Great internal debate this morning as I woke up still terribly tired and with churning insides. Was within an ace of either just going back to bed or getting into work extra-early with the prospect of a possible 10k run this evening (ye Great North Run approacheth, after all).
In the end did neither and just took a bit of extra time to get myself together and out into the early streets. As is almost always the case I felt good once I was up and out. Did a big criss-cross of the northern Jordaan before crossing Haarlemmerplein and doing some more zigzagging through the streets of Westerpark. Home via van Haalstraat and Anjeliersstraat.
(Chintila elected ruler of the Visigoths after the death of king Sisenand; after defeating the Byzantine forces at the battle of Yarmouk, the Muslim Arabs complete their conquest of Syria; the city of Basra is founded)