When Will I Learn?
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
I am not sure why but my entire life I have tried to find new ways to challenge myself and quite often the outcome was something less than desireable. I joined the Infantry when I was young, I ran marathons, did long distance triathlons and most recently I refereed four soccer games in 100+ degree temperatures. I drank lots of fluids but I pushed hard and kept up with play for all four games. I later shook hands with a coach and he pulled his hand back saying my skin was really hot. My vision blurred after my third game and people kept telling me I did not look good but I pushed on. And I might add that I had a lot of fun doing it. But I paid for it all day Sunday and most of Monday. When a friend suggested I might have had heat exhaustion I looked up the symptoms and bingo! I wish I could say I learned my lesson but I have four games coming up this Saturday, they are projecting close to 100 degrees again and I am already excited about it. Maybe I will get smarter when I’m in my sixties.