However when I am hiking around Yellowstone I feel like I am old and completely out of shape, gasping for breath on even a short walk. I really can not be too hard on myself though, because coming from Minnesota, where the elevation is pretty close to sea level, it is hard to get use to the thin oxygen of Yellowstone which is at 7000 feet above sea level or higher. The good thing is that when I return from Yellowstone the hiking around home seems so much easier.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sky Watch: Yellowstone Sky
Running around Yellowstone is one of my favorite things in the world to do but it can also be very tiring. I am not the kind of person that you find out jogging or at the gym, but I do spend a lot of time hiking around in parks between April to December. This, and the low carb diet that I maintain due to the diabetes, keeps me in reasonable shape.