The bride and I just got back from a 10 day trip to California. We had a couple of the grandchildren along, and every day was a new adventure.
Although I took my running duds, I ran nary a single step. And what's more, I didn't (and don't) fell guilty about my hiatus. One of the key lessons I have learned over the years is that one must have guilt-free leisure time; otherwise there's always something you should be doing.
It's perfectly OK to not run. One must eat, sleep, etc., but running--however good it is for us--is not strictly a must-do. Reminds me of an interview I once saw with Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy, who had lost 3 straight Super Bowls, and was soon to play in a 4th. The reporter asked Levy whether this one was "must-win." Levy commented something like "World War II was must-win. This is only a football game."
Running will resume this week, albeit gingerly.