Sunday, 24 November 2013

Weekly Vibe #55

Hi Creative and Fashionable people!

Welcome to the 55th edition of LFFM's Weekly Vibe! The biggest highlight this week has to be the the Swissotel Vertical Marathon I did on Sunday! 

It is 73 floors high with 1,334 steps leading up to the top! 

I found out about it from a fellow vertical marathoner when I finished my 2nd vertical marathon and to hear it about its number of floors really scared me at first... a whooping 73 floors! Well for the previous 2 vertical marathons I have done were all just 40 stories high(probably 40 is a little too much for you) When I saw that the registrations were up I was pretty hesitant because I didn't know if I could do 73 stories! But anyways I took the step of faith to go for it.

During the week I caught a flu bug that affected me throughout the week and needless to say it affected me on race day too as I was still coughing but everything else was fine already and I kept having dreams of climbing up that hotel building twice! Anyways I woke up and got ready and went down to the hotel and I noticed there were some guys actually wearing compression legwear for the event and boy was I glad!(and yes I was wearing my A866) at flag off I saw a friend who was photographer snapped a photo of me here

lol that face!
 Climbing up the first 20 or so levels were quite okay and I started feeling the stress of my throat as I started coughing up a little and of course my legs started getting tired by the 40th but I decided to just keep going on regardless and kept counting... 50...60.. 70... 3 more levels! And finally meeting that light at the end of the tunnel! OORA! I have finished!

Went past the marshals and they looped the medal over my neck.. I know YES!! I HAVE MADE IT!!!! 

The view was breathtaking too and I was really really panting and feeling my chest burning because of the coughs. I took a HDR shot of the scenery here

I held the medal on my hand and felt soo happy! And it felt like a online gaming achievement thing of "Achievement Unlocked: Climbed Swissotel's 73 storey building."

I was flagged off with a senior marathoner in his late 50s and I was really glad didn't give up and went up all the way too! And he helped me take a photo!

And that my friends, is how I actually look, top to bottom after losing 12kilos! 

I was really glad that Activskin's tights reall play a part in my journey of weight loss and all of my sporting activities. I am not done with weight loss and vertical marathoning yet! More will be done next year!

If there are any kinds of support legwear you're looking for in sports or marathons, look no further.. because Activskin WILL SUPPORT YOU ALL THE WAY! :D

That's all I have for you guys this week! Have a great week ahead!

Thanks for reading!
Andreas Lucius Loh

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your achievement, Andreas Lucius. On behalf of the LFFM community, you have made us all very proud!