I dont know that I have ever gone that long without a run unless I was injured. But I tell you what...I think I really needed it. I think I was doing some type of nesting...or something. Maybe because of the change of seasons or because I was burned out briefly. All I know is that I really just wanted to be at home last week. I spent alot of time cleaning, laundry and just basically rearranging things. Over the past couple of months I have been clearing out things that we dont use anymore...or never have. I am trying to live as minimal as possible. Get rid of the clutter! I read alot (books, blogs, magazines, etc.). Then my kid came home from college for the weekend and it was more family time.
I have been in some kind of zen state this past week and just loving life.
The time off probably wasnt the best thing for my 50 mile training plan but I also dont think it threw me off to bad. We will see...
EATS: Breakfast before my run was the typical Rolled oats with dried fruit and Almond Coconut Milk.
I also had Fig Newtons, Honey Crisp Apple, piece of chocolate and a Clif bar (White Choc Macadamia Nut).