Race Recap: Los Angeles CF Climb 2014

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.

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I didn’t feel great going into this race. I typically 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 »


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 »


Working Out Hard and Breaking Records

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…

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…and Pepper… Read the rest of this entry »


A Great Big Race Announcement!

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 »


Fun With Maps: Exercise All Over the Place!

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):

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Here’s what the numbers correspond to: Read the rest of this entry »


My First Visit to the Santa Monica Stairs

August 19, 2014

Two friends from college came to town over the weekend. I’ve known Katie and Julie for about 15 years now. I see Katie once a year or so, but it’s been about 5 or 6 years since I’ve seen Julie, so it was really fun to reconnect. I picked them up from the airport, and since Julie had never felt the Pacific Ocean lapping at her feet, we went straight to the beach.

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Since I have the longest arms, I Read the rest of this entry »


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