Details are in the post above. I recursed yesterday and the count at the top shows +2 from before while my lifetime AP jumped by twice the amount I had earned since the last recursion.
Edit: oops, looks like wrong place to post this bug.
To add to info from the Telegram discussion:
It appears that what may have happened is that the AP during recursion is added to lifetime AP.
Also adding this from the TG chat, in case it can provide more clarity:
more details for mine, I had initiated the countdown the night before so it had been sitting at 0 for over 12 hours.
when I hit the finalize button it returned to the profile, this happened several times.
I then restarted the app and then it did that same thing once, then the second time dropped to the map and I was L1