Mental Health Day

Things have been a bit crazy lately, both at work and at home with training for upcoming races, so yesterday I decided to take a mental health day.

To me, a mental health day is a day off from the daily grind.  It’s a day for relaxation and fun.  A day to unwind and reboot.  I took a vacation day from work.  I didn’t set my alarm.  I woke up and enjoyed a couple of relaxing cups of coffee, knowing that I was in no hurry to do anything.  No time schedule.  My husband had the day off, too, and weather-wise, it was supposed to be a beautiful day, so we decided to go hiking.

But first, breakfast:


Oatmeal with blueberries and chia seeds, sprinkled with some maple and pecan granola!

My husband and I went hiking at a local lake that has about 5 miles worth of trails.  One of the nice things about hiking on a weekday is that the trails aren’t crowded.  We ran across a few other walkers with dogs, and saw a runner, too, but otherwise, we had the trails all to ourselves.



We hiked about 4-1/2 miles.

Next, we stopped for a late lunch.  We had very hungry bellies at that point!  Check out the hummus plate I ordered:



After lunch, we stopped at the grocery store to get some groceries and then we headed home to shower and then relax in the backyard with a beer before dinner.  Dinner consisted of grilled zucchini, a veggie dog, a mixed variety of baby potatoes that I roasted in the oven with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, and broccoli slaw.  YUM!  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture.  Boo.

We ended the evening by watching last week’s episode of Doctor Who that I had recorded.

It was creepy!  Loved it, though!  I really love this season of Doctor Who so far!

It was a wonderful mental health day.  I recommend that everyone should have one every now and then.

2 thoughts on “Mental Health Day

  1. We all need a mental health day off! I’ve done that and might be due again soon. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and such a great way to spend it..hiking with your hubby. I hope you are all recharged and your food looks incredible. Hummus is one of my favorites. 🙂


  2. Sounds like a perfect day to me.
    I need to do that ASAP, but things at work are too crazy at the moment and even if I take a day off they won’t let me relax. I could always turn the phone off but then it’d in the back of my mind.
    The hummus looks delicious, I think I’ll have that for lunch, I just need to check if I have pita at home.
    Have a nice Sunday!


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