It was hard to make my sore knee comfortable during the night and, despite going to bed early, I tossed, turned and slept badly. The knee and right Achilles were both painful and stiff when I started walking around, but less so after my usual pre-run exercise routine.
|The Terrigal Trotters crew at the Macleay River |
After a few kilometres, I left the beach and followed a sandy trail through coastal forest before rejoining the bike path and following it back to our apartment. I felt tired, but not exhausted and was reasonably loose, which was a good sign. My Achilles remained stiff and sore throughout the walk, but I tried to avoid forcing it, and think it will be better after a couple of easy days.
We drove back to the Central Coast during the morning and then spent a couple of hours preparing the investment property Sharon had recently purchased for interior painting. I was a bit anxious about damaging a stiff and somewhat sore body as I applied masking tape to various doorways, windows and skirting boards, but moved slowly and deliberately and don’t think I incurred any damage.