With this past week being Valentine’s Day, I made sure I did something that I love. Since I have decided to not water ski during the winter months, I did the next best thing exercised outdoors. I went into the city to run stairs. Seattle has steep hills creating challenging stairs to run. I was blessed with a beautiful day in Seattle and as I finished running to the top there was an amazing view of the city.
Usually when I run stairs, I will repetitively do flights of stairs. However, the view was so captivity, I had to stay and enjoy the city. While being in awe of this amazing view, I realized how much I LOVE life, I love my job as a trainer, I love water skiing, I love Seattle and I Love my family and friends. Next Valentine’s Day instead of finding the perfect gift for your loved one, make sure you DO WHAT YOU LOVE and LOVE WHAT YOU DO.
Stairs are one of my favorite forms of exercising for many reasons:
1. It gets the Heart Rate up increasing Cardiovascular and respiratory functions, making a healthy lungs and heart.
2. Stair repeats (6-10x) it s great form for anaerobic training. I love it because water skiing is all anaerobic.
3. It is a great lower body exercise especially for the thighs and gluteus. Strong legs are always a plus.
4. Climb a flight of stairs with an amazing view. This will remind you the reward is always after the hard road traveled.