Last Sunday the Saturday Sisters and I participated in The Stadium Stomp at Brisbane’s famous stadium ‘The Gabba’ and conquered the 5,000 stairs! It was our third year participating and it is always so encouraging to see different shapes, sizes and ages taking part.
The event is held in different cities around Australia each year and this year the Charity was The Leukemia Foundation. Some people even travel to participate in each City!
So what is the Stadium Stomp?
Well, it is walking or running two laps of the upper level of the Stadium, one lap of the lower level and then a lap of the oval. There are approximately 5,000 stairs in the course. It certainly can be challenging especially on a cool winter’s morning but I just love the enthusiasm and atmosphere.
The day was a gorgeous winter’s day with blue sky and sunshine.
Music playing, people dressed in fun ways, participants just getting out there and giving it a go! It is just a fun morning!
Participants start in waves so we are spread out and not running on top of each other. After a warm up session we are off. You can go as fast as you want or as slow as you want it is up to you. Some people even enter the multiple rounds which means they do it all over again as many times as they can. Even I’m not that silly LOL:)
Such a great feeling at the end when you cross that finish line and know you have achieved what you have set out to do.
The Stadium Stomp might not be for you and that is fine. To me, it is all about getting out in the fresh air, having a go and enjoying the camaraderie as well as helping a Charity.
Cudos to all the volunteers who help make the morning run smoothly and are there if anyone needs help.
When I woke on the morning of the event, I have to admit that I was not in the mood to tackle 5,000 stairs but determination can do wonders and I felt fit and fabulous after I finished. I even beat my time from last year which was a bonus and a thrill.
This is another event to tick off my bucket list before my 60th birthday next month.