Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Well I'm not doing THAT again

took the
*wheeze*
stairs
*gasp*
today . . .

Now I'm all warm.

14 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow, I'm very impressed - better you than me! ;) I have a hard enough time walking up the four flights of steps in the parking garage each day. Of course my office is on the 26th floor so I would probably be near dead by the time I reached it. What floor are you on?

JLR said...

I'm only on the sixth floor, but I do walk up from the parking garage, so that's two extra flights of stairs. Still. It's kind of sad, really.

Melissa said...

I remember when Jes and I were working together and it was getting close to her wedding and she decided to climb to the 18th floor of our building where we worked at the time. I thought she was insane! :) 8 floors is still a good workout!

MsThang said...

Maybe you can start doing 4, and then take the elevator up the other 4 lol.

Ben said...

Ahhhh... what a person won't do to avoid awkard socialization. lol.

JLR said...

Seriously. While I was catching my breath midway between the second and third floors, I decided that the morning security guard isn't as chatty as the afternoon guard, and I could probably get my timing down so that I don't have to ride up in the elevator with anyone, or at least anyone who will speak to me. At least it's not the 18th floor. I'd still be in the stairwell somewhere. I think four floors is a much more reasonable number. Or maybe I'll start with two. Actually, come to think of it, I could just take the stairs from the parking garage to the first floor and avoid the security guard, then take the elevator up the rest of the way. Yes, I think that would work. I love it when a plan comes together.

Jennboree said...

So...do you take each step one at a time or do you start sprinting, skipping every other step and then begin to see if you can skip every two steps only to find that you've ripped all leg muscles and will end up sitting on your duff the rest of the day to avoid movement?

Just wonderin'

jes said...

ah, the days when i could climb 18 flights with only a minimal amount of windedness.

JLR, i'm SO proud of you for taking the stairs. stop forming these alterior plans!

stairs! stairs! stairs!

JLR said...

Hmm. I didn't think to try the ol' "vary your steps" technique. Good suggestion, Jenn. Maybe tomorrow I'll try the two-at-a-time approach. It really is kind of sad that I can't get up the stairs without being winded. And thanks for the enouragement, Jes, who, by the way, I did not pass on the stairs this morning on my way up. And I'm not the one with the pound-o-meter on my blog.

VI said...

Just for the record... I love - love - LOVE your color scheme.

That is all.

VI said...

Oh, and if you can't make it all the way up... when it gets to be too much for you, go into the lobby of that floor and ride the elevator the rest of the way up.
Win-Win

That is all.

Night Flier said...

But just think of the calories you burn!! That's what I focus on!! Just think soon you'll be running up those stairs!!! I take 4 flights in the parking garage and then 4 in my building and can't talk for a few seconds when I sit in my office but that goes away! :)

Anyway, way to go girl!!

JLR said...

Thanks for the compliment, Torren. I wish I could take credit for it, but I didn't design it (Jes did). I did, however, give it my stamp of approval, so maybe I will take credit for it. :)

And Diane, I'm guessing your legs must be in pretty good shape, i.e. when you move your legs, your calves don't do the "calf wave." You know, like the arms of elderly women, when they wave and their hands are moving in one direction while their triceps go in the other. Yeah, my calf muscles do that. I bet yours don't.

JLR said...

For the record, I took the stairs again today. It was brutal. I got warm. I think if I'd had to go up one more floor I'd have begun to perspire for sure. So no more for me, thanks. At least, not until they start air conditioning the stairwell.