The Perks of Being a Tour Guide
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Holy moly, let me tell you... when I signed up to be a tour guide in the city of Cincinnati, I knew I'd be walking a lot; however, I wasn't active on SP when I first started back in late summer 2011, so I had no idea how many Calories I was burning when I'd be walking constantly for as many as five hours straight with nothing fueling me but adrenaline, water, and the hope of getting decent tips at the end of my tours!
Five hours of being on my feet yesterday = approximately 1000 Calories, according to SP!
I usually use my HRM for Calorie calculations, but I didn't want to wear one while working. But, even if it's a couple of hundred too high, that's still crazy! I could definitely tell how famished I was by the end of it.
With Passover ending last night, I was holding off on eating dinner after my shift ended at 7:30pm so that I could wait for sundown and finally eat something with yeast and wheat! Where did we go? Our favorite pizza place for pizza and beer!
I normally can't even fit 2 slices of pizza in me... but last night I ate three slices and had three pints of beer! I hadn't eaten since 1pm and we didn't even get to the pizza place until after 9pm! That long wait, plus being on my feet for five hours, meant I was famished!
Tour guiding = ability to consume lots without feeling like I've gone overboard. I wasn't even over-full! It was awesome, strange, and well-deserved, I think!