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One thing out of many that's been bugging me lately.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

On Friday, I went to my riding lesson. It was approx. 26 degrees Celsius-hot but not too bad. It was a pretty good lesson. Towards the end however, my instructor said she was happy I'd managed to ride the entire lesson.

I replied saying that the weather kinda helped as I didn't have to worry about a re-occurrence of the heat stroke I had 2 summers ago, especially as once you've had it you're more susceptible to it. And that I find that, now when it gets really hot- say around 30-35 degrees Celsius or higher, I can't stand it as long as I could before I had the heat stroke incident.

She answered me by saying that "that's age too".

EXCUSE ME!?! If I was in my mid 30's or 40's, I could maybe understand her saying that. However, I am only 21. Also I am still in recovery mode from my bout with Cancer. I really didn't appreciate her comment, also I didn't tell her or show at all how bad it made me feel.

Thanks for being so understanding, Allison. You'd think having known me for 10 years now, you'd know me better than that.
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THATGIRL7 7/29/2013 3:53PM

    I agree with RunnerRachel - That comment from your instructor is very strange!

Telling that you are aging at 21 is a complete nonsense. The only reason I could say why she was saying this is that because she was joking, but it was obviously not the case!



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SIMONEKP 7/29/2013 6:35AM

    The comment doesn't make sense if she meant to imy that you were getting old, I think it makes more sense that she meant because you've gotten a little older, you can handle the heat a little better. Kids and the elderly are more susceptible to heat stroke.

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KING_SLAYER 7/28/2013 10:42PM

    Perhaps she only meant it to mean that you've toughened up a little as an adult??

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/28/2013 5:50PM

    What a strange comment!

You are staying active and enjoying yourself and you don't need to have people make you feel bad--you are young. Even if you were older it would be a weird comment to make. What about writing her a short note telling her how you feel?

Great job on your ride and I'm happy to hear you are recovering. Continue to do what you enjoy! emoticon emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/28/2013 5:26PM

    What a lousy thing to say! Why can't people just leave well enough alone?

I think it is awesome that you rode your whole lesson!

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MOM2ACAT 7/28/2013 3:56PM

    That would puzzle me too, at 21 I would not say you are "aging".
Maybe she was having a bad day, but that is no excuse for saying something to make you feel bad.

I am living with cancer and going through treatment, I think the fact that you are still recovering, and able to ride is awesome!

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