When I got back home from Dubai on April 1st, I received an invite to this year's Kentucky Derby taking place next Saturday May 3rd at Churchill Downs. I wasn't well then but I wanted to give it time, in case I did happen to get well enough to accept the invitation. At the time, I was confident that I would be recovered enough, if not fully recovered to head on yet another adventure.
I wanted to make my official decision no later than today and unfortunately I had to decline because I am just not well enough. Until I am back to 100% and have my immune system back to normal, getting on another plane and going through more airports would not be a wise decision. The Dubai trip took A LOT out of me and it's going to take time to get back to 100%. But trust me, there's nothing else that I want to do more right now besides work.
At such an event drawing 150,000 to 170,000 people every year, this would have been a total blast and a familiar experience heading back to Kentucky, back to Churchill Downs and I also would have visited Keeneland, as well as other famous landmarks down there that I missed during my first visit there, but we all know that HEALTH ALWAYS COMES FIRST.