I shouldn't have raced on Anzac Day. It was only ten days after the marathon; I had run a reasonable time the day before at the BBQ Stakes, and when I got to the relay venue, I found out that I hadn't been included in the Life Members relay team although I had let them know I was available. But then I talked my way into being given a place in the team, not without resistance despite others running more than once. I should have shut up and gone home! The run was reasonably fast, but seemingly without problems, that is until I tried to pass the baton to the next runner. She (Beryl) took off too early, perhaps thinking me to be faster than I was. I stretched forward to get the baton into her hand, and "ouch"! A twinge at the top of the left hamstring. Only after feeling a bit sore there while trying to train later did I realise there was some damage. What followed was a slow BBQ Stakes and a slower Half Marathon, and the pain has seemed worse each day. Finally I got some professional advice; yes a tear, and no mustn't run. It is still sore now, so mustn't run!
Moral: Don't race two days straight. And avoid relays at all costs!
The plan is to resume running tomorrow, even if it means breaking my runs up into small components...
Born Adelaide 1948. Moved to Canberra 1969. Married Jenny 1970. Three children - Nathan Moore, Loani Falconer, and Mon Hall; children-in-law Lisa Moore, Wes Falconer, and Scotty Hall. Thirteen grandchildren - Jackson, Tyler, Charlie and Samuel Moore; Kayleigh, Jarod, Alex, Olivia, Will, and Sophie Falconer; Josiah, Liana, and Amelie Hall.