At the end of 2012 I had a very painful injury to my tendons behind my left knee which pretty much stopped me in my tracks. In December I did manage to win the Geelong Running Festival 6 Km in my age group but this was really my last hurrah.
Eventually the pain got so bad that I had to see a doctor and had the usual number of tests etc done. Result was my tendons were completely shot and I should not run. ( short training that day ).
I was told with rest and an intense exercise program I may be able to jog again in 6 weeks. I interpreted that to mean easy jogging only for 42 days. I started counting.
After about 30 days I was running my usual 5.5 Km route and despite the pain was going ok. BUT then at about 2km I tripped and fell. I cut my knee and hands and hurt my chest. I continued the run and made it home. My time was ok.
TODAY is that anniversary of that run. It’s 42 degrees outside….I think that is 108 In the old speak.