May 27, 2013 in fitness, health
It’s almost the end of the 5th month of this year and I haven’t started a fitness regime, I started well religiously doing exercises at home, but I lost momentum. So I was very happy when an old colleague invited us along for a hike.
The trail we would be doing would be a 4 1/2-hour hike, we took the Manganese Mine route, which starts at Constantia Nek and ends at Chapman’s Peak.
According to the hiking book it is, “strenuous only because of its duration, this walk affords splendid land and sea views. In addition, you can explore a fascinating old mine which penetrates all of 84m into the mountainside…”
On the day of the hike we were blessed with beautiful weather it was definitely the last taste of summer that day. We started at Constanstia Nek, then progressed to Vlakkenberg and carried on from there.
The walk started relatively mild until we reached the inclines, boy was I huffing and puffing. We liberally took breaks along the route and marvelled at the beautiful views.
We finished the hike in about 5 hours.
The next day I felt all that walking, in my calf, thighs, lower abs and glutes. It was an awesome experience just being outdoors and being physically active.
Check out the beautiful pictures.
My next fitness adventure will be Dragonboat racing, hold thumbs for me.