Rest, recovery, time off, whatever you call are all good. It's just hard when it wasn't planned. Last Monday I got an easy 1.5 hour mtb ride in to spin the legs from the weekend of riding/racing. That was to set me up for a few big days of riding. But toss in a sick kid staying home from school and lots of rain and plans were changed. I ended up taking the rest of the week off...6 days. We did do yard work all day on Saturday so that has some muscles tweaked a bit!
Today I get back it, both riding and diet. No need to add on a few pounds for winter! Taking the Surly Cross Check Single Speed out tonight. Yesterday I just put on some Bruce Gordon Rock and Road Tires. They are some beefy tires but seem to roll well. Excited to give them a whirl.