I used this time to eat, catch up with family, and code! I found a fantastic course on udemy that went through the specifics of rspec (shout out to the coach Boris!) and spent some time reading the fantastic book 'Practical Object-Orientated Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer' by Sandi Metz.
I really wish i could go back in time and read this before the on site course started, but better late than never. It really helped with basic OO principals such as SRP, dependancy injection and how to build effective classes.
I took some time away from the screen, and started the course with a new found enthusiasm and motivation to be a better developer. Week 3 here we come!
As always wish me luck!