Wednesday night was the 36th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up. 738 runners came together to run 86 stories to the observation deck of Manhattan's tallest building.I’ll admit, I was nervous the entire day leading up to the race. I had never done anything like it before. And falling twice within three minutes of the start didn’t help my nerves. That’s right, I fell. Twice. Turns out, racing up stairs is a lot different than racing on the road. It was crowded. And dizzying. The air was incredibly thick. And the heavy breathing echoing all around me was intense.I began to have doubts about making it to the top. And then I remembered overhearing someone at the start say, “enjoy the pain.” So I tried to do just that. And it was the best advice I’ve ever indirectly been given. Because I made it to the top. And had a blast. Check it out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzw0_uYgL1U&feature=youtu.beThanks to my brother for agreeing to look like a lunatic with me and wear a GoPro on his head, and to Ben McCool for mashing up our videos!