What I Learned from my 2nd Challenge

For the last 13 days,  I have been climbing stairs.   I’ve learned a few things.

1. Take one flight at a time

It is pretty easy to get discouraged when standing  at the bottom of 13 flights of stairs. The trick is to get started and only focus on one small step at a time. The first few days of climbing stairs were really hard. I wanted to quit after flight four. This leads me to the second thing I’ve learned.

2. It easier to do something hard with another person.

I was lucky, because my hubby came with me. He also did the 13 day challenge and  climbed 13 flights of stairs each day beside me.  When I got tired, he would tell me to keep going.

3. Some people are going to laugh at you. It happens.

Some folks will look at you funny when you are trying to improve yourself. The trick is to ignore them. We had more than one person tell us where the elevator was while climbing up and down the stairs at the hotel.

My new challenge starts tomorrow. It will be another 13 days to a better me. I’m excited.

Climb the Stairs

Quote of the Day

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
– Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

 

Obsessing

I’ve been climbing stairs for six days now. I’ve defiantly become more aware of stairs. They seem to be everywhere. Any time, I see a pair of stairs I make a mental note. I might want to come back and climb them. For example, we had to go to a large sporting good store. They had a lovely set of stairs with a large aquarium  to look at while you climbed. I climbed up and down 13 times while the hubby looked for his item. In the end, he decided it was too expensive, and I got to know the fishes in the tank next to the stairs very well. In case you are wondering, no one ask you what you are doing when you climb up and down and up and down.  It is very large sporting store and folks are too busy looking at their tents and fishing bait to care.

The View from the Top

The fun thing about walking flights of stairs is you can find new places to walk. So far,I have climbed  stairs at my in-law’s house, a local high school, the mall and a fancy  hotel. My favorite place  has been the fancy hotel. The Accountant and I just walked into the hotel like we belonged there.  The lobby was beautiful with fresh flowers and plush furniture. The hotel staff was friendly and the decor was modern.  However, the stairs were a different matter. They were kind of hard to find and were painted in that 1970’s red color you see in old photos.   We had to walk down several hallways before we even found the stairs. The stairs were located inside, but did not have heating. They were very cold. It was like they cut the heating to save a few dollars.  Apparently, people who pay $200 a night for a hotel room take the elevator.  The view was nice at the top of the stairs. It was a fun adventure.

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