Hi friends,

how are you doing today? Is there an iconic workout or workout place where you live? I’m thinking something along the lines of the 72 steps before the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art that Rocky runs up and down?

If I had to name such an iconic workout for Cambridge it would clearly be running up and down the steps at Harvard Stadium. Let me elaborate a little bit.

The country’s oldest stadium

People have been running the steps ever since Harvard Stadium was built, in 1903. The stadium consists of 31 levels of concrete seats across 37 sections.

The workout

Typically runners ascend along the larger seats and come down the smaller steps. You’ll repeat that 37 times and after having done 1147 steps you’ll be happy you’ve survived. OH YES.

Obviously, Harvard athletes train in the stadium, however, it is also open to the public. It’s really been a cool experience and I think I will definitely go back and try to run the steps as fast as I can (now that I know how it all works).

My main take away was that it’s not speed that matters, but the mere act of getting out and pushing your limits. And finishing something you started. Thanks to my great fitness squad! WE MADE IT! 

Have a fantastic last week of August!

3 Comments

  1. peter zottl August 21, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    LIKE YOUR MOTTO ” IT IS THE MERE ACT OF GETTING OUT and PUSHING YOUR LIMITS” that matters…and: ” FINISH SOMETHING YOU STARTED”

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    1. sandra.zottl - Site Author August 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      That is also something I’ve learned from you!

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  2. peter zottl August 24, 2017 at 4:43 am

    BIG SMILE :-)))

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