I must not be a fan of "hitting the ground running." After taking on a new role within my current group in the November, I have spent three of the last five weeks travlling (and teaching and having fun!). Now that I'm back in Seattle, I'm taking a vacation for the rest of the year (some in Seattle, and a week or so travelling).
I'm not very good at leaving work behind, so I probably will spend an hour (or two max) every day trying to keep my in box empty and taking care of the test forums on msdn.
If I'm slow to respond to blog stuff or email sent directly to me, I will get back to you - it will just take a bit longer.