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 »


Adventures with ClassPass, Part II: Workout in the Rose Bowl!

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.

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That’s me after class was over. The Rose Bowl looked a little different when Read the rest of this entry »


A Crummy Day on the Stairs

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 »


Hello Stairwell, My Old Friend.

July 16, 2014

Check out this photo from after my workout on Monday:

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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 »


Stairs, Sweat, and Tears (San Diego TOWERthon Race Recap)

June 2, 2014

This weekend was an emotional one. I competed in an event that was far more difficult than anything I’ve ever done before, and finished with a swirl of feelings that I’m still sorting out. But I do know this: I survived. And this race has probably forever changed how I think about myself.

David-Looking-Up-550-Corporate-Center Read the rest of this entry »


Exercise Odds and Ends

May 21, 2014

My two most recent posts were about my short trip to Vegas last week… but what’s been going on lately? I’ll tell you – a whole lot of Read the rest of this entry »


A Quickie Trip to Paris

May 19, 2014

You know what feels really good? When something that used to absolutely terrify you is no longer scary. In less than two weeks, I’ll be competing in my toughest stair climb race yet, the San Diego TowerTHON. It’s a two-hour endurance event, and I’ve never raced for nearly that long. To be quite frank, it scares the shit out of me (pardon my French). Well, it used to scare the shit out of me. It doesn’t anymore, and I can thank… a quick trip to Paris. Paris, Las Vegas!

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I went to Las Vegas for 36 hours last week to Read the rest of this entry »


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