the time off has been good so far. i got in 4 days of lifting, 300 pushups and 600 crunches. my back is feeling a lot better. i might run this week. if i dont, i wont feel bad about it. ill be trying to get 4 days of lifting again, and to bump up the pushups and crunches a bit.
week 2 of the time off. got 4 days of lifting again, 350 pushups and 750 crunches. i dont really feel like running, but i should probably start soon so i dont lose the mediocre fitness i did have.