Well I did it! The post picture is of me taking the very last step of the Everest Challenge! (As promised I did the last rep in full on mountaineering gear!!) I arrived at 29,037 feet at 11:50 PM today bruised and battered but not broken! It was one heck of a challenge that really stretched me physically and mentally. Some afternoons I had to really push myself to get up the drive to get into the stairwell and some days it even took a supreme effort to talk myself into doing just one more rep!
Planning to take a couple of days off before completing the entire circuit again (this time at a much slower rate). I am really excited that this little "stunt" has caused so much discussion in our small office building. People have been stopping me in the halls and questioning me on the stairs everyday to ask what I am training for. To each I take a few minutes to explain that this is women's healthy heart month and that I am trying to stress to everyone the importance of good physical health through exercise and proper nutrition.
Thanks everyone for following along this past week and providing positive comments it was great to have a few individuals pushing me along!
Approximate Final Figures: 333 Reps, 43,623 Steps, 29,082 Vertical Feet, 20-25 total hours.