Last week Dave the trainer mentioned making me run some stairs, so I told him about the local long staircase up the hill near my parents’ house. The stairs are concrete and divided up into three flights of around 50 steps each. At each landing, there’s a little bench to sit on. I’m guessing the stairs were put in around the time of the trolley (i.e. a long time ago) and there’s no way they’d put them in again. They’re good exercise, though, and Dave had me run them three times last week. First one stair at a time, second two stairs at a time, third time three at a time. I thought I was going to throw up the third time. This was interspersed with odd calisthenics, pushups, dips using the benches, lunges up the hill, etc. Well, we did it again today, and I can’t believe I did better today. If anyone wants to join us, just look for “Summit Dr at Summit Pl” on maps.yahoo.com and be there on Tuesday around 6:30PM.
Did I mention the young mom who was there with her little girl on her back who did the stairs three times? (She was making me look foolish, so I did the stairs 4 1/2 times.)