One World Trade Center
We drove out of New York City on September 10, 2001.
I haven't been back since. I always thought I would live in New York at some point in my life, but so far I have only visited. It's been far too long since my last trip there. So when I read the announcement about the First Stairclimb Race to be held at the One World Trade Center, now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and the fourth-tallest in the world, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to make a trip back to the City That Never Sleeps.
I have not been been able to get in any sort of physical exercise for a while, a long while.
I did run the Atlanta Marathon a couple of weeks ago and it did me a goodly amount of damage. I am still paying for it 2 weeks later.
And then there was the "minor" surgery, which put me out of commission for a few days.
Yesterday, I jogged over to nearby Old Fourth Ward Park where there are a goodly amount of stairs and put in a good 20-30 minutes of stair work-out. It just happened to be that it was Atlanta's hottest April 8 on record, but at least I was out at night. It was actually pretty pleasant.
A great number of the races I do are often raising money for a charitable and worthy cause. And sometimes, part of the participant's responsibility is to help with the fund-raising beyond the basic entry-fee. Such is the case with T2T Tower Climb.
So I've paid $100 to be able to be able to go and climb up to the 90th floor, 180 flights of stairs. I have to get myself to NYC from Atlanta, deal with somewhere to sleep for a few nights, get down to the event, and the various traveling expenses I'm bound to run into and then on top of that I need to raise at least $250 dollars towards the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
That's where all of you can pitch in and give me a little boost. Here is the link to contribute to my fundraising goal,
Every little bit helps. Thanks in advance.
Below are pics and such from my previous stair climb adventures.