Behind me is the Willis Tower (known to the Chicagoans as Sears Tower).
The Willis Tower is the one of the tallest buildings in the world and the tallest building in America. The SkyDeck/The Ledge located on the 103rd floor is one of the most popular tourist destination in Chicago. On a clear day from the Skydeck, you can see four states: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Today is the SkyRise Chicago Tower Up benefiting RIC (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). My mom is participating and climbing 2,109 steps. Many that are climbing have experienced an illness/injury and have gone through intensive rehabilitation. My mom can relate from an injury she experienced 15 years ago. It was a long recovery and she’s very thankful. I’m Golden Happy to have been an influential part of her rehabilitation years.
I am her stair climbing partner. If you have not seen our stair exercise video, click here.
This is not my mom’s first stair climb event,
she has climbed the John Hancock many times, 94 floors and 1,632 steps.
I wish my mom Lots of Golden Luck today climbing Willis Tower Skydeck,
103 floors and 2,109 steps.
Willis Towers’s The Ledge on the SkyDeck is a must see/try when visiting Chicago.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
I’m Joining Black & White Sunday blog hop hosted Dachshund Nola.
Have a FUN Sunday!
prancer pie says
Wlw, good luck to you and your MOm! Happy not-so-easy Sunday, Sugar! XOXO
Terry Cramer says
Wow, those are some impressive photos!
Livvie and Kessie from MatildasJourney.com
That’s a lot of stairs! Good luck.
Greyhounds CAN Sit says
I’m just about speechless! That is an amazing building and your Mum is an amazing woman for climbing the stairs. It will be very hard work. Well done.
Great pictures. Good luck on the climb. Pawkiss 🙂
That is a whole LOT of stairs!! Best of luck to your Mom! xo Chloe and LadyBug
Great post and photographs!
Madi and mom says
GOOD LUCK TO YOUR MOM SUGAR!
Be sure to give her a hug from us when she gets back down.
What gorgeous pictures!
Madi your BFFF
Lori - What Remains Now says
Good luck, Sugar’s Mom! Can’t wait to hear more.
Good luck to your mom! She’ll do great!
Dachshund Daddy went to the Sears Tower several times when it was still called the Sears Tower.
Loved your Vimeo video and your purple boots!
I love climbing stairs. There are many trails here in Switzerland that have lots of stairs and I love running up. Unfortunately, I cannot run down because it’s bad for my long back. I always get carried down.
Those pictures are just terrific. We sure wish both you Sugar and your Mom lots of luck on your walk up all those steps. Makes us tired just hearing about it. Have a fun day.
Good luck guys. Climbing all those stairs is no small feat!
Roy & Shefali
Good Luck on the climb – I’m sure you’ll do just fine, you’ve had lots of practice and a great partner!
Roxy the traveling dog says
Good luck!! You will do great. Love that first shot too.
Hailey and Zaphod says
Lady is making note of all the cool places in Chicago cause she is going in the spring! Lee and Phod
Frankie and Ernie says
BEST of Luck to your mom.
PeeS… it will ALWAYS be known as the SEARS TOWER to EVERYbuddy.
That is a lot of stairs and go Mom go! I would enter the elevator ride challenge!
Great shots! We love Chicago. Have a great weekend. Paulina & the Snowieners
Dolly the Doxie says
OMD Sugar you’re climbing too? Good luck will look for you on TV! Love Dolly
Winston & Maynard Jack says
Congrats to your mom for climbing without you!!!!
Good luck t your mom and great pictures. I like black and white Sundays
easy rider says
2109 steps? my mom would step on her tongue after 21 LOL Have a golden sunday, Sugar!
Millie & Walter says
Good luck to your mom today Sugar. We’re sure she will make it all the way to the top!
Comedy Plus says
What a great shot of you and the Sears Tower. You’re as beautiful as ever Sugar.
You have a great time with your mom climbing all those stairs. 🙂
Murphy & Stanley says
Mom said she has been there when it was called the Sears Tower.
Your Pals Who Got Snow Today,
Murphy & Stanley
Good luck to your mom today, that is an awesome challenge! My mom calls it the Sears tower, I think it is an age thing. Make sure and give your mom a treat when she finishes!
Caren Gittleman says
Sugar these photos are AMAZING and we are wishing your Mom TONS of good luck today!!! Tell her to please be careful and give her lots of licks and WATER when she is done!
Barks and licks and love,
Dakota and Caren
Good luck to your mom, that is just amazing! When my mom was in Georgia she went to Amicalola Falls State Park were she climbed 607 to the top of the falls and thought that was difficult!
Molly The Wally says
Looking very noble Sugar. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Good luck! That’s a lot of steps! When I was younger, we used to race the elevator in our building using the stairs but that was only 10 stories or so.
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
WOW! That’s a heckuva lot of steps to climb! Best of luck, Sugar’s Mom!! I had a hard enough time climbing the steps inside the Statue of Liberty 20 years ago — I wouldn’t even consider trying it now!
Your Mom is amazing, Sugar! And I know it was all because of your excellent training.
Holy cow Sugar! I am so impressed with your mom. That is quite a feat! The fact that she has done this before is even more impressive. Wishing her luck. That is one tall building. I took the elevator when I was there. 🙂
Reilly & Denny says
You are looking so regal with that building in the background……it is like you are saying “I can concur anything”
Good luck to your mom Sugar! Wooooowoooooo!
Daisy the Curly Cat says
Wowie Sugar, that’s one tall building; good luck!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
I bet your mom and you did a fabulous job today. Thank you for your great pictures, I had no idea of this tower. It is quite amazing.
I am sure you did it grrrreat!
Kisses and hugs
Dogs N Pawz says
Wow! That is a lot of stairs to climb! Awesome!
Two French Bulldogs says
Love those pictures Sugar. They should be in a Chicago city guide
OMD!!! I’ll be cheerin’ your Moms on all the way over here in California!!! I hopes you can hear my barks (I’m VERY loud….) Go!!!
2 brown dawgs says
Nice pictures. I think we read on FB that your mom did great!
A golden amazing thing to do! Golden impressed. so much so I have had to lie down again BOL!
These photos are just stunning!