Now the years have past I'm older, married and living in a different neighbourhood, so things are very different. Now, only on the odd mornings will find me running around the dark streets of my neighbourhood. (I should have run through summer as I would have been running in the light.)
This morning was such a morning: I was up early and out in the dark running off last nights dinner, Hawaiian Chicken. The mornings are perfect at the moment, nice and dark and not yet the 'cold' and wet of a Cape Town winter. The first half of my morning run route took me up past Wynberg Park. I spend most of the first 4.5km climbing, but then it's down hill all the way home. A little run like that just sets me right for the day, and I still have the energy to climb the stairs when I get to the office.
Maybe I'll run again Friday morning.