|Is it normal to love a staircase?|
The above picture I took today at the college, that is half a flight and there are 4 flights, so 8 of those.
I realize I talk about stairs on here A LOT, I can't help it, they are my other lover ♥
I've run them more than usual this week (3× since Monday, usually do them 1× a week) and I ran them back to back today/yesterday. There are a few reasons for this:
1) The Mood Boost~ I've always known that running stairs makes me happy, but the change I had on Monday from before stairs to after, Crazy. Made my whole week better :D
2) Stress Release ✌~ I guess this is kind of the same as the above, but it deserves two spots. Some people meditate or do yoga every morning to clear there head, I think 10 minutes of stairs every morning would give me better results .
3) Intensity~ I've been pushing myself hard this week in order to quickly get back to pre-holiday form. Lots of high intensity and resistance stuff. Stairs definitely fit the bill.
Result~ Weight on Sunday Morning: 128, Weight When I Woke Up Today: 122.5 Mostly letting go of water retention I'm sure, but I am ecstatic nonetheless.
4) Winter Session: Less undergrads around for the next few weeks so I am taking advantage of it. When the Fall/ Spring semesters are in session I only go up there on Friday-Sunday when there are less people around. I will probably go 2-3 × a week while it is quiet.
Today I did a quick 20 on the stairs, yesterday 25 . Later I will probably run a few miles on the tready (or not to be rested for the 5k tomorrow :D), a little spin, W1 D3 push-ups, plank, maybe some BodyRock.TV.
I took some video with my phone while running up the stairs today, but. . . it looks like something from a horror movie, it's very dark and shaky (like the blair witch project) and you just hear steps and heavy breathing. . . creepy.
I think taking two steps at a time is helping lengthen my stride a bit (a good thing for me bc mine has always been on the short side, like people would always point it out in H.S./ College and I hated it.) I'm feeling a lot more effortless on those sets, I FLY up them ☺
❅ It was snowing on my walk back, beautiful and peaceful ❅