I went to my grandson Isaac’s soccer game yesterday. It was in San Francisco so I tried to gauge the weather since it is often different than Alameda where I live. It was supposed to top out at 68 degrees. I wore jeans and a light long sleeve top. I took a sweater just in case. We went to breakfast first and the sweater was necessary.
At the game, I sat on the faux grass for 1 ½ hours in the sun. I have always been a sun person and I do not wear a hat or sunscreen, to the chagrin of a couple of people.
When we went to leave, I got up and felt a couple of steps away from faint. I walked slowly and then knew I needed to sit for a second. Everyone asked why and then offered water, something I had not consumed during the game. I walked again and was very light headed. I felt relief once I was in the car.
It had gotten hotter than anticipated and it has been a long time since I have sat in the sun. In fact, it has been years. I am not a water drinker except at meals.
My body has changed since my lifestyle has changed.
I am still learning.