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48 Flights of Stairs

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Last weekend there was a charity event that involved climbing to the top of one of the downtown skyscrapers. It was 48 flights of stairs! There were adverts for it throughout the skyway system.

I knew I wasn't quite ready for that big of a challenge- just yet. I've been taking stairs daily and it has gotten much easier. I no longer worry abut calling 911 in the stairwell.

I have access to 16 floors within my stairwell. There are 19 floors all together but the layout gives me access to 16. 16 x 3=48. That's 3 laps, if you think of it like that. I can do one without dying. I want to build my strength so that I can do 48 flights of stairs without risk of cardiac arrest.

I just want to shout out some love and thanks to my spark friends! I don't always have time to catch up on everyone's blogs but I genuinely care about each and every one of you. Your kind and uplifting comments mean a great deal to me. Thank you.

Spark on.

Update: I did all 16 flights with 2 shorts rests on floor 7 and 12, did a set of 12 push ups on the stairs and then did 60 minutes on the elliptical. I feel amazing! If I can do it so can you. For those of you who don't know I had to learn to walk again 6 months ago. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MPLSKEN 4/24/2013 1:02PM

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I really want to participate in one of those climb competitions one of these days. Sounds fun if it isn't too crowded.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 4/23/2013 10:39PM

    Can I come live with you so you can start hauling me up those steps with you??

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BOOKAPHILE 4/23/2013 7:27PM

    Congratulations! You're doing so well, and you have a workable plan for getting those 48 flights under your feet. I can't wait to hear when you accomplish that milestone, too.

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ARW715 4/23/2013 5:46PM

    Awesome! You rock! Sending the love right back!

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MOMTO2HEINZS 4/23/2013 5:04PM

    That's a cool goal! And you are well on your way to accomplishing it!! emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 4/23/2013 5:04PM

    WOW that is quite an accompllishment then!!
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BATMAN_FOREVER 4/23/2013 3:22PM

    Way to go Mom!

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DEBRA0818 4/23/2013 11:46AM

    Stair climbing is a great way to get super fit; I admire your willingness to go for it!

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--VICKI-- 4/23/2013 9:49AM

  Right now I'd be doing good to climb 48 STEPS, not 48 flights of steps. But it'd be something to work towards.
You're doing fantastic! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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