There used to be a time when taking two weeks off from running would cause me a bit of anxiety. I've come to realize that the anxiety is completely controllable and any pressure I experience to "perform" is purely self-inflicted. A couple of weeks off to let the body heal is a small investment in my long term ability to keep on running. And if two weeks turns into four weeks, who cares? Not this guy! Should I worry about logging a few 16 min/mile pace walks on my Strava log? Nope!