Friday, July 12, 2013

My Stairs Challenge

On Monday, I went out to lunch with my parents. I texted my mother to tell me when she was on the way. I did this for a reason. Sometime in the morning, I decided that it would be a swell idea to take the stairs down instead of the elevator. I'm not sure why I got that in to my head. I'm not sure why I thought that would be a swell idea. I'm not sure why I hate myself so much.


So, my parents texted me and I took the stairs. All of the stairs. ALL.OF.THE.STAIRS.

By now, you are asking, "What floor is your office?" I work on the 15th floor. Yes, you read that right. 15th floor.

I walked down 15 flights of stairs, which is actually more like 16 1/2 since there is a weird missing floor that you pass to get to the exit.

The next morning, my legs were sore. I didn't think anything of it since I had a kick my ass aqua fit class the night before (and I'm so loving this class). It wasn't until I got to work when I realized my legs (specifically my calves) hurt something awful, because I took 15 flights of stairs down.

And guess what, I did it again. In fact, I decided right then and there that I would walk down the 15 flights of stairs at least once a day during my work week (I have the Friday off).

Did I do my challenge? I'm happy to report that I did the stairs challenge once on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and twice on Wednesday. Go me! My calves are still freaking sore.

On a side note, around the 4th floor, it smells like old fish aquarium water. If you've ever had an fish tank, you know the smell. I don't know what it is or why, but I crinkle up my nose every time.

Next week, I'm going to attempt at least walking up the 15 flight of stairs to get to my office. I will continue walking down at least once a day though.

So, I pose this challenge to you. If I can do it, you can, too. Take the stairs instead of your elevator at least once next week. You can survive it.

They have little patches of red paint on the walls throughout the stairwell. Every time I see it, I think it's blood. And then, I think the zombies are alive and these were humans that didn't make it. 

GOOD LUCK!

12 comments:

  1. Yes, Kristi, UP the stairs, not down, or at least go UP and down. BTW, I go up the stairs to my office several times each day.

    Go, Kristi!

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    1. I would like to see you try 15 flights instead of what two or three flights.

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  2. It's the little things that count! Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks Allison. I will let you know how next week goes.

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  3. Kristi, take a guitar with you next time! You could end up with some musical surprises like Will F! Love him. Have you counted the stairs yet? I used to be a big step counter...as a kid. Now I wish I had some stairs in my daily routine. Only 14 or so in my house. :(

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    1. Darn...I broke my guitar jamming out with One Direction. LOL! I might have to try the counting thing.

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  4. This is a great tip to stay fit. I have to say that I take the stairs up and down to my office each time which is several times a day ... very impressive right ... but I guess I also have to say that I work on the 1st floor :-) 15 floors is impressive and I'm not sure I could do that.

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    1. Hey, I applaud you for taking the stairs. I see so many people (that look abled body enough) whom take the elevator for one flight of stairs. It's amazing to me.

      I haven't tackled the up part. I'm a little scared.

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  5. One time I decided to go up a bunch of stairs in a hotel and I could hardly move during this conference I was attending. I haven't done that ever since :/ Thanks for the cool comments on my blog. That website rocks! I might buy something from there as a reward. Let's plan a run together soon. {hugs}

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    1. Yes, I didn't realize how much muscles you use to just walk down the stairs. I literally was sore all week. I think Sunday I finally felt normal again.

      Oh we should so do that soon. I will probably start running next again and then can hopefully keep up with normal people in August. Just name the place.

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  6. Nice Kristi! What a brilliant idea! Good for you :) I've been missing your posts lately. This one is hilarious!

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    1. Thanks Maggie! Yeah, I'm trying. I still haven't attempted the UP part yet. I have today to do it. We shall see.

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