One of my original motives for losing weight was to go sky diving. On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I decided to do the SkyJump off the Stratosphere Tower. It’s a controlled free fall where they attach a cable to your back, throw you over the edge of the building (855 feet above the pavement), and 40 feet from the ground the cable slows you to a soft landing. Here are some pictures from the top with the SkyJump crew (who spoke with 1930s Chicago gangster accents the whole time).

Edit: Pictures lost to time.

It was awesome, so I decided to up the ante and go for the full sky diving experience at Sky Dive Las Vegas. If you ever get the chance to jump out of a plane, I say do it. And if I hadn’t started running and losing weight, I never would have had videos like the one below to post.