I have been finding it a bit of a struggle to get back into normal everyday life routine since my holiday. My first week back at work was hell. The second was a slight improvement. I have been running a bit, but not a lot. Tigger and I did one lap of Mt Coot-tha from Park Road on Sunday. I was sure glad to get to the top, however, my knees hurt a lot on the downhill run. My left leg is still giving me a lot of trouble, especially when I walk. I can't seem to make it work properly. Must be old age, or maybe three marathons in 4 weeks...no that wouldn't be it...I'll stick with the old age theory.
I bought a Garmin 405 at the Chicago Marathon Expo (the Expos in Chicago and New York were absolutely incredible. We spent hours at each one.). I have finally spent some time and worked out how to use it and wore it on Sunday. It worked really well. At least as well as Tigger's new 205. With the purchase of the 405 I received a free book titled My Life on the Run, the story of Bart Yasso. Bart is known in the US as the "Mayor of Running". I was inclined to just put the book aside because I thought the guy must be up himself to write a book about his own life. I am glad I didn't because what I have read so far is very good, witty, entertaining and inspirational. I recommend it.