Taking It All In

ClimbEarlier this morning, I successfully climbed 67 flights of stairs to the top of Rockefeller Center. My calves cramped, my dry throat ached, and my mind lost track of my progress at every turn in that winding staircase. But none of those things mattered.

For the first time, I was wearing a racing bib for the sake of experiencing a new event, supporting an incredible cause and simply having fun. Competition had nothing to do with it. I didn’t have a completion time goal in mind — instead, I cared more about the fact that I exceeded my fundraising goal for the National MS Society and the team of enthusiastic, passionate climbers that welcomed me to the event.

It was beyond moving to see how everyone joined together to fight for a world free of MS from that rooftop. It was a true honor to be a part of it. I was happy to find out I completed the climb in 12 minutes and 47 seconds, but I was overjoyed to watch climbers fighting the disease emerge from the final flight of stairs with beaming smiles.

As promised, here the beautiful views from the Top of the Rock that I captured for all of you who supported me in this event. Thank you again for your generosity and encouragement — I couldn’t have climbed to the top without you!

Climb 4

Climb 3

Climb 2

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