I mentioned it in the 'peppers' post, adjusting or acclimatising to living so far above sea level is very real. The air is dry and thin. The lack of air and humidity will most definitely effect you. One of the most important things you can do is to drink a ton of water. I am very tiny and have found myself drinking 40-70 ounces of water every day. (Can you even imagine...all the rest rooms I have 'visited' are lovely!) You have to or you will get dizzy, start cramping up, get headaches, have heart palpitations. It is a way of life. So, we are 1/2 way into week 3 here in Colorado Springs, and I am making the adjustments. BK sits by the sink, waits, and will have himself a long tall drink of water. It's interesting. Here is how Wikipedia describes a the effects of living in a high altitude on humans:
These pics, are you ready, were taken from the parking lot of our Super Target (love super Target)! This is the range of mountains I wake up to every morning. I am finding that the first word out of my mouth in the morning seems to be, 'Wow'...everyday.