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!)
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 »
November 19, 2014
Another weekend, another race! On Saturday, I competed in my third stair race of the past two weeks. Whereas the first two were in Chicago (in Willis Tower and 300 North LaSalle), this race was close to home, in the Figueroa at Wilshire building in downtown Los Angeles. It’s 54 stories from sidewalk to roof.
I didn’t feel great going into this race. I typically Read the rest of this entry »
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:
The Wells Fargo Center has Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
August 27, 2014
I’ve been dogsitting for the past few days. It’s been fun hanging out with my canine friends. There’s Scooter…
…and Pepper… Read the rest of this entry »
August 25, 2014
I’m super excited about this post, but before I spill the beans about my big announcement, I have a video to share! My sister challenged me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so here’s the video of me getting a bucket of ice water dumped over my head:
Anything for charity, am I right?
OK. Announcement time! Last month, I Read the rest of this entry »
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 »