This month I couldn't afford to put even half my usual amount on my Metro Bus Card so the plan was to rely on my bike as much as possible.
Normally this would mean an 8 mile ride to work and an 8 mile ride home, 5 days a week, and anything else as the need came up.
Last week the need came up...and this 54 year old paid for it.
On Wednesday I had to ride my bike 5 miles to drop off papers for my SNAP Food Stamp Card renewal, then ride 20 miles to work from there.
I made it with 15 minutes to spare.
I felt OK and, after a 15 min. rest started my 5 1/2 hour shift (includes 1 break).
After my bike ride home I only got 6 hours sleep before riding my bike back to work the next morning.
I still felt fine but, during my first 15 min. break I did not go sit down; I went looking for something instead.
Around noon, as I began to ring up a sale for a customer, I felt light-headed; the next thing I knew I found myself on the floor chatting with a co-worker and soon a paramedic.