I have done 2 more things to make myself take the stairs more at work.
The first is that no matter how tired or sleepy I am in the mornings (which makes me NOT want to take the stairs), I just take one step at a time (and I know there are exactly 29 steps between floors) and do this each time I need to go up.
The 2nd thing is that I created an exercise routine of climbing up and down 2 floors on both sides of the building as part of an interval training program. I have completed it once and it was fun. I’d like to do it at least twice a week when I am at work and if I am not doing other exercise routines. 2 months ago
This week brought back my stairs goal, and I’m still struggling to the third floor.
I manage to go up two times a day.
So, one more week to see if the fourth floor is within reach without pain. 2 months ago
I did quite well going up to the third floor until I had to stop on Thursday because I felt so tired – well, the infection will be going down soon and I’ll take up my goal again after my vacation week.
It snowed again today! Snow everywhere!3 months ago
This week saw me going up to the third floor – two times a day even.
I’ll keep that for next week as I don’t think the fourth floor is already within my reach – after my ski vacation it will be within reach.
A lot of people have been asking about my knee at work and cheering me on! 3 months ago
My stairs goal is showing smaaaall progress!
I manage to go up to the 2nd floor quite well now – two times a day even – and just might be able to go to the third floor next week.
I’m sure it looks fun to my younger team member passing me by but no one has made fun of me yet :-) 3 months ago
I managed to run up 8 flights of stairs at work..
Then lazily walked up the last 4. Heh.
It’s a start! 3 months ago
I walked down the stairs every day, every time.
And I walked up the stairs, though only to the first floor, every day, though only once.
A very small start, but a start.
The plan is to go up to the second floor next week. Maybe even tow times daily. Perhaps3 months ago
I take the stairs to my office on the 3rd floor, and to my classroom on the 4th floor. Whenever I take transit, I avoid the escalator and take the stairs instead! 4 months ago
This week, I walked up the stairs – to the first and second floor – three times.
And down from the fifth floor every day, most of the days two times.
It’s not quite what I wanted but it’s a start.
More is to come :-) 4 months ago
One thing I’ve realized on my vacation are there have been lots and lots of stairs to climb. Whether visiting temples, caves, or traveling through National Parks, all the scenic places I have visited so far have had them. I am getting quite a workout. 4 months ago
How I did it: I grew up in a house with many stairs, on a hill, so it was necessary to take the stairs regularly. When I went to college, many of my classes were on different levels (in different buildings), and the dorms I lived in had no elevators. All this made it easy for me to get in the habit of using stairs everywhere I go.
Probably the most memorable time I "took the stairs" was up to a 41st-floor apartment in Manhattan: I'd assumed the apartment number meant the 4th floor, but when I got to the 4th floor it became obvious from the numbering that I'd have another 37 floors to go. Not being one to back down, I "just kept going" until I got there, though with several pauses for breath as I got closer. Read how I did it… 4 months ago
I think I’m getting more stair fit. Time to step it up (bad pun intended) a bit and try and incorporate more flights of stairs into my day in the new year. 5 months ago
was the first day I walked down all five flight of the stairs since the dizziness started.
I think I can do that – and it’ll be a long time until I can go up those stairs again.
But I will, again, in a few months. Ha. 5 months ago
There are several different stairs goals and I thought about what I would like to accomplish with them. So my first goal will be to “take the stairs” the equivalent of walking up 10 floors which means walking up my 1 flight of stairs at work 10 times. I hope to get this done today. 5 months ago
My whole office is located over three floors (and another meeting room 2 floors down again). While I wouldn’t say I’m traipsing up and down stairs all day I usually go up and down at least once a day. I would like to get to the point where I can do it without my legs hurting and without raising my heart beat. And then I’d like to be able to run up and down the stairs. This is just going to be a case of doing a little bit every day and getting better. 6 months ago
I went down all five floors twice a day every workday this week.
It works just fine.
I think I might start climbing up a few stairs on Monday!
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I restarted my stairs project today!
First phase: Going down the stairs.
I managed that once today, from the 5th floor!
7 months ago
I took the stairs every day!
I can’t get up to the fifth floor yet, but I got there before and I’ll manage again :-)
Just keep on trying! 13 months ago
So, my cold is nearly over.
I took the stairs at least once a day on most days – whenever I felt I could.
Today is my starting back day. I managed to get up to the third floor…
I hope to be back in the habit in no time!
picture via pinterest13 months ago