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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
 Climbing CN Tower, check

CN Tower Climb TimeSo, on Saturday, I did it.

Reached my goal by raising $253.67 in about 36 hours, and climbed the 144 floors up in just short of 19 minutes. Thank you all who sponsored me. It means a lot to me!

I woke up at 8:30, took shower, and walked down to the tower. Had my power bar and energy drink, checked in, and ready to go. Had to wait in line for an hour to start.

The climb was pretty smooth. I'd never done stairs before. It was easier than I expected. The stair machine in the gym is nothing close to the real thing. I started by running up. Before I knew I was at floor 30. Then slowed down to my steady speed, keeping a constant heart-bit rate. Floor 60 to 70 was crowded so had to slow down a bit. 70 to 110 was a bit breathtaking, but ok. 110 up was counting down the floors and before I had a chance to start running to drain my remaining energy I was already at the checkpoint.

Worst part was that we had to do another 11 floors after the checkpoint to reach the common area. That was hard.

Was a great day. I spent the rest of the day walking around downtown, having brunch with friends, and otherwise enjoying the sun. Good times.

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Comments:
Wow! great timing, congrats :)
 
Congrats man! I feel bummed when the elevator does not run and i gave to get up to 9th floor of the building i live in.

Think i should do some more sports :)
 
i can say nice job !!!
i like the way you look toward world ahead :)
keep it up dude
 
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