Thursday, February 16, 2012

Upcoming challenge

On the 26th, I am doing a 56 floor stair climb for the American Lung Association. I am getting very nervous about it. This is a huge challenge for me. Heck, I remember a day where two to three flights of stairs would have been daunting to me. I am glad that I now physically fit enough to even consider doing this. But I am still nervous.

I was doing 56 to 60 floors on the stair climber at the gym for a month (until the New Year's crowd came in and it was impossible to get on a machine). Now as part of the training this week, I did a 25 floor climb with a friend (well, actually my evil trainer that talked me into doing the stair climb). The first 25 floors kicked my butt. THEN WE DID IT AGAIN with only
the elevator ride down and a short walk as a rest.

I did all 50 floors that day but I cannot say that I liked it. My breathing was hard on the first round and on the second round I felt my legs. This Monday I am going to do it again as practice. Then Sunday will be the real thing.

It is for a good cause and I am proud to say that I raised a bit of money for it. That part does feel good. I am just hoping that I finish. I guess at this point I don't even care if I am the last person on the stairs as long as I finish.

Please think good thoughts for me. I am going to try to keep in mind what I posted on my FaceBook page:
56 floors isn't unmanageable. Start at the first floor and just tell myself I will go up one floor. Then at the second floor, I will do one more and so on. Pretty soon I will only have one floor left...and I will then get to the top.


  1. one step at a time and before you know it you're where you want to be :)
    plus your doing a great thing for others as well as yourself - you should be very proud. i know you can do it!

  2. Sounds like an awesome challenge. Good for you for accepting.