You have nothing to worry about with your score. Q48 is a solid score (since 51 is the max really).
On the IR front - nobody knows what the future holds for it. It may be a dud or it may be the next best thing. It is too early to tell. Right now I doubt schools will put much importance on it but by the time you apply - it will be clearer.
The only element that schools sometimes get annoyed with is dated scores (e.g. taking a GMAT right after undergrad, then working, and then applying). The reason is that it is easier to take this path, and schools understand that point. on the other hand, they feel you are more determined as the result.
Bottom line - enjoy your vacation
Thanks for your response. I just received my official report--I received a 5 on the integrated reasoning section, which is the 52nd percentile... I guess I really screwed it up, as I was getting 7 or 8 in my practice exams.
You mentioned that it "will be clearer" when I apply ~3 years from now. With that said, is it possible that a score of 5 (52nd percentile) would hurt me for my target schools (top 10)? I just can't really imagine putting much weight into a section of the test that only has 8 possible scores, but perhaps I'm being hopeful. I'm hoping my 3.9 GPA at an Ivy and employment at a top 20 consulting firm will overshadow this score.
I'd greatly appreciate anyone's insight on this.