Today is Blue Monday. The most depressing day of the year. Apparently.
It’s not science but a wheeze dreamed up by a travel company. It only applies to the Northern hemisphere as the weather contributes towards the formula to calculate the date.
No Blue Monday in this household. Today is the 5th anniversary of my skiing accident that broke my back and prompted our retirement. It’s a date to celebrate as my legs still work. So much so I completed a 200k ride in the cold and rain on Saturday as part of my attempt to qualify for the 1,200km Paris Brest Paris audax in August.
We’re going out for a celebratory dinner* tomorrow evening to mark the occasion.
As Dr. Broger, the surgeon who operated on me in Switzerland said at the time:
“You are so lucky, you should consider the 21st of January your new birthday”
I do. It’s Magic Monday.
*23rd January update – click here for the dinner blog entry.