What a relief it is to have normal feeling in my legs again. :o) All things considered I think my recovery time wasn't too bad, but it is nice to not feel every movement of every muscle. Tomorrow I will get back on the bike and ride to work again. That will feel great!
This is my 3rd day back at work and I almost feel like my holidays were a dream. I am still more relaxed than I was before I left but in some ways it is like I had no time off at all... If only work were optional. :o)
Yesterday I looked into gyms again. I know, I know. I hate the gym. But I need to do something to get my legs stronger for Rogaining. At this point I have decided not to join one. I am going to find things that I can do outdoors to get stronger. For example, there is a set of steep stairs and a steep pathway down at Seacliff. I can ride there on the weekends and climb up and down those. Plus Mt Lofty is not that far away - that is sure steep enough to qualify. I just need to do some sort of steep leg work once a week in addition to my riding and running (when I can get back to it).
Speaking of getting back to it, I have made an appointment at the Physio for next Tuesday night to have my Achilles looked at. It is getting a lot better, but it is taking a long time. I should have done this months ago really, but I didn't. :o)