A Dick In Burbank

October 13, 2014

I went for a great run over the weekend. And I had an awesome running partner:

David-Luna-Park

I actually had two running partners: Read the rest of this entry »


What’s in the Crockpot? Part 12

October 10, 2014

It’s been a few months since our game of “What’s In The Crockpot” (check out Part 11 here). Are you ready to play?

WHAT’S IN THE CROCKPOT?

crockpot-with-liner Read the rest of this entry »


A New Training Stairwell (Not Really)

October 9, 2014

Problem: I have stair races coming up in a few weeks, starting with a climb to the 103rd floor of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower in Chicago. I haven’t been in a stairwell since my last race, at the US Bank Tower, a few weeks ago. I need to train!

Solution: Time to find a skyscraper to train in! The other night, I did just that.

david-looking-up-figueroa-at-wilshire

This is the Read the rest of this entry »


Butternut and Bison (!) Casserole

October 6, 2014

I’ve eaten bison before, at restaurants. I love a bison burger. But I’ve never cooked with it. That’s why, when I saw bison during a trip to Costco with my friend Jen, I snatched some up.

great-range-ground-bison

What should I make with it? That question became easier to answer once Read the rest of this entry »


October Weigh-In AND Workout Progress Report

October 6, 2014

This is one of those posts that I just need to write, publish, and get out of my system, so I can move on. I’m actively working on reminding myself of the positives and focusing on the good things, but that’s been hard. Here’s why:

weight-loss-chart-close-up

Up six pounds in September. As much as I tell myself Read the rest of this entry »


I Don’t Stalk Celebrities (But This Post Will Make You Think I Do)

October 1, 2014

After about a week-and-a-half away from the stairs, it was time to resume training. I have two races in Chicago coming up in about a month, and I want to be ready! Plan A was to head downtown to train in a skyscraper, but I ended up working late, so that didn’t happen. Plan B was training on a new-to-me public stairway in the Hollywood Hills… one that just happens to be down the street from a major celebrity’s home! Here are the stairs:

Adina-Passmore-Stairway-Lower-End

And that’s just the first third of them. Here’s the rest: Read the rest of this entry »


I Play With My Food, Part IV: Cantaloupe Construction!

September 30, 2014

I spent a half hour cutting an entire cantaloupe in rectangular planks. I tried to make each one the exact same size.

Cantaloupe-Planks-Close-Up

Have I officially gone mad? Probably. Was it an enjoyable activity? You bet! Cutting the planks was one thing…but what I did with them next is what’s really exciting! Read the rest of this entry »


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