Go vertical, if horizontal doesn’t work.
The weekend was fantastic. The Chinook brought temperatures above freezing, and I decided to enjoy the outdoors before everything was covered in a layer of snow again.
I put on my run gear and set out to the trail down Memorial, by the river.
I live in Bridgeland (I know, Bridgman in Bridgeland – it’s perfect!) Isn’t it beautiful? Just north of downtown. My love of skylines is fulfilled daily!
My prediction of possibly dying during my race is still very clear in my mind. I am not a runner. I have a very difficult time running indoor, and it’s so much worse outdoor.
I had my heart set of getting in a good sweat, I was not willing to give up on my weekend workout. If running along the river wasn’t going to happen, maybe vertical was the way to go. Stairs!
I attacked the set of wood stairs that takes your from the river to the top of the bridge. 65 stairs. Up then down I went, four sets.
The view was great from the top, and by the middle of the third set my legs needed the rest to snap a photo (felt like a mixture of burning and wobbly). I LOVED IT. There will be plenty of stair workouts in my future.
Running? Well, I’m still working on that but not convinced yet that I’ll survive.