Sunday, March 31, 2013

LLS Presents.... The Big Climb!

Happy Easter everyone! 

I am sad to say that this has been the longest streak that I've gone without blogging {~3 weeks). Life has been so busy lately. But it's about to get a lot more relaxed - only two more weeks until tax season is over and I will breathe a huge sigh of relief to have my 5th tax season {6th if you count the tax season where I interned} in the books {pun intended???} I feel like so much has happened over the past couple weeks. 

Let's start with this: Last Sunday Jake and I did the Big Climb with some of my former co-workers. I think this is maybe my 4th time participating in this event. Anyway, it's a fundraiser put on by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society where climbers have to either walk or run up 69 flights of stairs in the tallest building in Seattle {The Columbia Tower}.  It's easiest if you are in generally healthy shape but it always falls during tax season when I haven't been working out much. Jake and I had been taking walks around the neighborhood 3-4 times a week after work but I'm not sure how much that helped. The actual climb goes by pretty quick - 15 to 20 minutes, and we usually listen to music so that helps. It was a rough one this year and I had to take several breaks, but the important part is that I finished and got to enjoy this view at the top!

View from the top of the Columbia Tower
Jake had to take these photos because I was "resting" by the fan... haha
Here are a couple more pictures from the event -

Jake and I ready and refreshed, before the race.
Team NDH @ The 2013 Big Climb, Columbia Tower, Seattle
You can still donate to the Big Climb if you are so inclined. Thank you to everyone who donated and who participated! We couldn't have done it without you.

I promise not to wait 3 more weeks until my next blog.... but keep in mind that I am always instagramming so you can follow me there @thevintagemodern

1 comment:

  1. 69 flights! My goodness, I do NOT think I would be able to do that.

    Don't be hard on yourself about taking a blogging break. Been there, done that. We'll be here ready to read when you're back in action.

    Have a lovely weekend!