Friday, February 21, 2014
The conclusion on whether I achieved 300 flights in one day.
I'm summarizing part 1&2 of my personal altimeter record for those that can't access SP videos on their devices.
We took a trip to New Orleans and arrived at a high rise hotel for our stay (49 flights of rooms, 51 to the roof). I thought it was a good time to attempt 300 flights of stairs in one day...my previous record being 200 flights. I made a valiant effort but came up short. By 144 flights, lol. It was very doable for the 1st 100 flights. It was challenging but doable. I found I could do about 36 flights of stairs in 15 minutes. After 100? Meh. I was having to stop every one and half flights to catch my breath. All told? I got 156 flights which was no small feat. So I'm proud of myself. Besides, it leaves me another day to challenge myself again. Maybe 2. Or 3. I might drag this one out a bit. Because the next challenge after 300? 400. Oy.
Also? I was in New Orleans for business and pleasure. So, after I got 156 flights of stairs I took myself on a self-guided walking tour and then I went to the convention I was there for. That day afforded me 20,000+ steps so no worries...I definitely got my exercise in.
The week after, we headed out to Orlando. Again, for work but this time only the husband had to work. The boy and I were there to play. We went to Hollywood Studios and Epcot. This trip was good for 20,000+ steps a day too. Good, good times.
While we we were gone, we got hit by quite a bit of snow (by our regional standards). My pet sitter had to 4 wheel drive it to my house but she shared some pics with me that I got to enjoy while lounging by the pool at the resort, lol. We did get to enjoy one day of snow. When we left, we had to high-tail it out of town because the 2nd wave of weather brought ice all along our preferred route to Orlando. We had to go the long way around with the ice following us about 50 miles back.
Today my goal is 5000 steps and 30 minutes of yoga. My quads are very tender from Wednesday's trail workout. I've done very well keeping my momentum from vacation with 10,000 steps a day. But today I will conserve. For why? Tomorrow is 24 miles of the Silver Comet Trail. Sa-zah! I might have a record week.
Before leaving for sunnier outlooks.
While we were relishing sunnier outlooks.