Tom Brady contracted COVID-19 shortly after the Super Bowl

Tom Brady, the greatest player in NFL history, seems to have immersed himself fully into the Florida way of life. Brady told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that he contracted COVID-19 shortly after that Super Bowl 55 championship boat parade. Contracting COVID-19 while attending a Florida boat party? That’s the most Florida thing a person can do.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 100% vaccinated against COVID-19. Considering how stupid some (not all) NFL players are, this is quite an achievement. It also shows how committed the Bucs are to defending their Super Bowl championship.

Even though I have no Super Bowl championship to defend, I plan on getting my booster shot as soon as humanly possible. I’m also now working hard at losing weight and getting exercise on a daily basis. I’m currently doing 45 minutes on the treadmill a day. Walking, not running. I’m not 25 years old anymore. When I was stationed in the Philippines. I ran 5.5 miles a night. On Guam, I cut down to 3 miles a night. I’m in my 50s now. Although I might eventually get back to running, it’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Baby steps.

I’m kicking myself for not dedicating myself to a more healthy lifestyle earlier into the pandemic. I cannot control the past, only the present and the future. So that’s what I’m doing. I’m taking more control of my health. I’m beginning to come to the conclusion that COVID-19 is not going away. It seems like it’s situation to be a thing for a long time.

I commend Tom Brady for sharing the news that he had COVID-19. Some people keep it a secret when they contract the disease. I don’t understand that. By Brady making it public, he’s letting people know even the greatest player in NFL history isn’t immune from the virus that causes COVID-19. We mortals need to take this pandemic seriously.

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