Everest in May – Day 14

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.

George Elliot

We had some stragglers report in their numbers for Day 13, which made it our biggest single day mileage gain, yet! Hopefully we will see the same in regards to Day 14 numbers.

Miles rucked On Day 14: 21.37 miles.

Miles Rucked Through 14 Days: 331.52 miles.

We crushed it on Day 14 in regards to steps (stairs) climbed, though.

Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 14: 6,949 stairs (694.90 flights)

Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 14: 43,240 stairs (4,324.00 flights)

Day 13 was the most miles in a single day so far, and Day 14 was the most steps (stairs) climbed in a single day so far. Excited to see how Week 3 will kick off tomorrow!

Keep after it!

Everest in May – Day 13

Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.

Jocko Willink

Almost two weeks in and the number of participants is starting to lag off. People get busy, they realize there is more to this challenge than they thought, or maybe they took on the challenge thinking they would support others, to find out that it is keeping them from their previous commitments.

All of those reasons are valid…if you don’t want to finish.

Personally, I am running behind on both miles and steps (stairs). I am going to have to pick it up a little, myself. Motivation of running this challenge isn’t enough. Discipline to hit my daily targets is what it will take for me to hit my goals.

We did manage to break the 300-mile mark yesterday, though.

With that being said, here are the numbers for Day 13:

Miles rucked On Day 13: 29.18 miles.

Miles Rucked Through 13 Days: 300.65 miles.

Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 13: 530 stairs (53.00 flights)

Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 13: 34,807 stairs (3,480.70 flights)

Steps took a nose dive on Day 13. Something tells me that Day 14 will re-bound.


Everest in May – Day 12

If we fail to adapt, we fail to move forward.

John Wooden

Logging rucking miles and steps (stairs) climbed is not something done easily for most of us. My legs were not prepared, I know that much.

SO what do we do when we take on something that is bigger or harder than we expected it to be?

We adapt.

We add in rest days (or at least reduced work days). We take cold baths. We get a massage. We harden our mind to overcome that voice that says to quit.

We adapt, and we move forward toward the summit.

Here are the Day 12 results of the Everest in May challenge!

Miles rucked On Day 12: 22.75 miles.

Miles Rucked Through 12 Days: 270.37 miles.

Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 12: 1,920 stairs (192.00 flights)

Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 12: 34,144 stairs (3,414.40 flights)

Day 13 coming in soon!

Everest in May – Day 11

There are no shortcuts to building one’s resolve. It is earned slowly and painfully through hard work.

Tim Kennedy

Day 11 and here is a brief rundown of the daily miles/stairs climbed prior to Day 11:

  • Day 1: 17.90 / 1837
  • Day 2: 21.14 / 3132
  • Day 3: 24.34 / 3501
  • Day 4: 30.79 / 4207
  • Day 5: 12.08 / 2353
  • Day 6: 24.51 / 1887
  • Day 7: 24.95 / 3571
  • Day 8: 26.82 / 4315
  • Day 9: 18.69 / 3076
  • Day 10: 17.70 / 1740

And here are the Day 11 Numbers:

Miles rucked On Day 11: 28.70 miles.

Miles Rucked Through 11 Days: 247.62 miles.

Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 11: 2,605 stairs (260.50 flights)

Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 11: 32,224 stairs (3,222.40 flights)

Nice comeback from the last couple days of lower numbers! Let’s keep it going!

P.S. – We have new Challenger as of Day 11, Nathan Contreras! Welcome and let’s get after it!

Everest in May – Day 10

“I would die for my child.” I believe you. But would you live for them? Would you get yourself healthy? Would you eliminate distractions? Would you lead them more intentionally? You’d only have to die once. You have to live every day. Do that.

Matt Beaudreau

Part of this challenge is for me to have some company in my own fitness challenge…getting healthy.

I’m EXTREMELY fortunate that I am as healthy as I am currently (according to the numbers anyway), but I am FAR from being functionally healthy. I need to up my game when it comes to being physically fit. It is a choice I must make EVERY day, EVERY hour, EVERY choice.

And with that thought in mind, here are the numbers for Day 10 of the Everest in May challenge!

Miles rucked On Day 10: 17.70 miles.

Miles Rucked Through 10 Days: 218.92 miles.

Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 10: 1,740 stairs (174.00 flights)

Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 10: 29,619 stairs (2,961.90 flights)

Numbers dipped a little on Day 10. Let’s work hard to get them back up!

Everest in May – Day 9

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”

Will Rogers

We are still on the move toward the goal of 114.31 miles rucked and 11,341 steps (stairs) climbed for each of the challengers.

Here are the numbers!

Miles rucked On Day 9: 18.69 miles.

Miles Rucked Through 9 Days: 201.22 miles.

Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 9: 3,076 stairs (307.60 flights)

Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 9: 27,879 stairs (2,787.90 flights)

Only way to go from here is UP!

Everest in May – Day 8

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill

New week, who dis?

Here we are, the start of the second week! Will we kick it up a notch, or slack off? Time will tell!

Here are the numbers!

Miles rucked On Day 8: 26.82 miles.

Miles Rucked Through 8 Days: 182.53 miles.

Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 8: 4,315 stairs (431.50 flights)

Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 8: 24,803 stairs (2,408.30 flights)

Let’s keep at it!

Everest in May – Week 1 Results The Leader Board

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to make.”


Well, this past week didn’t work out like I intended it to, AT ALL. Many apologies for being late in getting this info up.

Better late than never?

The good news is, is that my spreadsheet is getting populated enough now to organize and get the data out a little easier than previously, so I am learning how to refine and improve, which will make future challenges easier…to report… ;)…and more informative.

Without further ado, here are the Week 1 stats and leader board!

Miles – Week 1 Leaders

1st Place: Pierpoint

2nd Place: JJ Watson

3rd Place: Peter Rosati

Steps (Stairs) – Week 1 Leaders

1st Place: Cardoso

2nd Place: JJ Watson

3rd Place: Scott Boren

And for anybody wondering what your daily average is for miles and steps (stairs), here you go.

To complete the challenge in May, over 31 days, we should be:

Walking: 3.69 miles per day

Climbing: 369 steps (stairs) per day

Again, apologies for the delay in getting these numbers out. Keep getting it and let’s all hit the goal!

Everest in May – Day 7

Man, it’s the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. If it ain’t that piece of paper, there’s some other choice they’re gonna try and make for you. You gotta do what Randall Pink Floyd wants to do man. Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they’re gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N.

David Wooderson, AKA Matthew McConaughey

Here we are, the end of the first week! Pretty impressive consistency and results so far!

I am working on some additional stats and hope to have them published by the end of today as we start kicking in the door on Week #2!

Here are the numbers!

Miles rucked On Day 7: 24.95 miles.

Miles Rucked Through 7 Days: 155.71 miles.

Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 7: 3,571 stairs (357.10 flights)

Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 7: 20,488 stairs (2,048.80 flights)

If we keep at this pace, we are looking at a total of 689 miles rucked, and over 90K stairs climbed! I would really like to push those numbers to 700+ miles and 100K+ stairs, so let’s keep it going!

Everest in May – Day 6

Had a set-back, personally, for my own miles on May 6th, but managed to get some steps in at least. More entries on the 6th as compared to the 5th, so that is a good sign that the challenge is still going strong!

Here are the numbers!

Miles rucked On Day 6: 24.51 miles.

Miles Rucked Through 6 Days: 130.76 miles. WE HAVE ACCUMULATIVELY PASSED THE 114.31 MILEAGE THRESHOLD!

Steps (Stairs) Climbed on Day 6: 1,887 stairs (188.70 flights)

Steps (Stairs) Climbed Through Day 6: 16,917 stairs (1,691.70 flights)

“I wanted something different; I wanted something that challenged me and that pushed me further. Then this idea of climbing Mount Everest came to my mind. It stuck in my head for days. Someone told me I couldn’t do it, and that really annoyed me.”

Raha Moharrak, Saudi Arabian Explorer

Make sure to check in for the next posted results as we close out Week #1!