I photographed below. These birds are pretty big, and I didn’t want to get on their wrong side, so I just admired them as I ran by.

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This was today’s sunrise. It was pretty stunning, but I should have taken better notice of those clouds. It rained for the last 10 minutes of my run, which was refreshing at first, but as the sidewalks got slippery, pretty dangerous later on.

This week’s long run: Miami sunrises and sitting geese

This weekend’s runs

Ran a 4K yesterday and a 7k today. Getting back on track after a November of travelling, and feeling pretty good about it.

Last night there was a photo shoot at the deserted beach. It wasn’t particularly cold, but it was windy. Must have made it an interesting time for the photographers, with all that sand blowing about.

Went on an early run this morning, but because of the cloud cover I couldn’t get any good shots of the sunrise.

This weekend’s runs

This Week’s Long Run

Woke up at 5AM to go out for a 10k run, leaving at 5:30, while it was still cool and dark.

First light over a bridge and river, with rushes and a grass bank in the foreground

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.

Sun rising in the distance, over a river and Daniel Rowing Center
That is just breathtaking.

The park was very peaceful in the morning, and a friendly walker admired the sunrise with me, cheering me on.

Sun rising behind palm trees and a running paths. Walkers and runners on a path in the park, with sunrise over palms in the backgroundSun peering among the trees, with a river and walking path in the foreground
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.

White herons fishing in the sea
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. 

This Week’s Long Run

This Week’s Long Run

Started out extra early (before 6AM), since it was going to be a super hot day.

Sunrise over Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv

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.

Waterfowl on the Yarkon River Bank
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.

Sun rising over the Yarkon River, Colouring it in gold
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. 

This Week’s Long Run