Moroccan Stairmaster

Formidable Staircase # 1

Formidable Staircase # 1

When we first arrived at our apartment building, after nearly 24 hours of travel, we encountered a rather formidable set of stairs, leading from the street up to the ground floor.

Treacherous, Formidable Staircase # 2

Treacherous, Formidable Staircase # 2

Then we discovered that our apartment was on the third floor of that building and the interior staircase was not only formidable, it was treacherous!

WHAT WAS BRIAN THINKING?! PUTTING US “OLD FOLKS” UP ON THE TOP FLOOR!!!

Awesome Dude Brian Kelly

Awesome Dude
Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is the awesome dude that has taken it upon himself to handle the housing, transportation and basic apartment furnishings for all incoming One People Community travelers and residents, so we can sleep in nice beds with fuzzy blankets and have dishes and eating utensil when we arrive.

BLESS YOU, BRIAN!!!

Every day for nearly six weeks, I have gone up and down these stairs at least once a day, often twice or three times. Add to the stair workout, the half-mile walks to and from the Sanctuary, or to the beach and the exercise program gets more demanding. Finally, add 12 – 15 pounds of groceries or water to that walk and set of stairs  and (in my case at least) you have a wonderful antidote for osteoporosis.

I knew there were a lot of stairs. I thought there were about 60 total. Yesterday I counted them. There are 41 on the external staircase and another 31 in the stairwell. 72 stairs total one way.

After six weeks on this rigorous program, my legs and heart are stronger than they’ve been in years, I’ve dropped a few pounds and my clothes are fitting better.

I LOVE LIVING AT THE TOP!

BLESS YOU, BRIAN!!!

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2 thoughts on “Moroccan Stairmaster

  1. I dislike the term “old” people; sounds too much like a value judgement. I enjoy the term “more life experienced” instead. Glad this is working for you 🙂

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