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Day 167: Be A Part Of Something Special

Okay, that was a really bad idea. Lots of notice. Three months to prepare. Easy access to facilities and resources. And then not one single training session. Holding onto V——'s trousers so he can pull me up the stairs to our second floor hotel room does not count. Today was Stadium Stomp, the inaugural mega stair climb at the M.C.G.

List_Addict               Irene

Seven thousand, three hundred and forty-three steps, up and down. We were blessed with brilliant sun-shiny weather for a mid-winter day. There was great company. V——, P—zza H—zza and Miss S—— did an amazing job of doing it all in a bit over an hour. I strolled in at about two. But. Big but. I feel a lot like a semi-trailer with three loads, a road-train effectively, has hit me, thrown it into reverse and come back for a second go, and then popped in another bump on the way forward again. Thank goodness we are going to be away for next years Stomp!

The Outfit
T-shit: Op-shopped
Jacket: Icebreaker
Shorts: K-Mart
3/4 Leggings: Cotton On
Sneakers: Brooks

Photographer de Jour: V—— and Miss S—— for that one of me crossing the line!

Who wore it better?

Linky today with:


  1. You are a Star, well done!

  2. Congratulations, and with no training, extraordinary!

  3. Well done you guys!

    I want to be like you when I grow up


    1. You don't want the two days after. Have a look at off am trail walker and the white lion three peaks challenge if you want to join us for the next crazy adventure. I am sure V would gladly trade his spot!

  4. I love the name of the event - STOMP! Good job at two hours or ten.

  5. Congrats on getting it done. You are a far better woman than me : )



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