I coordinated media for the Fight for Air Climb (AKA 801 Grand Power Climb) on Sunday. Two years ago I was able to do the climb. I trained, I put my heart into it and I made it all 41 floors straight up the building in just under 10 minutes - my goal.
This year I was not only on the sideline due to my weight gain and knee injury - I put my back out before I even left work. LOL. It was incredibly painful, but really funny in its own way. The universe was trying to drive home a point - get it together. I had to go to the doctor yesterday anyway, so I am now on muscle relaxers. Sadly not the "say funny things" kind, just the loosen things up so I don't want to cry kind.
But I digress... (a really long way)
I actually wanted to talk about the inspiration I took from the people who DID do the Climb. People came from all walks of life - triathletes, kids, lung disease sufferers, fire fighters and law enforcement and my fabulous sister-in-law Annette. All of them climbing to raise money for the American Lung Association. In all, over 1,000 climbers raised $113,000, though the end total will be closer to $170,000.
Just being near so many in shape and determined people was awesome. It has me determined to be ready to do it again next year.
Yours in health,