|So innocent looking from afar|
Wait!!! That doesn't sound fun to you? Oh - I forgot to mention the best part of the whole experience...
|Mountain packs just aren't sexy.|
|Um. Mom. That still sounds crazy.|
On the second trip, Thursday, I went to the Dam after Avery went to bed and BEFORE the storms rolled in. My cell phone picture is awful because of the storms. I made it to J (or 10 times up and down). It was much cooler and much easier...but it got dark. LOL
Today, my awesome friend Deb offered to watch Avery (yes, again), so we could go for two hours and not worry about how Avery would handle it. We tried to treat it sort of like the climb, the goal was to do the steps for an hour, rest for 10-15 minutes, and go for another hour. I wasn't sure how I would do since I ran 14 miles yesterday (a personal distance record - if it counts despite the fact that I split it into 2 runs).
We both successfully completed BOTH hours. We made it through the letter X this time. (Anyone have a good mountain or workout related word for X? I wound up going with I'm climbing a xylophone. Not cool!)
When we got to R, we thought we'd make it to Z. Nonetheless, at the top of X, I pointed out that the smart thing to do may be to stop at the planned 2 hours and try to get the full alphabet another day. Still, 24x up and down 116 steps with 36 lbs on my back really isn't too shabby!
On a side note, all those up and downs is my excuse for forgetting to take pictures at the top of the steps. Next time, promise! We had lots of people asking us what we were doing and how freaking long we were going to keep going up and down...up and down. We actually had someone who had met us at letter P stop us in the parking lot to see if we completed the alphabet! HA!
We come home and I promptly ordered pizza, twisting Deb's arm to stay and eat it with us.
Good day! I'm tired, but not sore. And, already planning to hire a sitter to do it again next Sunday.
I saw several runners using the steps for hill repeats. Pretty freaking awesome. I told Mark that I intended to do that after the climb as one of my run workouts. Anyone want to go with me?
|I think I'm out Mom.|
Any one else do a new workout this week??
Have you ever done a workout carrying weight or utilizing stairs?
Editors note: I have not forgotten about the promised Avery's drama post. I promise I'll post it this week!