Two new developments this week. First, the stair climber thing I got for my birthday is no joke. It made me use muscles harder and in a different way than running does. Consequently, I am glad I got it. It also felt eerily similar to the running up the mountain during the Running with the Devil I do in the summer. I had mixed emotions during those flashbacks, but it should prepare me well coming up for the 2015 edition of the event. I did a short workout on it tonight. I alternated 5 minutes between a full step work and 5 minutes with just the balls of my feet on the step. This became more of an Achilles/Glutes workout. The full step workout was more of a Quadricep workout. Overall, it was tiring and I look forward to upping the ante and it becoming a good supplemental exercise.
The second development of the week came in the form of an invitation from a friend a couple days ago. My friend Harry Bajakian, a dedicated cycling enthusiast, asked me to join his realy team for the upcoming Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes Triathlon. Obviously, I will be doing the running leg, 5 miles. I am very excited to do this and look forward to the warm weather run. Also, I like the idea of trying a different race distance and seeing what I can do. The race information can be found here, and is taking place on June 20th, 2015.