Yesterday I posted a picture for Wordless Wednesday (check it HERE), it was of my best friend and I in front of the 191 Building in Atlanta.
We were there for the Fight for Air Climb which is through American Lung Association, which is a fundraising event to raise money for American Lung Association. The idea is to CLIMB stairs… a lot of stairs.
We climbed up 51 flights of steps.
1200 steps total.
Okay, I didn’t die (Obviously)… or did I! And I’m my ghost writing this right now!!
Okay, I kid, I kid. But seriously!
To say the least!
Now, I haven’t been working out on a regular basis, for about….
Since my son was born.
Hey, I’m busy. I have every intention of getting back into the workout gang. But, that aside, it wasn’t easy and I didn’t think it was going to be. I do walk the stairs at my job occasionally, which is 9 floors, and I usually do it twice. But, that’s taking a break to go back down the steps. I knew that 51 flights wasn’t going to be an easy task.
I participated not only for a personal goal, but for my son. If you read my pregnancy story (check that out HERE), then you know that he was 14 weeks premature. When babies are born premature, they come with issues, usually of that of breathing/lung issues. This was the case for my son. He is asthma prone and has reoccurring croup and bronchitis. So, it’s not easy for the little guy when he gets moving too much. He is my motivation.
I got up to the 21st floor and HAD to take a break! I literally felt like I was going to faint! It really puts it into perspective how those who do have breathing issues feel on a regular basis. It’s something we take for granted…
Something that is so simple and natural for us to do that we don’t even think about it.
I rested for a minute or two and finished my climb. I made it in about 18 minutes.
It was an awesome experience that I want to continue next year! And beat my 18 minutes!! i would love to make it in under 15, which I’m sure I would have if I trained. I highly recommend doing it and you probably can, even if you aren’t in the Atlanta area. Check out www.Fightforairclimb.org and see when it is happening in a city near you!
See you next year 191 Building!