Athletes sometimes do not know or understand that “TAKING TIME OFF and RECOVERING” is equally as important as the training itself. Think about why people take vacation – they want and need to get away from work, school, or their crazy-busy lives to just “chill out and relax” and not think. At times, everyone needs to just not be responsible for anything and not have an agenda. Athletes need that too…a “VACATION from Training,” physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s called healing the body and mind…a must in order to compete at ANY level.