Less Than 36 Hours in Omaha

February 23, 2020

I went to Omaha last weekend was for the Trek Up the Tower race, but there were other parts to my trip, too. Not tons of other parts, since I was only in town for one full day, but it was a fun weekend getaway, and I even spent a little bit of time in Iowa, too!

That’s me straddling the Nebraska/Iowa state line. More on that later… let’s tackle this chronologically! Read the rest of this entry »


My One-Mile Trek Into the Sky (Trek Up The Tower Race Recap)

February 16, 2020

It takes a special kind of nutjob to compete in a vertical mile stair race, because the goal is completely nutty: to climb stairs until you reach one mile of vertical gain. It’s a lot of stairs. Think about how the second floor of your house may be 10 feet off the ground, and compare that to the finish line for this race being one mile off the ground. It’s exhausting just to think about, and as someone who accomplished a vertical mile yesterday, I can tell you it’s way more exhausting in real life. So, yea, I guess that makes me a nutjob… but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

There aren’t any staircases that stretch a mile into the sky, so a vertical mile stair race has to happen in a skyscraper, with participants climbing those stairs over and over again. Read the rest of this entry »