I live in an area barely six feet above sea level.
The scientific explanation of how all this affects one is beyond me. All I know is that it sure makes a difference.
The bakers among us know that recipes must be altered. Boxed cake and muffin mixes come with directions for high altitude.
Exercising in a higher altitude also requires adjustment. I’ve noticed that if I slow my pace, drink a lot of water and lower my expectations I can have an enjoyable walk.
Since I am walking in a mountainous area as opposed to my usual flat as a pancake terrain different muscles are being called into action.
Walking downhill is much more fun than walking uphill. In many, but not all, ways it is easier. I don’t exert nearly the energy walking downhill but it does require that I pay attention so as not to tumble down the road gaining speed and momentum like a runaway snowball.
Walking downhill makes it necessary for me to walk deliberately.
The older I get (and believe me it seems to be happening quicker than I thought possible) the more I realize adjustments need to be made on a regular basis.
Tomorrow’s post will contain some life lessons I’m learning from all of this.
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