I'm starting to feel normal again- my legs are recovered and in fact feel better than the days before the marathon. I am also finally getting over a cold that started last week. I was off work Monday and Tuesday so I'm also getting back into the work routine. The plan is to take at least two weeks off from running- it seems like a lot but I've had injuries pop up after races so I'm being very cautious. Plus, I have no interest in running at all right now. Zach has started training for a half marathon (which I haven't decided if I'm doing or not) so tomorrow I'll ride my bike along with him on his run. :) I did make it to the pool on Wednesday where I swam 500 m very easy and then sat in the steam room and hot tub. I also rode my bike to work this week so my legs are definitely working. I'm really just enjoying being lazy though and I'm going to let my motivation find its way back to me in its own time. Meanwhile, I have Christmas cookies to bake, parties to attend, and zzzz's to catch.
Also, in just over a week we are going to NEW YORK CITY! Yay! Neither Zach or I have ever been and I cannot wait. We are staying at the Waldorf Astoria and there are a million wonderful things to see right within a mile of our hotel. I'm just starting to look at travel books and stuff, but we're going to stick to a non-schedule for the most part and just soak it all in. I absolutely love Christmas time and I can only imagine how magical NYC is this time of year. I'm so excited! We leave next Sunday and return Thursday, then we'll spend Christmas at home and with my brother and sister-in-law.
Tonight we are going to see A Christmas Carol in Walnut Creek and next weekend we have my office holiday party. I'm pretty much done shopping so besides a few events I will be cozy at home baking cookies and watching hockey. :)