In January, I set myself the healthy challenge of always taking the stairs, particularly up and down to my 3rd floor apartment. Mid month, I checked in with an update on how I was going (here). Today is the last day of the month, so I thought I’d do a quick summary, before introducing my new healthy challenge tomorrow, for the month of February.
All up, I went down them 75 times, and up them 70 times! I took the lift when it was grocery day, one morning with a precarious load (brownies, an open bowl in my lunch bag AND it was my birthday :p) and up and down with the laden picnic basket. The most time up and down the stairs were two Mondays, where I went up and down 4 times. Oh and I went up 4 times on the birthday, the last time because of this:
For those who like numbers, I counted the stairs (once, so I could be out), and there are 62 stairs, which means by the end of today, I will have climbed 8990 stairs in a month!
Do I have buns of steel? I wouldn’t say so, but they are certainly getting easier. It’s a habit now, even as my early morning walks have worn off, I think this month’s habit can endure much longer. It’s quicker, but it’s also healthier.
How did you go with taking the stairs, those who regularly encounter them? Moonwaves?