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.