I’ve been looking forward to my upcoming vacation (which starts Saturday!), but this morning it just sort of hit me how much I really need it. I feel completely burnt. It’s been almost exactly one year since Lisa and I started the long and often very stressful process of not only buying a new house, but also selling our old house in an absolutely horrible market. The actual move was a massive undertaking, and since then I’ve pretty much spent every waking hour working (both my job and around the house). I’ve had precious few moments available to really relax, and I’ve not had a nice extended block of time to chill in a long while. So, this Friday will be my final update for a week. I’ll be back on Monday the 24th, rested, relaxed and recharged.
I really think the reason my workouts have felt so forced lately is simply because I’m tired. I’m not talking about the kind of tired that comes from lack of sleep; I’m talking about the worn-down feeling that comes over time. Yes, it’s time for a real vacation, and I’m going to live it up with no restrictions. I’m not going to train, I’m not going to work and, while my diet will be mostly healthy, I’m going to eat whatever I like. I think this is exactly what I need right now, and I’ll bet I come back feeling more rested and relaxed than I’ve been in a long, long time.