Belated Training Post: Swan and Eldred

December 16, 2014

I switched up my workouts before last weekend’s Hike the Halo race. I bumped up my running, and did a couple workouts specifically designed to help me prepare. Both those workouts involved… lots and lots of stairs. (Surprise, surprise!)

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In a perfect world, I would have published this post before the big race, but as we all know, the world isn’t perfect, and I got a Read the rest of this entry »


Race Recap: Hike the Halo 2014

December 15, 2014

Today’s lesson, ladies and gentlemen, is to never underestimate a race. That’s exactly what I did over the weekend, when I went to Anaheim to compete in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 3rd Annual Hike the Halo event. This race is a hybrid, with both stairs and running, and it’s held in an awesome venue: Angel Stadium.

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I’m not even a baseball fan, but it’s exhilarating to Read the rest of this entry »


One More Race

December 8, 2014

I’m in the home stretch. I’ve competed in eight stair races in 2014, and my ninth and final one is this weekend. I’m both looking forward to it, and looking forward to it being over.

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The final race is called Hike the Halo, and it’s Read the rest of this entry »


An Epic Hike to Inspiration Point

December 4, 2014

Sometimes a 7-hour hike is just what the doctor ordered. Who can argue with views like this?

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A couple weeks ago, I had been feeling pretty depressed (read about it at the end of this post), and even though I didn’t want to do it, I began Read the rest of this entry »


December Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report

December 2, 2014

It seems like I just posted weigh-in results. And because of my long-delayed November weigh-in, that’s true – it’s only been two weeks instead of a full month. So let’s see how I did during those two weeks!

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Down one pound! I’m slowly slowly sloooowly Read the rest of this entry »


Thanksgiving 2014

November 28, 2014

I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day! Mine was spent in Colorado with family, and it was great. And my pledge, that set rules so I could enjoy the day without gratuitous overeating, was a complete success. I actually did more, pledge-wise, than I was planning, because I photographed everything I ate all day, instead of just the big meal. Below are the four rules of the pledge, and how they worked on Thanksgiving Day. Read the rest of this entry »


Roasted Sweet Potato & Pecan Salad. PLUS, a Quickie TV Appearance!

November 25, 2014

I went to Universal Studios Hollywood yesterday, and as I was leaving, they were shooting the entertainment news show “Extra.” I watched the host, Mario Lopez, do about ten minutes of intros and promos, and what did I see when I tuned in later that night? I was on TV!

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It was just for a second or two, in the lower left corner, but it was cool nonetheless. I don’t know if Read the rest of this entry »


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