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Empire State Building Run-Up: Training Update

By January 30, 2013 , , , ,

"Just breathe through it, breathe through it”, I tell myself over and over again as I walk up the seemingly endless flights of stairs. It seems to work, or at least it’s getting easier each time I do it. I just have a little over a week to go before my Empire State Building challenge takes places on February 6 (read about it here)! I’m pumped! So far, I’ve done a few “test runs” where I have taken the stairs up to 54, 64, and 76 floors on three separate occasions. I’ve managed to do these test runs by myself and/or with one particularly supportive friend (thank you, Sasha!). Usually, by the end of it, I’m panting like a manic race horse but I know that keeping a steady pace and working through the pain will be key factors to finishing this climb. In addition to the test runs, I’m happy to report that I’ve managed to stick to the workout routine I had laid out for myself (mentioned here). No matter how busy things get, I try very hard to make time for exercise 5 to 6 days a week. I definitely feel that my workouts have improved my level of stamina and strength. Next Wednesday, do keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I embark on the stairway to heaven…or more like hell…through the 86 flights of stairs of the Empire State Building!

On a somewhat related note, if you’re looking for durable and affordable workout gear, check out Joe Fresh. I love this store for the basic wardrobe essentials you can get as well as the bright pops of color in all the clothing. A few months ago, I also discovered their sportswear collection. I happened to purchase some active wear from the store (don't worry, it was before the shopping ban), including sports bras, running shorts, and a tank. Besides the fact that everything I bought was bright and neon (yay for looking like sunshine while exercising!), I was also impressed by the quality and comfort of Joe Fresh sportswear. Be sure to check them out!

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  1. I sure would be praying for you.
    It will be one big achievement. You go gurl!

  2. GO RICHA!!...absolutely rooting and praying for u!

  3. Yeah Richa, praying for you, Absolutely amazing. http://www.turtok.com/


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