How many tanks does it take? That’s the key question.
Throughout this blog, you may hear me reference a “Gus Scale.” Allow me to explain.
“Gus” is what I have dubbed the small oxygen tank I carry around with me. He is about 18 inches tall and about 5 inches in diameter. I can tell you how long that tank will last on just about every setting and how far I can get with it. When you have a dyslexic immune system that confuses your lungs with germs, you have to know these things.
So whether I’m tackling a nature trail or cruising a scenic highway, I’m monitoring my oxygen and heart rate levels to make sure I’m staying within safe levels. If I can maintain my oxygen with little – or preferably no – help from Gus, the activity gets a lower tank rating, because I used less oxygen. But if if I’m running Gus hard and putting him up wet, you can bet that activity is getting a high ranking, and I’m taking a nap when I’m finished.