This Blog Post was originally published on the platform "writelier" (formerly "co-writers" and "200wordsaday"). Sadly the blogging platform was discontinued. I downloaded all my blog posts and prepared them to be republish them here.
Today about half of our company group went hiking.
We started at nine am with breakfast at an inn before we started the trip around the Stubenberge See. Two routes were offered.
A "shorter one" with about two and a half hour walking and a second with about an hour more to walk.
As these company hiking trips are normally for the whole family, multiple couples showed up with their kids. Boths routes weren't suitable for prams. A coworker took his toddler on his back with a special backpack.
I took the shorter route as I wasn't sure how I would cope with the load of the trip, as you know, I am definitely not the fittest person alive.
According to my heart rate monitor, we had a distance of about 8 kilometres, but I have to say that I started a little bit late with the tracking. Two hours and 43 minutes of walk time, including rests and about 260 meters of hight to climb.
As I was in elementary school in the same place, I knew parts of the route and knew that the first and center part would be a pretty steep climb. The center one had the most altitude difference of about 180 meters.
My max heart rate was 189 bpm (96%) and my average at 143 bpm (73%), so most of the time I wasn't crazily "under pressure". If I am doing my cardio and strength training I'm at similar levels.
After the trip, we settled at the same inn again and had a large lunch. I think I don't need to say that we probably ate all the calories that we burned again.
Such trips show me that I definitely need to work on my stamina. Not that it is completely bad, but it needs to be better. Time to go back to the gym regularly again.