I've never been an athlete but feel like I've recently had a little peek into their mindset as I've pretty much become addicted to working out and look forward to it and feel compelled to do it and kind of freak if I have an injury that forces me to skip even if it's for a short amount of time. Sooooo weird and so not me. A recent one week forced break to let an injury heal taught me something. For the first few days I missed it like crazy. I was totally antsy and could barely stand it. Then I was busy with something that took my mind off it for a few days then I *gasp* began to accept not working out and I didn't miss it! That scared me! I knew I'd get the feeling back and that I just need to get back in my routine. It was a great little lesson learned though. Routine and habit is everything.