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no time for a run...time to improvise...


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Time constraints, didnt meet my weekly goal but I did lose 2 lbs which is more important right now. I have to leave for work really quick, i am afternoon shift so.... i have to come up with something intense and will strengthen my legs for a more powerful run later next week.

How about the "rememberance stair run"?

With 2 35lb dumbbells, I instantly re-gained 70 of my 103 lb loss back and then run the stairs the best I can. Needless to say the quads are ROCKIN'. 20 up/down intervals and I am ready to throw up the white flag (or just throw up). Not only a great workout for my legs that's fast and intense but also a good way to remember what life was like "back then"

*** THE CHALLENGE ***



***READY TO WOO HOO ***


Part of moving forward is the ability to look back.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WANNABTHIN53 2/1/2011 9:43PM

    WOW what an inspiratiom you are.

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WVDEB717 1/30/2011 1:08PM

    You are an inspiration!!

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SCHNEBL 1/29/2011 8:04AM

    Good grief! I am so motivated reading this I wish I had stairs in my house!

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ADAMST3 1/27/2011 7:57AM

    Symbolism at its best! Great brain food today! emoticon

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MOMMINATOR 1/24/2011 11:21AM

    I am impressed. I am sure I would have been in the throwing up category.
Way to get done what needs to get done.
Proving once again why YOU ROCK!

Have a super week!

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CELEST 1/24/2011 11:14AM

    Love love love doing stairs. Enjoy emoticon

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RUNNER4LIFE08 1/24/2011 9:36AM

    I love stair running! Great way to really work those legs when you can't get out for a run. Awesome job!

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EDWINA172 1/24/2011 5:54AM

    WOW! What a workout!

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REEKU731 1/23/2011 11:35PM

    Killer workout my friend!! I bet your quads were feeling *fabulous* after that one!!!

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JEANNETTE59 1/23/2011 5:11PM

  emoticon I'm impressed!

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LOGOULD 1/23/2011 8:15AM

    AWESOME! You give a whole new meaning to the phrase "Hindsight is 20/20 vision!"

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KT-NICHOLS-13 1/23/2011 7:33AM

    Brilliant!

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BRE7482 1/23/2011 2:13AM

    Oh wow! That's really awesome!

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CABUSBEY 1/22/2011 11:47PM

    Wow! What an awesome, incredible, and inspiring idea!!!

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CHICKIEMAUI 1/22/2011 11:34PM

    You are so motivating!!! I love that when you are about out of time you still find the time!! You look wonderful!!

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PELESJEWEL 1/22/2011 10:57PM

    WoW!! You totally ROCK -- I love this blog! Profound when you stop to think about it - usually people who have lost the weight don't ever want to look back and you are staring your weight lost dead in the eye, saying TAKE THAT!! Booyah!! emoticon

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MYLIFESONG 1/22/2011 10:43PM

    Great job on improvising! Congrats on your 2 pound loss!
Hooray!
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DARLENEK04 1/22/2011 9:03PM

  Oh dear....I probably couldnt lift 70 pounds....LOL

Darlene

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DETERMINED_SOUL 1/22/2011 8:26PM

    emoticon It is amazing what one can accomplish after this journey!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 1/22/2011 7:21PM

    I sometimes do stairs as a workout, but don't know how to accurately track it in the exercise tracker, especially if carrying something. Any ideas?

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MIMOTOGO 1/22/2011 6:37PM

    emoticon keep up the great work!

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KAMAPERRY 1/22/2011 6:32PM

    You continue to amaze me!! What a workout, my thighs burn just thinking about it! Way to go on the loss!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/22/2011 5:37PM

    LOVE IT!!! Stairs are KILLERS. Then - add the weight........ooooh eeeeey! Great idea...great job!!

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ALYSSAMICHELLE5 1/22/2011 3:57PM

    Wow! Now THAT'S intense! I applaud you for doing that! I don't know if I could :) Great job!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/22/2011 3:30PM

    wow!!! i so wish i could do stairs,,,,but we got a ps3 today, with ea sportsactive. i used my kids' so i know i can do some of the stuff

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 1/22/2011 3:07PM

    Now THAT is an impressive workout! Great job on improvising, staying focused, and keeping your goals in mind!

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JENJESS48 1/22/2011 2:57PM

    Wow, that's just impressive. I'm grateful that I can now get up the 8 flights of stairs at work without feeling like I'm going to die - and that's just me, no weights.

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NEWRUNNINGSHOES 1/22/2011 2:43PM

    Great idea and way to improvise, Robert. I am so doing this!

Pam

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ELAOPET 1/22/2011 2:28PM

    HAHAHA I was saving my 3 flights of stairs for when the weather was not friendly, but it never occurred to me to CARRY something - sounds cruel man! I've noticed that about my guy Sparks - you're all brutally cruel to yourselves LOL
Excellent idea, grand! have a good work day!
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KAREN_NY 1/22/2011 2:23PM

    An inspiring step (or more like a leap!) outside the box! Rock the day,
K:)

PS - thanks for stopping by my blog today too! gotta love that reinforcement. :) :) :)

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ADKONKLE 1/22/2011 2:05PM

    Oh I am so going to do that right now. You just gave me the push.

Only 20's but that will do. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Runday.

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P0KERS0PH 1/22/2011 1:57PM

    I'd probably end up tripping up or falling down the stairs!
Hopefully you are more steady on your feet lol

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LAGREBE 1/22/2011 1:41PM

    Very creative! Love it!

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OHSOCOOLLISA 1/22/2011 1:41PM

    Mercy! You go!
I don't trust myself to run up or down the steps, but to haul 70 pounds...WOW!
Awesome for you for finding the alternate route and making it work!

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CBAILEYC 1/22/2011 1:38PM

    My legs just did a sympathy quiver LOL Totally awesome!
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C~

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PIXIEMOM13 1/22/2011 1:36PM

    Woot, go you!

Heh I ought to do something similar... try and do some stairs or a run carrying as close as I can to the 32 lbs I've lost so far.. hmmm....

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HANSRICO 1/22/2011 1:27PM

    Nice improvise! It's a First Grader you were carrying! emoticon

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