2109 Steps Up the Willis Tower
And that’s taking the stairs, not the elevator!
Last year I climbed 2,109 stairs/103 flights to the skydeck of the Willis Tower in Chicago. I had five weeks to train and I made it up all of the steps with a collection of fabulous firemen waiting to be in photos with me. Could be worse! Exhilarating! Exhausting! Here’s a flashback to last year’s climb.
It’s hard to believe that it’s time for me to start thinking about this climb again. Especially since I feel like I JUST caught my breath. This year, I have a little less than three months to train. Not quite as much pressure but I obviously want to beat last year’s time and raise more money for Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
I have a different workout regimen this year – since I am still in the summer season. I am playing tennis, croquet, riding my bike and doing the Insanity Workout on the bad weather days. I’m hopeful I will find some closer skyscrapers so I don’t have to take so many trips up and down to get to 2,109 during my practice runs. I remember during a practice climb last year, I saw this guy going up a bunch of stairs so I decided to make conversation in hopes that he wouldn’t find it odd that I was working out on his stairs. Sure enough, he had done a huge mountain climb the previous year, training on those very stairs!
Doesn’t matter where the steps are, it’s great to be climbing again!
It’s like I always say, “commit to fun” and thanks to my future members of Team Lauren for cheering me on!
Posted on August 11, 2013, in Rant, Rave and tagged Chicago Skyrise 2013, commitment, determination, exercise, fundraising, goal setting, gratitude, humor, life, sarcasm, training, Willis Tower. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.