My 2nd Challenge: An Introduction


When you tell people you have started a challenge blog, they give you all kinds of suggestions for your next challenge. My favorite idea came from my brother. He wants me to wear an eye patch, and look like a pirate for next 13 days. No offense to pirates, but I have a hard time imagining myself as a sword fighting buccaneer on the hunt for gold. I’ve decided to walk up flights of stairs.  13 flights each day to be exact.

Why Stairs?

The Practical Reason

According to my fitness book, you can burn 470 calories per hour walking stairs. Walking up and down stairs seems like a good place to improve my physical fitness. Physical fitness is a key component of most self-help books. You must master your physical body in your quest for success.

The Philosophy Reason

Stairs take us places we want to go. For example, if I am at the book store at the mall buying another self-help book, I need to take a flight of stairs to get the department store to buy a lipstick. Stairs represent change and growth. Artists paint stairs in pictures to make us ponder and think about a journey. Stairs can be a metaphor for something that is hard but achievable.

Wish me luck on my 2nd 13 day challenge.