May 9th 2018

Today I went for an early morning 5k run around a zoo. I woke up and it was gloriously sunny outside, and there’s a zoo literally opposite my hotel. So, you know… 2 plus 2 makes 5k.

As I always do, I optimistically packed my running shoes for this trip. But today, as I never do, I actually used them. It was fantastic, and beautiful, and reinvigorating. You have to pay to get into the zoo, but there’s a bridge that runs straight over the middle of it from where you can basically see the entire zoo. Unfortunately, I was there too early and none of the animals were awake yet. Maybe they’ll be out tomorrow.

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It’s only like the third or forth 5k run I’ve done this year, but if I woke up every day to that view with this weather, then I’d run all the time — that’s for sure.

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Because my sense of direction is crap and I didn’t want to stray too far from the hotel, I ended up just doing laps of the zoo. But I was okay with that. It’s just a shame I didn’t see any animals.

It actually made running enjoyable again. I had headphones in, sunglasses on, a good view, and warm weather. It really makes me want to go again, but it’s going to absolutely piss down with rain in the morning and I fly home tomorrow anyway.

As a reward for my early morning exercise, I rewarded myself with a late night kebab.

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Until tomorrow, I think I deserved it.


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