September 17, 2014
Have you heard about this heat wave in southern California? It’s been over 100 degrees in my next of the woods for the past week. Good times. Welcome to September! The ridiculous heat thwarted my workout plans the other day. I was planning on doing my final stair workout before my next race on a new-to-me public stairway in the Hollywood Hills (that ends down the street from a big time celebrity’s home!), but I didn’t wake up early enough to go before it got too hot. And it got too hot at, like, 9am.
So, I had to improvise. Read the rest of this entry »
September 11, 2014
Every once in a while, I share what I’m listening to on my iPod. Music is an important part of my workouts, and I’m always on the hunt for new songs and artists to throw into the mix. This post has some of my current favorites. Maybe one (or more) of these will strike your fancy! And maybe you can share, in the comments section, the songs you love!
I might as well call this list the 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 8, 2014
What a fun week it’s been. My mom has been in town since Tuesday, and she’s leaving today. She’s on a little tour visiting most of her children – first my sister and her family in Colorado, then me, and next up to the bay area to see my brother and his family. (I have a sister in Chicago that didn’t make this itinerary, but they saw each other a few weeks ago).
The Los Angeles leg of her tour coincided with a wedding we were both invited to (my dad was invited as well, but he was unable to come out), so on Saturday, we got spiffied up to celebrate the nuptials of our friends Greg and Ali. I clean up good!
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September 5, 2014
It’s a new month, which means it’s time to update my weight loss chart! I did my monthly weigh-in on September 1st, and I was hoping for good news. I worked hard in August, and gee, it sure would be nice to continue my little streak! I lost three pounds in July, and was in striking distance of reaching my lowest weight in two years.
Alas, it was not meant to be: 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 »