Monday, March 21, 2011
I Climbed This:
And believe it or not, it was actually harder then it looks. Is that possible? I don't think my lungs have ever felt like they were on fire with thousands of pins sticking them simultaneously, and bleeding. I imagine its how it feels if you've never done any exercise in your life, and then try to run a mile. The only problem? I have done exercise my whole life.
I had this great game plan, so I thought...I would jog the first 20 floors (out of 73) and then pace myself for the next 30- 40, and then jog at the end. Yeah...that lasted all of about 2 minutes, until I got to floor 5? 7? Definitely before floor 10, and a 12 year old kid in a leg cast passed me. I walked the rest of the way, taking every water break, and letting numerous people pass. I'm pretty sure the fireman on the 70th floor (when I had 3 floors left) thought I was going to pass out because he walked me up the last 3 floors. Embarrassing!
Anyway, I'm so glad I did it. I raised a lot of money for a good cause. Oh, the best part? The view from the top: