After the marathon I had planned to take a week off from running. As it turns out, it ended up being 13 days. And that was just right. A week after the marathon my wife and I took a few days to go hiking in the state parks and caves of Hocking Hills Ohio. So I did get some exercise and stretched my leg muscles but it wasn’t running. Then today I felt ready to hit the streets again. Nothing major, just about 2.5 easy miles. Two weeks off must have been just right because it felt great to be out.