It was a beautiful morning for a bike ride, and I needed to drop our ballots in the ballot box at our community center.
It feels like it's been months since I've ridden. First, my back protested, then my quads, and then my lungs a little. Still, it felt great to cruise around and through the neighborhoods.
After I did my civic duty, I rode on through our kids Middle and High Schools, noticing how eerily quiet they are right now. It's the middle of October, and those campuses should be bustling. So surreal.
I rode for four miles, and it was just what this body needed.