Today was the day for my first “official” fitness challenge for 2013 in my new body and for my new life. 3 of us climbed one tower of the Presidential Towers in downtown Chicago at 10:15am local time (and today we “sprung forward” for daylight savings time, so it felt like 9:15am). We had 2 who did not show up for whatever reason, and 1 showed up for moral support after spraining her ankle a week ago.
One building was 45 floors and it was not that bad!!! We climbed as a team, and waited for the slowest of us, and found victory together! It was a very well-organized event, and the volunteers were incredible! Our team raised almost $1400 (and you can pretty much say double that with many doing a corporate match).
One funny thing was some of the men from the show Chicago Fire climbed up as well, and they were right behind us and passed us at one point. I didn’t realize it was them until some women ahead of us were very excited and told me. I just knew they were really good looking men! LOL!
It took us just under 20 minutes to do one building, and next year I’m going to do more. It was soooo fun, and was for such a great cause! A year ago I would have never been able to do it, and I did it today with only a bit of perspiration on my brow!