I’m in pain! In an effort to be more healthy, and based on the agreement that Fruitcake, Ed, Paul & I made while clubbing in Bamboo9 last week, we decided to get off our lazy asses and stick to the plan.
Paul & I woke up at 7am on Saturday, got dressed and hopped into the car. On the way, I called Fruitcake to make sure they were up and on the way too.
We drove to the
We were surprised to see so many young people among the old. Shouldn’t they be in bed after a night on clubbing on Friday? Fruitcake made a good point. These were probably not the type of people we hung out with during our clubbing days. Such different lifestyles.
Anyway the 4 of us started walking up the hill. We reached some kinda guard house and mentally prepared ourselves for a long walk. After a few minutes, Fruitcake and I were slightly winded but were glad to finally reach the top of the hill. That’s when we saw the word ‘START’ painted on the tarmac. This is the start?!! Then what was the walk up? A warm up?
Talking a deep breath, we started walking, first with Paul and Ed at the back of us. But we were too busy talking and catching up so they guys went ahead of us so that we had someone to follow in terms of pace and don’t drop too far behind.
We went up hill and downhill and up again. I said hello to some monkeys. Then we went downhill. And around a bend. Paul was wearing this Camelbac back pack which held cold water and there was a strap hanging from the bag. I kept on trying to catch up so that I can drab and hang on to the strap so he could tow me up the hill. But I couldn’t even get within 15 feet of him!
Fruitcake and I talked even less as we got more and more winded. We just concentrated on taking the shortest path possible like walking in a straight line if the patch was not too winding.
We went up and down again and we finally arrived back at the guard house where we first saw the word ‘START’. So we made it after all!
It was tough but we made it. And I’m glad we made it. It felt good too. Tiring but the fresh air was such a great change.
We drove around the corner to Jaipur where we heard had great tosai for breakfast.
But I’m in so much pain now. From my hips to my outer thigh to my calves. They really hurt especially after I’ve been seated for a while and get up to walk.
But its good pain and we’re planning to make the walk a weekly affair. It was tough waking up in the morning but once you’re out there, it feels like such a waste to sleep the morning away. We completed the 5km walk on Saturday. We’ll aim for the 9km course after a few more times of going.
Fruitcake and I were just saying that the very fact that we’re doing the walk showed just how much our lifestyle was changing. In our previous life, we’d be going home at 7am AFTER clubbing and not up and ready for a walk.