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Old 01-12-08, 03:14 PM   #1
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Does vacation make you feel lazy?

I've been on vacation for the last two weeks, and I've never felt so inclined to not do anything before. It's hard for me to actually get out of my apartment to do anything, and it's been getting harder to get to anything on time (not necessarily because I'm caught up in anything).

Has any of you felt this way before?

I hope that these feelings will subside when I begin college again on Monday.
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Old 01-12-08, 03:19 PM   #2
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I had a vacation before Christmas. Then Christmas interferred with my biking. Next I hurt my back. Then I hurt my back. Pretty much I've been off the bike for over two months. This has got to end. Its not only affecting my physical stature, but my mental state.
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Old 01-12-08, 03:23 PM   #3
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Don't you have a job or something to keep you busy?
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Old 01-12-08, 03:24 PM   #4
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For now. Living in Europe. Running a b and b and giving bike tours.
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Old 01-12-08, 03:27 PM   #5
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I was actually talking to Crassic, but it's good that you're keeping busy too.
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Old 01-12-08, 03:34 PM   #6
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CZ, just ease back into it. The French medical world there probably allows quite a bit of massage, etc, as part of your therapy.... Jes' sayin', based on experience so far with the Austrian system.... Albeit my late husband was an Austrian citizen....

MrC, as far as your statement, I do believe that to be possible.... Even though I need to get off my ass and get back to work in the next couple of months.....
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I was working, but I ended that co-op in mid December, so I've been out of a job for a while. Friends are all over, even though they are starting to come back...
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For now. Living in Europe. Running a b and b and giving bike tours.
Where, baybuh? Though I suspect you're in the far south or in the French Alps, which doesn't help me much as far as my personal travels, unless you know some other B&B'er's in the north, for when I visit friends in Lille....
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Thanks Vega. At first I thought I might have broken a rib. It was just some severly bruised muscles. Been a week now since the injury. Going on a club ride tomorrow. They say it will be an easy ride. Still I will have a couple aspirins with my morning coffee.
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Old 01-12-08, 03:37 PM   #10
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Yes. Not even a real vacation either.
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Where, baybuh? Though I suspect you're in the far south or in the French Alps, which doesn't help me much as far as my personal travels, unless you know some other B&B'er's in the north, for when I visit friends in Lille....
Odd Vega. We have a great friend who has visited us in California. She lives in LIlle. I had my bike in LIlle while visiting her. A great ride is from Lille to Belgium. Stop by the WW I Cemeteries. OVerwhealming. Pretty country too. En route you will pass by Roubaix. / We live in the far south. ROusillon region. We live near where the Pyrenees and Mediterranean meet. There are plenty of Gite in the north. LLast I knew, You can link to a Gite search site from the French National Tourist website.
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I have not had a real "vacation" lasting more than a couple of days in a long time.

But on those rare occasions, no.
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Im the opposite, I usually feel like I need a vaca after a vaca!

trying to do it all and using everyday to it's max is exhausting!!
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Old 01-12-08, 06:04 PM   #14
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isn't that the point?
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As a semi work a holic I need that. I experienced my first true vacation for the first time ever 2 years ago. Normally I am still in the area and still have my phone. In Mexico, I was unreachable...2 weeks of eating, sex and drinking in the pool, beach, middle of knowhere. Best 2 weeks I have had in a long time.
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It always takes me 3-4 days to decompress and stop working once vacation begins, and if I take more than 10 days, then I'm a real slug for an equal amount of time while I try to return to work and gen up that familiar knot of adrenalin and stress to the right level.
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This week I have been ultra slack and haven't had the enthusiam to do anything other than surf the intrawebs.

I did do a twelve day cycle tour to see my sister and back earlier in my holidays though.

I am not looking forward to tomorrow (monday) when I have to go back to work and try and be productive.
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Odd Vega. We have a great friend who has visited us in California. She lives in LIlle. I had my bike in LIlle while visiting her. A great ride is from Lille to Belgium. Stop by the WW I Cemeteries. OVerwhealming. Pretty country too. En route you will pass by Roubaix. / We live in the far south. ROusillon region. We live near where the Pyrenees and Mediterranean meet. There are plenty of Gite in the north. LLast I knew, You can link to a Gite search site from the French National Tourist website.
I'll have to hit you up for rides in the Lille area sometime. My friend lives in the outskirts, out in the countryside, though I can't recall the name of the village at the moment. I'm trying to get her husband and her (she's orginally from Kortrijk/Courtrai, just across the border) interested in cycling, if only cruiser/touring, so that they can get in better shape. I'm itchin' to ride up there. I've been around the area in car, and on bus, and it looks like great cycling country!

FWIW, I've not had a "real" vacation in over five years.
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Actually I haven't really had a vacation in over 10 years.
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I look forward to vacations, whether I stay home of go out of town, as an opportunity to ride more. I don't want to veg out for a week or two. I find a club or shop and join them on a weekly ride that looks to be within my abilities (apologies to Andy Jordan's Bicycle Warehouse in Augusta, GA) or plot out what looks to be a fun route, even if I just ride 15-20 miles out then turn around. When I go back home to visit the parents, the bike comes with me and I knock out 30-60 miles while I'm there and still find time to visit with them and extended family.

Family camping trips are planned within parks that have trails for the whole family to ride, and the road bike may go with us for some serious road riding for me, as the wife doesn't seriously ride and my son is still too young.
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Vacations are hard work for me. They're against my personality.
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My wife and I recently re-found our love for riding again after WAY too many years.. while... camping in
Florida with some friends. We immediately went to our LBS (Andy Jordan's) and purchased a couple of Giant
Sedonas. They are great bikes and we are spending time every evening getting used to them and tweaking
our techniques. Andy has invited us to come on the group rides but I think for now we will ride the trails
near the house and with our friends. At 54, I am no Lance Armstrong.
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Yes if I'm at home and doing nothing. If I was away visiting friends, etc I'd be on the go the full time.

Last week proved the lazy bit.
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I haven't had a job since June. It sucks. Work can be cathartic.
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I've been at home a few weeks already because of the surgery. I'm not supposed to do any type of work but there are a few thing I could do (like scheduling my Doctor's appointments or paying my bills online). I am procrastinating everything. I'm feeling really lazy.
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