August 20, 2014
Thanks to my stair race training and the new classes I’ve been trying, I’ve been working out all over town. Since I’m a big nerd when it comes to geography and data, I decided to map it. Here’s all the places I’ve worked out during the month of August (so far):
Here’s what the numbers correspond to: Read the rest of this entry »
August 15, 2014
I’ve been working out all over town thanks to ClassPass, which gives me access to fitness facilities all over the place without needing a membership to any of them. You can learn more about ClassPass in this post (or at their website). Wanna see what I’ve been up to? Read the rest of this entry »
August 11, 2014
I’ve now climbed the stairs in FIVE different skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles! I added the fifth to the list just the other day, when I attended a training session at the Wells Fargo Center, which reaches 55 stories above the ground.
I was Read the rest of this entry »
August 5, 2014
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now. I’m glad I finally tackled it, because this post will make me feel good, and it’ll make me feel proud, and those are two feelings that I enjoy feeling! It’s also super nerdy, and I love that too!
My last post included a cardio miles update. Like I said in that post, I log every mile I complete doing any form of cardio. I’m up to 1,093.6 miles since I started last summer. That’s a lot of miles! So many miles, actually, that it’s hard for me to comprehend. And so I turn to Google Maps. Ladies and gentlemen, if I left my house and traveled 1,093 miles, I’d be… near the Colorado/Nebraska border!
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July 29, 2014
I love working out in fun, different, unique places. Whether it’s the same road that Charlie Chaplin walked 80 years ago or a pool that was built for the Olympics, finding new, interesting venues keeps things fresh for me. So when I read about a class that was held inside the Rose Bowl, I jumped at the chance.
That’s me after class was over. The Rose Bowl looked a little different when Read the rest of this entry »
July 26, 2014
My first training session for my next stair climb race was a complete success…
And my second training session completely sucked.
I had done five 20-story climbs during my first training session (read about it here), so my goal Read the rest of this entry »
July 24, 2014
I’m back from Portland! What a fun trip. The biggest highlight was definitely the live Q&A webcast with Bowflex, but there were other highlights too. Did you miss the webcast? Watch the video right here!
If for some reason the YouTube video isn’t working for you, you can also watch the video by clicking here. (Warning: I couldn’t get it to work in Firefox, but it worked in Chrome. You may need to try a couple different browsers, too!)
This moment is from when things got emotional for me and I had to fight back the urge to cry (around the 27-minute mark).
The webcast started bright and early, at 8am, but my day started at 5:15am, when I Read the rest of this entry »
July 20, 2014
This Tuesday, at 11am EST/8am PST, I’ll be taking YOUR questions during Bowflex’s LIVE Webcast Q&A! Watch from your computer (and submit questions) by clicking here. Need another reason to watch? According to the Bowflex blog post, folks that tune in will have a chance to win a Bowflex TreadClimber TC10! Holy moley, that’s a fancy piece of exercise equipment! So join me, fitness expert Tom Holland, and Brooke Birmingham (who’s lost 172 pounds!) – it’ll be fun.
I’m going to Portland for the webcast, so this may be my last blog post until I get back. If you saw me during the webcast and am checking out this page for the first time, then WELCOME! I hope you look around. There’s lots of before and after photos, recipes, and posts ranging from inspiring exercise accomplishments to how I deal with depression and mental illness. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. There’s a “Sign Me Up” box in the top right part of this page where you can subscribe to get new posts via email. Read the rest of this entry »
July 17, 2014
Every once in a while, my loves of history and exercise collide. It happened the other night, when I went for a run in a location where Charlie Chaplin filmed one of his most acclaimed movies. And I have proof!
The top photo is from Read the rest of this entry »
July 16, 2014
Check out this photo from after my workout on Monday:
Drenched in sweat? On the 26th floor? You don’t have to be Nancy Drew (or even George or Bess) to figure out that this picture was taken in a stairwell. And that means one thing…
…My training has resumed! I’ve got a stair climb race coming up!
Actually… Read the rest of this entry »