It’s freezing cold in Chicago. Yesterday, it was 19 degrees out, but felt like something like -5 with the crazy wind. And right now as I sit in this coffee shop next door to my apartment, I see snow falling lightly outside. That’s too cold for this Florida girl to go running outside, especially in Vibram 5-Fingers (just not warm enough, sorry!).
So, doing stair running work-outs is a great indoor cardio for me to do. In my new building (with something like 9 floors), I have plenty of distance to at least get through the winter, running up and down. And it requires no more equipment than my stairwell and what I normally use for running (shoes, proper clothing, headband and music). So…yeah.
Yesterday, while I was off-line, I decided the challenge this week was to get in one stair running workout before Sunday ends.
And I managed to do it this morning. By some miracle, I remember to go do the stair running first thing this morning.
Challenge #1 made and met! That’s a good start to the new year, I’d say.