|The trail, part of Muzza's Run, crosses a creek |
near Seymour Ponds
Muzza's Run is named in honour of Murray "Muzza" Antony, a long-standing member of Terrigal Trotters who was tragically killed in an industrial accident three years ago. This course, which was originally known to us as Seymour Ponds, was one of Muzza's favourites. Muzza was about my age and a talented runner. We always kept an eye on each other's form and enjoyed a friendly rivalry. I was a spectator, supporting Sharon, at the 2009 Melbourne Marathon and witnessed Muzza just fail in a valiant attempt to break 3 hours as a 60 year old. He was on track, but faded a tad in the last 10km to finish with 3:07, still an excellent time. Just three months later, he was dead, a reminder to me, and us all, to live life to the full and not count on tomorrow.
|Muzza at the 2006 Canberra Marathon|
A small strain in my right adductor muscle has been one of my "niggles" for the last couple of days, and it was a little painful today for the first kilometre and has become sore again after the run. From memory, I have had this problem in the past and it has gone away after a few days, but I need to keep an eye on it. My intention is to only walk or jog for tomorrow's exercise so that will give it some rest. It will also be interesting to see how my arch injury is tomorrow. If it's no worse, then I will probably join the Trotters' bus to Sydney next Sunday for the annual City to Surf 14km, but not with the intention of running hard....just to enjoy the crowds and camaraderie.