A High-Octane Workout… and a Milestone Three Years in the Making!

July 20, 2016

Two topics to discuss today, both relating to exercise. Let’s get to it!

A HIGH-OCTANE WORKOUT. My buddy Geoffrey is a triathlete, a tri coach, and a group fitness instructor. He extended an offer to me last year to come and take one of his classes. Since I’m finally in town, I was able to take him up on his offer.

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I woke up at the crack of dawn and headed Read the rest of this entry »


Book Report: See Jane Climb

July 19, 2016

Compared to most other sports, stair racing is rather unknown. When I tell people that I race up the stairwells in skyscrapers, more often than not, the response I get is something like, What? Really? Is that a thing? But that’s slowly changing. Awareness is growing, thanks to articles (like this one, featuring me!), stories on the news (like this one, featuring my friend Lisa!), and other press. So when a book came out all about the sport, I devoured it in a couple sittings.

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The book is called “See Jane Climb: How Competitive Stair Climbing Changed My Life,” by Jane Trahanovsky, and it’s a Read the rest of this entry »


Race Recap: Escape to Belle Isle 10K

July 17, 2016

Surprise, surprise! I ran a 10K race over the weekend! And in a beautiful setting. Check out these views!

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There are two countries in that photo. Downtown Detroit, part of the good ol’ U.S. of A., is on the right, while the buildings on the left are in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. HELLO, CANADA! And I’m standing on Belle Isle, in the middle of the Detroit River. Belle Isle was the venue for the race, which makes sense, because the race was called “Escape to Belle Isle.”

With 982 acres, Belle Isle is the largest Read the rest of this entry »


Food Photos, Food Photos, Food Photos!

July 14, 2016

I’ve been at my parents’ house in suburban Detroit for over a week now, and it’s been a good time. A hot, humid, good time. Thanks to my relatively new commitment to logging my food on My Fitness Pal (21 days and counting!), I’ve been paying better attention to what I’m eating, and how much. And I’m taking photos of my meals. Wanna see some?
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You Can Learn a Lot About How You Lose Weight… From Your Genes

July 12, 2016

Anyone want to guess what I’m doing in this photo?

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If you guessed ‘swabbing my mouth to get a genetic sample,’ DING DING DING! You’re right!

A few months ago, a company called Genetic Direction reached out and Read the rest of this entry »


Getting My Fitness On In My Hometown

July 11, 2016

I’m in Michigan, and I’m staying for a few weeks. I’m able to work remotely, so I’m staying with my parents in my childhood home, and I turned their kitchen table into a temporary office. The other day, I addressed a need I have when I travel: the need to exercise. So… I joined a gym. Read the rest of this entry »


The Photo That Proves I Can Defy Gravity!

July 10, 2016

This photograph is one of the coolest photographs I’ve ever been in. I laugh and smile every time I see it. READY?

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It was taken last week, in Springfield, Illinois. We were tubing on Lake Springfield. My cousin Camille Read the rest of this entry »


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