I had been training towards four minutes, and while I could never crack the final 100 in that time, I had hoped to finish under 7 minutes. I had underestimated how difficult the 'all up' aspect would be. I had trained 83 up, 83 down repeatedly. The down run lets you catch your breath. I was devastated when I reached the 8th floor and realised I would have to walk the rest.
However, that was quickly forgotten as I grabbed a prime window seat looking out onto our beautiful harbour!
We all chatted over breakfast and at that moment, I was truly loving life!
In the early morning, the water was so still that a single ferry wake rippled across the whole harbour!