The comfort of a hot water bottle.
The softness of a clean pillowcase.
The warmth of my skin after the shower.
All heightened because I ran.
If I hadn't run, I still would have climbed in to bed tonight after my shower and the hot water bottle and clean pillowcase would have been there. I wouldn't have noticed though.
But I ran. Brittle from tiredness and in the biting cold I ran.
So the hot water bottle, clean pillowcase and hot shower became the most delicious reward.
I'll sleep we'll tonight.