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12/27/07 3:41 P

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I found ya'll on the other thread. I'll post there.

Thanks!!! ;)

~Katie~

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I had goals on here; but decided that never again is just good enough to inspire me. ;)


 
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12/26/07 3:36 P

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You are correct, we are recreational walkers. A couple of us put 8:45. They do this so not everyone checks in at the same time, so this is really just an estimated time. Some of us were thinking about purchasing a red SparkPeople tshirt from the site store so it would be easier to find each other. There are several hundred people who participate in this event. The link to the store to buy a shirt is at the bottom of the page when you are signed into SparkPeople, if you are at all interested. If you have any other questions let me know. emoticon

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G2KHOLCOMB's Photo G2KHOLCOMB Posts: 126
12/26/07 3:04 P

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I went to register and I have a few questions....

We would just be under recreational correct? And what start time do we choose?

Just curious?

~Katie~

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SPADABEK's Photo SPADABEK Posts: 1,023
12/26/07 12:53 A

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Here is the link to the event site:

www.trektothetop.org/default.aspx

A team has been started if you are interested in signing up called SparkPeople

I did not check to see if you belong to the Nebraska Spark team but there is another tread that has been started about this event and other people who plan on participating.


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Hope you can join us!

Melissa J

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G2KHOLCOMB's Photo G2KHOLCOMB Posts: 126
12/25/07 5:48 P

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I am game. I have just discovered the Stairmill at the gym and I actually enjoy it. It really gets my HR up.

This is really interesting. Do you want to email me with details???

~Katie~

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SPADABEK's Photo SPADABEK Posts: 1,023
12/15/07 6:59 P

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This challenge was one of my proudest physical achievements. I have never thought of myself as athletic but it was a lot of fun to have a goal to train for and it pushed me to exercise every day. I wanted to lose weight even more, because I figured the lighter I was, the easier the challenge would be and also made me more fit practicing on my own staircases at home to get used to climbing.
Does any one know of a staircase with lots of steps in or around Omaha (I live near Elkhorn) that is open to the public where we could possibly practice on, like a sports stadium or something?

I do not mind using my house stairs, but having to walk back down the stairs over and over is hard on my knees.

We are probably going to set up a team of Spark members for this event. It is basically for the purpose of enrollment, but we may be able to try to meet up somehow if you do not want to do this alone. We will post the name of the team when I enroll. Other friends would be able to enroll under this name also, even if they are not Spark members. The more the merrier!

I know this sounds like a daunting challenge but it really isn't that bad. I am a walker and took the stairs at my own pace. You can do it too!

Melissa J

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AMY_P1's Photo AMY_P1 Posts: 405
12/7/07 2:39 P

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I work in the tower and volunteered at this event. It is pretty exciting. I was amazed when the mayor and the fire fighters, in full gear of course, came by my station! I can't do the actual climb because of my knees but I definetly encourage those that can to try it.

The future you see is the future you get.
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12/6/07 11:48 P

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I guess I must be breaking out of my "too scared to try something new" shell, because I think SPADABEK has enticed me enough to want to try the Trek to the Top challenge Saturday, February 23, 2008. This is a stairclimb to the top of the First National Bank Tower in Omaha, which consists of 40 floors and 870 steps. The tower extends 633 feet into the sky and is the tallest building between Denver and Chicago. There is a competitive division and a recreational division. SPADABEK and I are interested in putting a SparkPeople team together to participate. We don't care if you're fast or slow, we just want to encourage others to challenge themselves with something new!

The registration fee is $45, and each participant will receive a t-shirt, a medal upon completion, a commemorative towel and a gift bag. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female in the competitive and recreational categories and to the top corporate team. Food will also be provided in the lobby after the race.

Please post on here if you're interested, as we haven't actually registered the team name yet. Space is limited, so we are going to register soon. Registering will be the commitment I have to make, since that makes it harder to get scared and back out! SPADABEK did this challenge last year and has been great to answer my questions about it.

If you'd like to check out the details yourself, here the link is www.trektothetop.org.

"I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him." --Eleanor Roosevelt

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” --Mark Twain

“Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.” --James Bryant Conant


"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."--Albus Dumbledore, "Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets"



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