Box Jump Challenge

September 17, 2014

Have you heard about this heat wave in southern California? It’s been over 100 degrees in my next of the woods for the past week. Good times. Welcome to September! The ridiculous heat thwarted my workout plans the other day. I was planning on doing my final stair workout before my next race on a new-to-me public stairway in the Hollywood Hills (that ends down the street from a big time celebrity’s home!), but I didn’t wake up early enough to go before it got too hot. And it got too hot at, like, 9am.

So, I had to improvise. Read the rest of this entry »


Keep It Up, David… Now in YEAR FIVE!

September 15, 2014

Saturday was a great, big, awesome day.

Happy-Anniversary-To-Me-Graphic Four years ago, on September 13, 2010, I launched this website and published my very first post. Holy guacamole: FOUR YEARS! Since then, I’ve written 875 posts (this is #876) about my efforts to be healthy, eat well, keep active, stay positive, work towards my goals and better myself. I’ve celebrated my accomplishments, been truthful about Read the rest of this entry »


My Current Favorite Workout Songs

September 11, 2014

Every once in a while, I share what I’m listening to on my iPod. Music is an important part of my workouts, and I’m always on the hunt for new songs and artists to throw into the mix. This post has some of my current favorites. Maybe one (or more) of these will strike your fancy! And maybe you can share, in the comments section, the songs you love!

I might as well call this list the Read the rest of this entry »


Four Times Up the Wells Fargo Center. Yup, FOUR!

September 9, 2014

I wasn’t planning on last night’s workout being a record-breaker, but it was. I love a nice surprise! Especially when, as I mentioned in my last post, I’m getting back on track after a less-active-than-normal week. My successes last night were in the stairwell of the Wells Fargo Center downtown:

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The Wells Fargo Center has Read the rest of this entry »


A Week With My Mom

September 8, 2014

What a fun week it’s been. My mom has been in town since Tuesday, and she’s leaving today. She’s on a little tour visiting most of her children – first my sister and her family in Colorado, then me, and next up to the bay area to see my brother and his family. (I have a sister in Chicago that didn’t make this itinerary, but they saw each other a few weeks ago).

The Los Angeles leg of her tour coincided with a wedding we were both invited to (my dad was invited as well, but he was unable to come out), so on Saturday, we got spiffied up to celebrate the nuptials of our friends Greg and Ali. I clean up good!

David-mother Read the rest of this entry »


September Weigh-In AND Workout Progress Report

September 5, 2014

It’s a new month, which means it’s time to update my weight loss chart! I did my monthly weigh-in on September 1st, and I was hoping for good news. I worked hard in August, and gee, it sure would be nice to continue my little streak! I lost three pounds in July, and was in striking distance of reaching my lowest weight in two years.

Alas, it was not meant to be: Read the rest of this entry »


Training Like An Olympian (Or, Is Apolo Ohno Trying To Kill Me?)

September 3, 2014

A few weeks ago, my friend Madeleine shared this new chocolate milk commercial featuring 8-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno training on some stairs.

That’s the Los Angeles skyline at the end, so I immediately put on my Nancy Drew hat and got to work figuring out where the commercial was shot. Using Read the rest of this entry »


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