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Training Log: jools

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Step into Life group3 2:50:00
  run1 1:04:42 6.23(10:23) 10.03(6:27)
  home strength session1 45:00
  Total4 4:39:42 6.23 10.03
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Tuesday Feb 25 #

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Today I went walking with a friend who wants to get fit and lose weight. We had walked this route about 3 weeks ago. We met at the corner of Trotting Terrace and Cassinia Drive where we left our cars.
Walked up the bitumen path that goes through the Wildflower Drive map, then along the channel track towards the power line track, which was our walking route back to the cars. The southwestern end of the power line track is very steep and rough, and my friend slipped on the dry gravel and landed on her backside. Not a highly dramatic fall, but she couldn’t weight-bear through her left ankle, and was stuck, sitting on this rough track in the hot sunshine. She had difficulty shuffling across 12 metres to the shade, but together we managed this eventually. I was so glad that I had my phone and a water bottle, because we needed both.
Rang for an ambulance, and it became a rescue type situation because of the rough terrain even though we were 100m from a main road!
The paramedic arrived in an SUV vehicle (AWD) in less than 30mins and splinted my friend’s ankle, which was showing a little swelling, but no obvious signs of anything else except that she said her ankle felt like there were a ‘things out of place’. After a big effort from her, my friend got into the back of the vehicle and we were driven 250m along the track to the normal ambulance, and an SES crew who’d also come in their truck.
My friend went to the emergency dept and was diagnosed with 2 fractures in her ankle, requiring surgery to pin her bones.
You never know when you’ll need the emergency services, and it’s pretty important to have membership cover for ambulance services. I learned a few useful things over this scenario, and felt pretty useless providing first aid even though I’ve done a remote area first aid course. I suppose the main issue for my friend was to get into the shade, and we had to explain clearly our location to the emergency service. The gps locating app on my phone didn’t provide accurate latitude and longitude, so I ended up running the tracks to provide the approx distance and terrain description for them. I was impressed with the emergency services’ response.

Monday Feb 24 #

Step into Life group (Tone up) 1:00:00 [3]

Blue resistance bands session

Sunday Feb 23 #

home strength session 45:00 [3]

Worked on a home gym session this morning while Insiders was on TV. Tried to use combinations of compound resistance exercises that worked inner core, outer core while moving. The challenge was to make it a well balanced session. I think it was ok, except for the interrupting phone call from a daughter wanting advice about which senators to write letters to about some legislation before the parliament. Just added to the challenge!

Saturday Feb 22 #

Step into Life group (Powerflex) 1:00:00 [2]

Stretch session - needed after the run this morning.

run 1:04:42 [3] 10.03 km (6:27 / km)
shoes: Black mizuno

Ran along the creek and back with the Step into Life group early this morning. Nice jog with Glenda.

Friday Feb 21 #

Step into Life group 50:00 [3]

Attended the early morning boxkick session, to make up for not going last night to tone up.

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