Sorry I've been MIA for the past week - I've been traveling. When I travel its primarily for work - and when I'm on these trips my days are literally 20 hour days for 8 days straight. I'm not complaining (although I seriously could) - I'm just explaining my absense.
Now I'm back. I haven't run since last Saturday (I was able to put in a few days of running before things got crazy) - but now I'm jet lagged. Not because of a time change - as there wasn't one - but because of the mental and physical drain on me when I'm working for these trips. (ok - apparently I AM complaining)
I've missed reading all of your blogs and have lots of catching up to do. I'm working my way through them (from the comfort of my couch).
I need to run - I mentally need to run - but I'm tired. When I take time off from running - I stress about losing my "gains". That said - I need one more day....I promise - tomorrow morning I will get up - lace up - pile on those winter running clothes....and get back to it.
Taking a break from running (forced or not) is almost as mentally stressful as the physical toll it sometimes takes on your body.