I thought exercise was supposed to get easier the more you did it. I have been trying to walk the Stations of the Cross here most days. Before Les’ mom died I walked it about 20 times in one month. After her mom died we spent one month in CDO so of course I was not able to walk it at all. Plus the air is so polluted in CDO that I think exercise that makes you breathe hard might actually be worse for your health than good for you. As a result I pretty much sat for a month.
We came back to Camiguin on January 21st and since then we have walked the Stations of the Cross about 4 times. We just finished walking it about an hour ago. It is a 12 mile drive from the room we are staying in to the walk and takes about 20 minutes to drive (lots and lots of curves in the road.) I stopped and got fuel for my truck after we got home so it has now been over 30 minutes since we finished walking and I am STILL breathing very heavily.
We saw about 10 foreigners on the walk while we were walking. That is by far the most we have ever seen. One of them was from Calgary. He was RUNNING down when we met him. He said he ran UP as well. He said he would see us again in a few minutes because he was going to do it AGAIN. We did see him almost at the top about 30 minutes later and he was extremely sweaty but he was still running.
I have managed to walk the path twice in one day two different times but I rested about 6 hours between walks and it STILL almost killed me.
I really need a Fitbit or some other heart monitor to see if I am getting in better shape or not. It does not FEEL like I am improving but who knows.
Les just brought me my dinner (cheesy baked potatoes that were baked, sliced then fried with onions mushrooms, bacon and lots of cheese.) I asked how she feels. She said she is all rested up so I guess it is just this old fat out of shape man who is suffering.
January has been a great month here weather wise. Pretty cool (low to mid 80’s most days) by Filipino standards without too many days of rain. I dread the start of summer here. It will be upper 90s almost everyday.
I only had 5 guys working on my house this week so it has been slow but I should have 10 guys this coming week. I will take some pics soon and post them here.