I’m 49 years old and I think I can still count on one hand the number of times in my whole working life that I’ve called in sick. Good health is a blessing. I’m very thankful and very aware that it could all change tomorrow.
I didn’t go to work today.. Not sick. Felt fine - better than fine. I’ve just come through a busy time and am feeling a bit more relaxed in my schedule. The weather was really nice, and it’s the summer solstice, I have some unused vacation days, and it’s a perfect day for a long bike ride. I didn’t call in sick, I called in healthy. I called in active, I called in robust, I called in hearty and hardy. “Not coming to work today, I’m riding my bike”. I rode 102 miles and saw three bald eagles, a set of spotted fawn twins, some snakes, a pond full of tadpoles, ate a huge tenderloin in a quiet shady park, inhaled gallons of fresh air, and saw every shade of green imaginable. Best thing I’ve done this summer. Could become an annual event: the Solstice Century.