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I took a vacation this summer. A slow down, stop running, enjoy my life vacation. I definitely had some wonderful experiences. My first race was a blast. I spent a whole day laying in a tube floating down a river camera safely tucked away in the car. I wandered around downtown Knoxville one evening just taking in the atmosphere and enjoying the company I was with. A vacation, a real chuck the timetable lay on a sofa and de-stress week. Why don’t we do this more often? It is sad we work till we are burned out, exhausted, numb and at the end of our ropes and then we plan a week off filled to the brim. Never again, I liked this slower pace experience and as I reenter the rat race today I am already reflecting on a slower and gentler end of summer. Lying on a tube all day just might be the best of all worlds.