Blood shed on the Monon!
by, June 5th, 2009 at 10:06 PM (192 Views)
I haven't blogged much this week. I started teaching "Summer School PE" at the high school this week. For some reason the 4 hours I run around outside with my 60+ 14 AND 15 YEAR OLDS WEARS ME OUT and I go home after lunch and take a 3 hour nap (at least). I have done a decent swim workout each day, but after dinner I pass out into a coma state before I even think about turning my mac on to blog.
I am not listing my workouts this week. I know I do boring workouts that wouldn't challenge most readers of this forum, however I know there are some swimmers out there looking for these type workouts......so I will post them when my sleep schedule allows me to do so.
Today was a wild day for me; I felt like a paramedic. I taught high school Health Class and Lifeguarding/CPR for Professional Rescuers for years and today it paid off.
I was walking my 60+ Indians down the Monon Trail(rails to trails) today for a 1.5 hour walk complete with heart rate moniters and pedometers. I was at the front of our group; I suddenly heard the back of the pack screaming and calling my name. I sprinted (AFAP for a former sub 3 hour marathoner) to the back of the pack to find a woman with blood spurting from her head stumbling around aimlessly and totally out of it; my students were freaked!!! I was so proud of them......one of my charges called 9-1-1 without promting. I was trying to use the victims own hand to apply direct pressure to the deep scalp laceration (not working) and yelled out for a scarf or cloth(by then there was a small crowd of walkers, bikers, joggers) and one of my kids pulled his undershirt off and handed it to me. The under-shirt wadded up enabled me to apply the right amount of pressure to stop the spurts of blood and keep most of it off me! It took awhile for the paramedics to arrive so I talked to the women (a biker with no helmut on) and determined her mental status was okay. (she told me her name, address, and daughter's cell #) I had the responsible girl with the phone call her daughter with our location and told her she might want to come and save a ride in the ambulance.
Anyways it was a good first aid lesson for the class, and a great lesson on use of helmuts in general.
Right now I am watching a live feed of the state track meet on the big flat screen mac, drinking chardonay to de-stress from my stressful trip on the Monon(I hope the victim wasn't HIV positive cause I definitely got her blood on my hands), and thinking good thoughts of my young Indians (60+) in my class. I have already put latex gloves in my fanny pack first aid kit for Monday; I wish I would have had them today. Oh well, in life you just have to do the right thing and hope it all works out well. I really didn't even think about this till I started swimming today. I thought about it, and came to peace with it while doing this workout:
*1,500 Free warm-up (easy and breath when I want)
*400 Kick w/fins (alt dolphin and flutter on back)
*3 X 100 (50 fly/free, 50 back/free, 50 breast/free)
*9 X 125 IM (IM Roll the 50 x 2) rest 10 seconds
*200 Freestyle with paddles..smooth and easy
*8 X 50 Free alternate paddles/no paddles on 1:00
3,900 yds. not a hard workout but soothing for my adhd soul. I guess repition is good for me.
Tomorrow I am doing 100 repeats to failure. I am going early to do from distance stuff before the sprints. After swimming we are headed to Blooomington Indiana to watch the girls track team ( the youngest Bob) in the state meet.