This morning Samantha picked me up at 6:15am at the park and ride near my house so we could go do a stair workout before work. Just before I left the house Warren let me know that it was pretty cold out and ask me to be careful. I have that same kind of concern for him and ask him to take care when it comes to driving the car in the winter. I feel confident with how Warren drives but I worry about black ice and also other drivers not paying attention.
I was a few minutes early so while I waited for Samantha to get me I checked my weather app to see what the temperature was. I was a bit surprised when I saw the minus in front of the 8. It has been a while since I have seen minus temperatures in Victoria. At that moment I was wishing I had a gym membership but later after we started our workout I didn’t notice the cold and was happy to be outside.
Before I got out of the car I set our workout time for 35 minutes. We then walked up the path to get to the bottom of the stairs. I then bent down to place the rocks on the log to count my repeats but the only problem was that because of the snow I couldn’t see the rocks. Samantha came up with the idea of marking the snow with a line and I could track of my repeats that way. Smart lady she is.
This was the first time I had done these stairs in the snow because in the past when was snowing or if it had snowed I would just go to the gym. I decided that for my first time going up them I would walk. I wanted to see how slippery they might be underfoot. By the time I had reached the top I had decided that they weren’t too bad and I would run the next one going up. I walked down though instead of running because that would be the safest. I have a tendency to be a bit clumsy so I was being cautious.
I have lately started to notice that when I reach the top of stairs when running them that my ears feel like they are plugged. I mentioned it to Samantha this morning and she said it could be the elevation. I didn’t realize I had that sensitive of ears but I guess I do.
In total I did 11 repeats of the stairs and felt good about our workout. It was a great way for us to start our snowy Friday.
Do your ears bother you when you run the stairs? Would you run stairs in the snow?