Wow… What a great month! Finishing up strong and making strong gains.
This month’s challenges of 1) Do something athletic 6 days out of the week and 2) a subgoal of climbing at least 2500 vertical feet are completed. For the sub goal of climbing 2500 ft. I did 3 sessions of 40 stairs at 20 vertical feet per stair climb. That with all the additional stairs I do in a month, I climbed the needed 2500 ft. The stairs were run at the Collingswood High School. There were some amazing sunsets the last two days which almost make me sad to have to end the month… I may be going back. The stair days were the most challenging days of the challenge. 2 out of the 3 days, my friend Matt came with me and we would do abs, upper and lower body while the other guy would run stairs. Great workouts. See the pictures of the stairs and sunsets below.
For the main challenge I have closed out the last two weeks strong. I have done something everyday the last 9 out of 10 days including a make up day yesterday. Yesterday I did the Tough Mudder workout (http://toughmudder.com/training-prep/) in the morning and then ran 40 stairs in the evening after work. Great day.
Most days for the main challenge I was able to either get in a run, jump rope session, tough mudder workout, stair climbs, or general interval style workouts. A more exciting day was on Sunday, when my girlfriend, Jess, and I went for a hike in Fairmount park’s Wissahickon Valley outside Philadelphia, PA. It was a great hike. 5 miles at a quick pace. We took a break at the bridge and river you see in the pictures.
I’m still deciding on what next month’s challenge will be. It will probably be something physical because I am still training for my events as well as for an Alaska skiing trip that I planned. I’ll let you know. Till next time… anyone up to a good challenge for themselves?