a rest day.


Sometimes it feels good to just say “no.”

Sometimes it feels good to turn my back on responsibilities.  Homework.  Chores.  That long list of to-do’s.

Not all the time, of course.  But sometimes.



Sometimes it feels good to Just. Do. Nothing.

No demands.  No places to go; no people to see.  No urgent to-do’s.

Nothing but those simple little things of life, like eating breakfast.  Or running.  Shopping, laughing, and hanging with my two besties.



Normally, I consider myself a very merry morning person; I’m the one who bounces out of bed with a slightly annoying burst of energy. 

But this week has left me dragging.  Absolutely dragging.  Staying up too late combined with a couple of ridiculously early mornings—I’ve decided—is just not healthy for a person. 

(I don’t know about you, but I’m really not much a fan of feeling like a zombie seeking out a caffeine IV.  😉 )


But today?  That feeling of having nothing on the to-do list except shop, eat, run?  Today.


I savored each and every scrumptious moment.



(p.s. I completely forgot how much I loved that feeling of an early morning, winter’s run.)

Calm.  Peaceful.  Quiet.



The good news: I feel completely revived.  Rejuvinated.  Fresh and ready.

The bad news: the only cooking I did today (and yesterday, to be honest) was in the form of overnight oats.  I think my kitchen needed the rest. 😉

Question: How do you recoop after a particuarly busy (crazy!) week?


rest day

I love to blog.  Write.  Express my thoughts, however random or crazy they come. 

I love to blog.

Which is exactly why I didn’t last night.

I halfheartedly stepped away from my computer.  A rest day, of sorts.  For my brain and for my legs.  No blogging.  No running.  No biking.  No thinking.  Just…rest.

It’s hard to do, this ‘rest’ thing.  My entire life is kind of, sort of, all on my laptop.  Between the dietetic internship coming up, my blog, keeping in touch with friends and family, it’s all here.  At my fingertips.  On my laptop.

It felt good to step away from it all.  Freeing.  A breath of fresh air.

I spent my day taking a test drive out to where my internship will be (don’t want to get lost on my very first day!) with my dad, ordered a grande soy iced coffee, and shopped at whole foods.  The night ended with me eating a chicken sausage, sweet potato fries, and a bowl of vanilla icecream and peaches on my sister’s bed, watching Valentines Day while cuddling with two big bundles of fur known as Stitch and Highstreet.  It was the perfect day of resting, and was exactly what I needed for my brain.  My legs.  My sanity.

The internship starts on Wednesday.  Wednesday!  I can hardly believe how quickly it’s come.  It’s leaving me excited, anxious, nervous.  And full of nostalgia.  I must have looked at all my old freshman photos at least half a dozen times.  “Remember when?”

I’m big into walking down memory lane. 😉

The good news is that I’m feeling completely refreshed this morning.  I noshed on a whole wheat bagel, slathered in almond butter and honey roasted peanut butter, feeling 100% rejuvinated.  A rest day always leaves my brain feeling incredibly creative: ready to finish my powerpoint presentation! 😀  A rest day leaves my legs feeling antsy and energetic: ready for a 3 mile run!  A rest day leaves me excited for the internship and a whole new schedule that I’ll be introduced to.

Ready. 😀

Question: Do you ever take rest days?  Do you take them randomly (when you feel you need them) or do you have a set day where you try to plan a rest day?