Run race ((orienteering)) 5:00  *** 0.5 km (10:00 / km)
Had hoped to take some frustrations out on the forest, having decided to be old today (hopefully one of these years I'll be fit enough to try taking the ultra-long on again), but instead it turned into another source of frustration. Felt OK in the warm-up and after the token-gesture 1 (whose purpose I presume was to be a de facto start triangle), then hit the tricky downhill 2 OK, but by then an old enemy had returned after some months of absence; my hamstring had pinged. Jogged a couple more minutes to see if it would run itself out, but I know this injury well enough to know that trying to press on it is the difference between a couple of days out and a couple of weeks.
This really wasn't the best of weekends (no fault of the orienteering events, which were put on well). I certainly didn't see the election result coming, as you'll have seen in my Thursday entry; I thought it was plausible that Labor might get a 51-49 result but in the wrong places to win enough seats, but didn't foresee the overall result, especially in Queensland. It's a mystery why the polling went so badly wrong in Queensland (and it was mostly Queensland); I don't recall a single poll in Queensland that underestimated the LNP two-party vote by less than 5%, whether that was state polls, state components of national polls, or seat polls. One Nation did better than expected and their preferences seem to have flowed to the LNP much more strongly than expected; some have suggested people are unwilling to admit they're One Nation voters when a pollster calls, but if so why did that not show up in the last Queensland state election?
(As for the policy issues: lots will be written about that, but I thought it would have been smarter politics to link some of the revenue from franking credits to an increase in the pension - perhaps taking some of the sting out of the backlash from older voters - and I was surprised that there weren't more commitment for big infrastructure projects in north Queensland, which would create far more jobs than a still-unlikely-to-happen mine which once it's built will employ fewer people than a suburban Maccas).
It was a long road back to Melbourne but I was glad to have company; it wouldn't have been a good afternoon/evening to have eight hours of solo thinking time (unsurprisingly I'd slept abysmally on Saturday night).