Where is Lesley?
I know, I know. I go through the marathon up and down, and then I go and disappear on you. Bad blogger, bad, bad. So what's up with Lesley...
On the running front, I took a full week off (not counting one very brief recovery run at a snail's pace mid-week last week. Yesterday was really my first day back. I ran 6 miles and felt great. Like, really great. Like, sent my confidence into marathon recovery overdrive and got stupidly ambitious thinking I would keep my game up and run 8 today. And then I hit the gym today... and after 2.5 miles, my quads, you know, those lovely muscles that had zero mercy on me during the marathon, began to tighten. And, for once, I was smart, slowed it down to a walk, and at 4 miles called it a day. I'll probably take tomorrow off, and then see where my body allows me to go on Thursday. This is sooooo different from training mode.
On the home front, I have spent this time off from running to catch up on the holiday "stuff". Running a December marathon wasn't the best for my normal Christmas preparedness. I was so behind. Didn't own a tree, hadn't put it up... no stockings, no presents wrapped, only a few presents purchased. Not to mention the non-holiday stuff that had piled up like my laundry pile that my 8-year-old equated to Mt. Everest (which the kids get to climb on a daily basis to find their school uniforms). But I am happy to announce that I bought a tree (thank you Craigslist since the stores were all sold out of the decent trees), I decorated it, I hung the stockings, I wrapped presents, and last night, I even crafted some presents. I would show you, but that would spoil it for the recipients. Let's just say that I'm not as craft-impaired as I previously thought.
And that pretty much sums up this edition of "Where is Lesley?". Hopefully the next post will be slightly more exciting... perhaps I hear a giveaway coming??? Maybe? 'Tis the season, ya know.