because all of my vacation went to maternity leave. but i think i'm going to take the next 4 - 5 days off from from running and working out. and, i'm going to go to bed as early as i can and just rest up as much as possible.
the thing is: i'm terrible at giving myself time off. i'm not terrible at taking time off, because sometimes i just say FORGET IT and skip a planned workout in favor of stretching out on the couch with a carton of haagen daz. it happens when i'm tired, when i'm too overwhelmed with work, or if i'm not in the mood. but it's rare that i actually give myself permission -- even a plan -- to relax.
it's been 6 months since my last significant running hiatus -- and that was right after, you know, giving birth. so now seems like a logical time to take another one.
[you may not even see many posts for a few days! i hope, though, to be back with renewed energy and fresh ideas.]
do you ever take planned breaks -- from running/training, exercise, studying, etc? if so, how often? i never used to plan them in, but i think that once/season would be a good idea.
random day care pic:
[sorry couldn't help myself!]