After months of training, I finally stepped into the stairwell for my target race – the sears (willis) tower - tallest tower in North America and was quite pleased with the result :)
The two weeks leading up to sears…
|me and cindy harris|
|norbert - the speedy european!|
Mark and PJ werent there either but theyre kind of the glue that holds this team together and I am quite appreciative of everything they do for us and the sport.
Kourtney – my only step-sis that was wandering around the city with me and the boys. She did a fantastic job tackling the giant tower!! wish we could hangout more. maybe veronica and I can convince her to start running
Veronica – its always nice to see her and shes conquered this tower numerous times and is obsessed with marathons just like me.
Norbert – the Austrian - no kangaroos! Also did a great job taking on this massive tower for the first time, did quite well despite being a sprinter who dominates the European circuit. Looking forward to seeing him at another race soon and potentially venturing there to take on a few of the European stair climbs!! And hopefully I get my chocolate soon :)
Nelson – has to be the most encouraging brother on our team!! Im not sure I could climb in the pain that he did and he did it while blind in one eye, very impressive. im glad we both have weird accents, at least we understand each other!
Eric is now deemed the craziest of the crazy people by Norbert and I found he has an obsession with the color orange just like me and also needs an intervention for his beer drinking skills. Don’t worry; ill have an intervention for being a cardio junkie too…
Brian walked the streets of chicago, rolling his suitcase down the sidewalks, good times.
I met plenty of new people at this race too, all great climbers and even more importantly, great people