So the post IM race high is slowly diminishing. Frequent checking of Facebook status updates, blog postings, Multiply photo albums is gradually reducing.
I've been back in Perth for about 6 days now. It did take me a while to get used to getting back to work. Mostly because I was having trouble waking up, I felt sleepy most of the time... I thought I read somewhere that apart from the muscle sores, it takes about a week for the body to recover physiologically as well.
But I can say I'm pretty much recovered now. No more sores. No more tiredness. Just a bad tan on my back, constantly dropping dead skin particles.
I attended my usual swim session on Thursday night. Felt pretty okay. I think I took longer to get back into my normal swim pace last year.
Saturday morning I did an easy 40ish km ride. I left my speedometer at home, so I had no idea how I fast or how far I was going. It felt a bit awkward doing a workout without any specific goals. I finished the ride in 1 hour 40 minutes.
That night, Li-Ann and I went out for a belated Valentine's Day dinner at Lago Di Como, a small cosy family owned Italian restaurant with interesting pictures.
Food was pretty good. I had the steak with seafood, while Li-Ann had the chicken risotto. Reasonably priced too. None of the mains were more than $35.
We then had a stroll at the South Perth foreshore before having some dessert. We saw a sign for $10 deal for coffee and cake at this posh restaurant, Palais 85. I felt a bit uncomfortable going in just for dessert but the wait staff were very accommodating.
Sunday morning I initially wanted to do an easy run but the pain at my inner left foot (which has been since December) was still there, so I decided to avoid running completely until I'm fully healed. I'm not in a hurry to get back into running for any upcoming race.
It felt a bit unnatural not having any training to do, or training to recover from on a Sunday. But we managed to attend to some overdue house chores.
This weekend I'll be making a quick trip home for a close friend's wedding. I'll be running the Bareno run with my family on the morning after the wedding. Let's see how recovered I will be to be able to dish out a 15km.