Friday, February 4, 2011

Getting Down with the Sickness and Up & Down Stairs

Well it's a little milder today, but I just didn't feel like going out, getting tired of putting on all the gear. So I threw on some shorts and a t-shirt and said hello to my treadmill. I finally loaded up my Ipod Shuffle that I got back in December and went for a nice little run. The song that really got me going is this, something about that primal beat and angry voice, those songs always seem to push me. I'm showing the Sponge Bob version here, and I have the clean version on my ipod, not what I'd typically listen to while lounging on the couch, but for a run, I like it! The song is a little long which is great when your running, but listen to a couple of minutes and you'll get the idea.

Do you hate it or does it get your blood pumping?

I've been at my new job for over a month now and it dawned on me - hey, there are stairs in this building! Funny how that works, out of sight, out of mind, and bee lining it to the elevator without a second thought.  It seems I'm going up and down a lot during my 4 hr. shift. My desk is upstairs on the 4th floor, and we meet with clients on the main floor. So I decided to start taking the stairs up, and down, up and down, sketchy as they are. Could they be any more drab?  Dark, dingy, grey,narrow, steep, creepy. But they are my friend, as they are good for my health.Looks can be deceiving! There are 3 flights of 18stairs each, better than taking the elevator.
 and this is pretty creepy looking too,

I was surprised the first time I climbed them,the stairs, not that ladder, that I was as out of breath as I was, not panting out of breath, but still, I thought with the running, it would have been nothing to go up those stairs. Now that I've done them a few times, my breathing is easier when I get to my floor. So, other than specific workouts, do you fit little things into your day to add to your fit lifestyle or do you mindlessly take the path of least resistance?


  1. LOVE IT!!! Disturbed ... on my ipod. The Sponge Bob version ... LMAO!!!

  2. I would listen to that to run... but only in a certain mindset.

    And stairs are good :)

    What's up that ladder?

  3. Great job taking the stairs!