Well...I have to say that I now understand the power of the sun, the heat and the humidity.
Saturday started off quite nicely. I was playing in the Hope Volleyball tournament with a team from my company and although we didn't win very much (ok, the only game we won was by default because the other team didn't show up...but we came very close on two occasions), we had a lot of fun.
It was HOT...high heat and high humidity...I drank lots of water...so I thought.
As the paramedic so aptly put it "I'm going to guess that you DIDN'T drink enough water".
I ended up in the emergency room, not entirely able to answer the nurse's questions, throwing up more than I had any idea my body could produce and hooked up to IV fluids. For those of you who know my disdain (and that's putting it nicely) for throwing up, you'll be happy to know that I puked my way through the gravol drip and they had to move on to something a little stronger...which really makes me wonder why all that water was still in my stomach and not getting absorbed...that sure would have prevented some problems.
What have I learned?
Ontario is freaking HOT.
Humidity doesn't allow your body to cool itself very efficiently.
Heat exhaustion really sucks.
Drink more water, find more shade.
I'll post pictures later this week (of the volleyball, not the trip to the hospital...Jordan almost took pictures of our first trip to the ER...who'd have thunk it would be for me and not him?).