Ok, well, I’m sure you meant “hiking”.
Read your remarks about feeling out of shape. Hikes like this will get you back in shape! More generally, when you first start back after a period of inactivity, it usually feels like you’ll never get back to where you were. But that’s a false feeling. The trick is to start slowly and be patient. It’ll take a little while, but don’t get discouraged. Keep doing your exercises regularly, even if the level of activity is much less intense than when you were at your peak. Then suddenly one day you’ll make a leap forward and you’ll start feeling like you’re getting it back, and then you can start ratcheting up.
It also helps to have goals. What do you want to get in shape for? A particular race or hike or something at a fixed time can help you stick to it. If not that, then set a goal for the exercises themselves, like you want to get to a certain level by a certain time. Make it at least three or four months away so you have time to ramp up. Having workout partners or taking classes helps, too. You said you can’t afford the gym right now, well, you’ve got the Great Outdoors at your disposal!
Main thing is to enjoy the sense of getting in shape.
Ha oops... just corrected it to hiking.
Thanks for the advice! I will keep all of that in mind and do my best :)
Too bad you can't make it down here this weekend. Would love to hear about your adventures in SE Asia!
I wish I could make it and catch up with everyone!
We miss you! I got to chat with your dad a little bit today while he was running starts :)
aww miss you too! they told me you were there!! wish I coulda been there!