1- Today is the first day I attempted to run since the marathon. As much as I hate to admit it, but being sick for 2 weeks straight really helped me rest (even though I don't feel like I have). On the bright side, food poisoning yourself post-marathon means those 5 stubborn pounds that wouldn't budge during training are now gone :)
The 3 treadmill miles weren't that bad. I was super slow, but hey! I was moving and it felt good. I know I don't plan on racing this half marathon, but it would be nice to have a bit of cushion.
2- Having an "I miss NOLA" day. I don't know if it's all the Superbowl/ Mardi Gras stuff that has it in the news all the time. A co-worker forwarded me the NYT article about a certain famous bakery and my old roommate even posted on my facebook wall about king cakes, too. Earlier this week, Jaime was talking about doing the RNR NOLA in 2014. . I'll admit I'm super bummed I won't be running it this year (and did you see the medal?!) but I will be in Disney; if I couldn't go, this reason is kind of the best. So, yea. That's a lot of NOLA talk for this girl.