It’s nearly 1 week post-Boston and I’m still smiling and celebrating.
Check out this post-race picture. I don’t even remember posing for it. Even though I’m rocking the halo of frizz and my smile resembles a Cheshire cat, I love it. It’s nothing more than pure bliss and happiness.
So what have I been doing all week? Going out to dinner, drinking, sleeping, and no running. I always take a week off post-marathon to recharge physically and mentally.
I got a pedicure on Thursday and a massage on Friday. The massage included a “chakra balancing”. I had to Google it when I got home. In the middle of the massage these stones/crystals were placed midline down my body. I have no clue what went on after that because I passed out cold for 30 minutes. Apparently my chakras were unbalanced? Regardless, it was the best massage I ever had.
On Saturday, Matt and I went to the Mutter Museum. If you like weird medical anomalies, this place is for you. Diseases of Secretion, a slide of Einstein’s brain (for real), the Soap Lady (disturbing), and the Big Colon (need I say more?). You’re lucky they don’t allow pictures.
We spent the rest of the day at Rittenhouse Square, one of our favorite spots in the city. Matt and I people-watched and Hawk chased pigeons.
We went to dinner at Village Whiskey on Saturday night, which we heard has the best burgers in Philly. They were very good, but the best in the city? Not sure…
And then we had brunch on Sunday morning. Oh my god, I’m practically busting out of my sweatpants.
No more celebrating. I cannot wait to run again tomorrow. One week off is enough for me.
Do you like weird medical stuff? I love it. I used to be addicted to Mystery Diagnosis.
How much time do you take off between races? I always take a week post-marathon. Always.