And here’s the invitation to my party. It’s early, so you’ll have time to shop. Or train. Whatever.
Climbing stairs is a great thing. I have a three story townhouse, so it’s a little bit of necessity for me. After I had knee surgery a couple of years ago, I was glad for the stairs. I got to practice walking properly. It forced me to bend my knee, it was good strengthening for my quads. Whether I liked it or not, I had to do…therapy.
I tell me clients to take the stairs instead of taking the elevator. NEWSFLASH**If you work on the 25th floor, you don’t have to do all 25 flights; you can take a couple of flights and then get on the elevator. Walk on the escaltor. Take the stairs two at a time. Run up the stairs. It’s easy to add a little more exercise into your day if you’re time pressed. Be practical.
So here’s the invitation: start now and let’s get ready for the 6th Annual Fight for Air CLIMB in Tampa. March 26, 2011 (that’s the day before my birthday. Bring cake, please.) It’s 42 floors, 914 steps. If you sign up before 1/1/11 it’s a mere $15. They ask that you raise a minimum of $100 for the American Lung Association, a relatively easy goal.
So what do you say? Care to join me? I’ll be forming a team…more details to come. If you’re not local, come for a visit! There will be a party, and we will be eating cake!
11/40 I will use the stairs to help get my glute and thigh strength back to where it needs to be. And I’ll channel that energy into doing something positive for somebody else!
And it will all lead up to a fun competition and a party! Are you in?