Crap. An Injury Nine Days Before My Next Race.

October 27, 2014

How was your weekend? I spent most of mine in bed or on my couch. I had to, because I woke up on Friday with unbearable pain in my foot.

two-feet-in-air

My left foot looks completely normal, right? There’s no swelling, redness, or bruising. And yet as soon as I Read the rest of this entry »


How Many Updates Can I Fit In One Post?

October 23, 2014

Lots of little updates today. I’m gonna talk about exercising, my goals, stair climbing, and more. I even have a malicious molasses update, so why dilly-dally? Let’s get started! Read the rest of this entry »


Goals Update AND The Awesome Machine That’s Changing How I Exercise

October 15, 2014

I love when packages get delivered – it’s always so exciting to open the box and see what’s inside. I recently received an enormous delivery – some of the biggest boxes I’ve ever seen!

bowflex-MAX-trainer-boxes

Wanna know what’s inside? Keep reading. Read the rest of this entry »


A New Training Stairwell (Not Really)

October 9, 2014

Problem: I have stair races coming up in a few weeks, starting with a climb to the 103rd floor of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower in Chicago. I haven’t been in a stairwell since my last race, at the US Bank Tower, a few weeks ago. I need to train!

Solution: Time to find a skyscraper to train in! The other night, I did just that.

david-looking-up-figueroa-at-wilshire

This is the Read the rest of this entry »


October Weigh-In AND Workout Progress Report

October 6, 2014

This is one of those posts that I just need to write, publish, and get out of my system, so I can move on. I’m actively working on reminding myself of the positives and focusing on the good things, but that’s been hard. Here’s why:

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Up six pounds in September. As much as I tell myself Read the rest of this entry »


I Don’t Stalk Celebrities (But This Post Will Make You Think I Do)

October 1, 2014

After about a week-and-a-half away from the stairs, it was time to resume training. I have two races in Chicago coming up in about a month, and I want to be ready! Plan A was to head downtown to train in a skyscraper, but I ended up working late, so that didn’t happen. Plan B was training on a new-to-me public stairway in the Hollywood Hills… one that just happens to be down the street from a major celebrity’s home! Here are the stairs:

Adina-Passmore-Stairway-Lower-End

And that’s just the first third of them. Here’s the rest: Read the rest of this entry »


New Roommate AND Recovery Time

September 24, 2014

I have a new roommate. In the past, I’ve been known to make this pronouncement whenever I find Brussels sprouts on the stalk, but this time around, my roommate is a living, breathing thing. Meet Luna:

David-Luna

I’m watching Luna for a couple weeks while Read the rest of this entry »


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