Belated Training Post: Swan and Eldred

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!)

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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 »


Race Recap: Hike the Halo 2014

December 15, 2014

Today’s lesson, ladies and gentlemen, is to never underestimate a race. That’s exactly what I did over the weekend, when I went to Anaheim to compete in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 3rd Annual Hike the Halo event. This race is a hybrid, with both stairs and running, and it’s held in an awesome venue: Angel Stadium.

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I’m not even a baseball fan, but it’s exhilarating to Read the rest of this entry »


One More Race

December 8, 2014

I’m in the home stretch. I’ve competed in eight stair races in 2014, and my ninth and final one is this weekend. I’m both looking forward to it, and looking forward to it being over.

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The final race is called Hike the Halo, and it’s Read the rest of this entry »


An Epic Hike to Inspiration Point

December 4, 2014

Sometimes a 7-hour hike is just what the doctor ordered. Who can argue with views like this?

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A couple weeks ago, I had been feeling pretty depressed (read about it at the end of this post), and even though I didn’t want to do it, I began Read the rest of this entry »


December Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report

December 2, 2014

It seems like I just posted weigh-in results. And because of my long-delayed November weigh-in, that’s true – it’s only been two weeks instead of a full month. So let’s see how I did during those two weeks!

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Down one pound! I’m slowly slowly sloooowly Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


A Final Chicago Post (aka More Salads!)

November 12, 2014

I’m back home after my trip to Chicago, and I have a few final pictures to share. First up… salads! I ended up enjoying a nice streak of delicious entree salads while in Illinois (see photos in this post and this post), and my streak continued Read the rest of this entry »


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