My husband’s cousin, Brady Renshaw, recently participated in the 2012 Fight for Air Climb in Chicago, hosted by the American Lung Association.
The climb was in the Presidential Towers, which consisted of 2,340 steps, 180 floors and 4 towers! Brady finished in 7th Place with a time of 18:20. Congratulations, Brady! His brother, Cody did an excellent job filming it! Watch Cody’s video here!
In light of Brady and Cody’s adventure, I was motivated to do a challenge of my own. Watch this video if you are in the mood for a little inspiration, entertainment and humor! It’s not what you might think it is!
Buckle your seat-belts! The fun starts in 5-4-3-2-1
The Tower Climb Challenge by Sherri Connell
“I Love it Sherri:) The message is a great one. People with disabilities face challenges that would make the most hardcore athletes cringe. People should remember to praise and encourage those fighting disabilities just as they would an athlete overcoming difficult challenges.”
“Sherri, kudos! Fantastic and funny as always while still delivering a good message. We are actually in Basel, Switzerland for a race today and I watched this in the morning before the race.
What my video doesn’t show is the hundreds of stair climbers that are just doing it to finish or maybe best their previous times in support of charity. There is a CF race in Dallas in which the winner finished in 10 minutes. Another winner that day (and probably the bigger winner) was a lady named Holly. When she was born in 1979, her life expectancy was no more than 18 years. She has Cystic Fibrosis and she did all 70 stories with a time of 44:57. According to the time sheet she was in next to last place, but clearly she won and gave it everything she had within her physical limits. I find that inspiring and thought I would share.
We’ll have to come over and climb Connell tower sometime, but only if you add a water stop at the midway point!”