I had a bad end of the week last week, as I got weirdly sick Friday afternoon, and even after I started to feel better Saturday I still had a nagging, painful headache.
Today, things finally cleared up. It was a beautiful day, clear and sunny, I had a car available as my parents generously loaned their Passat to us (Jill and I are currently down to one car that sometimes won’t start, which is not a good situation), I took a bus into Seattle to a cool donut shop with delicious coffee to meet some other previous Clarionites for story crits, came back, made some dinner, did some work, and then I felt like I really wanted to get a bike ride in, but it was getting late – so I did.
And it was awesome. It’s always great getting some exercise in after being waylaid by illness, but the sun was low, the western sky was bright orange as I toodled along, it was nice and cool, traffic light… I was smiling almost the whole time. Streetlights came on as I came up the final street to my house, so I timed it almost perfectly.
Ahhhh… biking. If only someone would pay me to write a bicycling book.
(looks over in the direction of Boston)
I saiiiiiddd… if only someone would pay me to write a bicycling book.