It was another hot day. I was trying to tell myself that excuse is enough for me not to exercise. But unfortunately or fortunately I can recognize lame excuses so I went for a hill climb.
It is interesting how I start out with the goal of going to the top but mid walk I think it is hot or this is not the day. Last week I used the real excuse that my legs were tired but that excuse was past its expiration date. I decided to go to the top.
Compared to other days I was going to do it without a rest. I was going to walk a little slower on the places that were relatively flat. I made it!
Actually these poor police officers were having to train today. They had packs and full uniforms. (I was in shorts.) The man in the second picture in the foreground with three “stars” was in charge. Everyone was taking a rest. (I thought it was everyone.) That man started to go back down the hill and another police officer followed. It turns out a young police officer was still down the hill. He was stuck standing on some steps with his pack. I felt for him. It is embarrassing to be the lone guy out struggling when everyone else is at the rest stop.
To end this story, I was feeling pretty good about myself. I did the hill. I accomplished something but then Japan being Japan I was outdone by people not only climbing the hill but with packs and full uniforms. I didn’t even have a stretcher with me. What a loser!
I did meet one of these though.