Monday, July 19, 2010
I talked to Yahoo several times and I don't know what changed but I am getting notifications, articles, etc. from this web site now! I had 300 I am working on. It is like Christmas in July.;snow might be nice....cool things off a little.
Had to close the pool due to lightning and we anxiously waited for rain....NONE! It quit before it got to Hurley. We re-opened the pool and no one came so we life guards got to play!
My triathlon is going to be tough. You can view details if you google Dam It Man Triathlon. There is 1400 feet of climbing in the bike portion! My butt hurts already and I am just thinking about it! I am liable to lose a pound or two and I bet I am not the only one. LOL
Sunday, July 18, 2010
From time to time I come up with a certain thought or two that float through my mind and stick for more than a day. I take this as a sign that I really need to pay attention to them. Recently I have had the what if bug so here goes.....
What if I hadn't had A Plastic Anemia as a kid?
*Might have learned to swim earlier
*Might have had more friends, been able to go to school, normal kid stuff
*Would NOT have been as stubborn, competitive, or much of a "fighter", not in the fist fight way
What if I had not been athletic?
*Would not have worn out knees
*Different set of friends
*Probably better grades, concentrated on class just enough to get by
*Would not have run/sprinted with World Class times and runners
What if I had not gained weight?
*Would not have found breast cancer in time
*Would not have quit drinking
*Would not have met the best PA-C in the world
*Would not have a road bike
*Would not know anything about Triathlon
*Would not have learned to swim............
I came to the realization that being over weight caused me to take a close look at my life and my health. I have worked so hard and changed so many things/habits in my life. I no longer take my health for granted and yes I still have a long way to go. I am eager to keep challenging myself and to keep working on the masterpiece that I am planning to become. A masterpiece to me...a me that I am proud of, sure of, content with.
I am me and I am capable! What if I had not found this site and all of the beautiful people here? Now that is a what if for another day. One I choose NOT to think about at this time.
What are your most important What Ifs?
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Today started out very overcast and a chilly 71 degrees. Needless to say, no one was very thrilled with the idea of swim lessons. Being a hardy breed (Yeah Right!) we jumped in the water and taught classes for three hours. At noon when we opened for general swim it was a fight to see who got to guard first. The sun was out and we were all frozen. I won!
At the end of my fifteen minutes, I commented to the other guard that we needed to check the chemicals in the water because the water was getting a little cloudy. We decided that we would check it on break which was thirty minutes away. We checked and the chlorine was a little low and we went to remedy the situation and the day took a turn for the worse.
The pump turned off, we removed the cap on the chlorinator and commenced opening chlorine tablets and feeding them into the chlorinator. It was really empty and can hold up to about 25 tablets. We had added 19 when I stepped out of the pump room because 5 kids arrived to swim. I was standing by the door when one guard asked the other "What is that noise" and then they both flew out of the pump room and a mighty explosion followed!
We hit the deck and three more explosions. We cleared the pool, I slammed the door and we moved outside of the pool area, called maintenance, etc. We had to call EMS and get checked. I had an asthma attack from chlorine gas as did another guard. We all three got some burns. We had to fill out reports at the town hall and while the EMS was checking us, another gentleman staggered through the door and collapsed with a heart attack! He saw EMS and stopped which was a good thing for him.
SOOOOOOOOO, I am going to survive I believe. My neck and face are not burned badly enough to scar I hope. I am in one piece physically even though mentally is questionable. Tomorrow is another day...don't know if they will get the pool fixed and open but if they do...I AM NOT ADDING CHLORINE!
Hope you all had a better day than I did. (((Sending SKINNY Vibes))) and hugs and kisses to all.
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