11.07.2008

Working Out Without Leaving my Building

I woke up to rain this morning.

And I had to be at work an hour earlier than usual.

So I had to make my workout short and meaningful and not outside (rain makes me melt).

So I took on the stairs (not all of them).

I worked between the 5th and 8th floor. I channeled into my old high school track days where our coaches made us do stair exercises on snowy days.

Here's how it goes...

-Regular climb
-Every other stair
-Facing the right
-Facing the left
-Facing the right every other stair
-Facing the left every other stair
-Backwards climb
-Backwards every other climb

I did each of those going up and then back down. Then I did them all again. In high school, we had to do every 3 steps also, but the stairs in my building are particularly steep.

That took me 20 minutes, and let me tell you... I was exhausted by the end. My legs and butt were burning and I was dripping with sweat.

... I think I just found my new favorite rainy-day workout.

3 comments:

The Lazy Triathlete said...

Nothing like making your butt burn on a rainy day!!! Glad you did not melt.

Karen said...

Way to keep the weight from going up.

STAIRS!! Don't think my knees would be able to take it.

Mike said...

Nice job! Way to improvise!

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