Two New Ways To Eat Healthy… And One is an Oddly-Colored Vegetable!

December 8, 2019

I experience an extraordinary, borderline silly amount of joy whenever I see oddly-colored vegetables. Years back, when this blog was much younger, I had a streak where I was finding oddly-colored vegetables all over the place. In the years that have passed, some of them have become more widely available, like rainbow carrots and orange and purple cauliflower. Others are still rare and exciting when I see them, like purple asparagus and purple Brussels sprouts – and I don’t see them that often.

Check out what I found when I was in Colorado for Thanksgiving:

STRIPED BELL PEPPERS!  Read the rest of this entry »


I Crunched the Numbers, and My #40years40races Challenge Statistics are Jaw-Dropping!

December 4, 2019

The biggest fitness challenge of my life is over. A couple weeks ago, I completed my #40years40races challenge. It wore me down, and wore me out, but I am so incredibly proud. Proud doesn’t begin to cover it. I raced more in 2019 than I did in 2018 and 2017 combined. In fact, 1/3rd of all the races I’ve done in my adult life (since 2011) were raced as part of this challenge. I’ve done things I’ve never done before, and set all sorts of personal records. Plus, I finished my challenge on November 23rd, with over a month to spare before the end of the year!

Those are all the medals I earned this year. 31 of them! (Not every race has medals.) They look even better all spread out on the table. Read the rest of this entry »


Thanksgiving Rewind 2019

November 29, 2019

I hope everyone had a delightful Thanksgiving! I celebrated at my sister’s house in Colorado, where I always go for Thanksgiving. It was a quieter, smaller crowd this year, but it still was a fun day, surrounded by family.

It wasn’t a gluttonous, regretful day of eating for me, either, and that felt good. The reason is because Read the rest of this entry »


I Finished My #40years40races Challenge With One Helluva Great Race! (Gift Of Adoption Michigan Stair Climb Race Recap)

November 24, 2019

Check this out: It’s my first-ever FIRST PLACE MEDAL! 

I won first place among men aged 40-49 at the Gift of Adoption Michigan Stair Climb in Southfield, Michigan on Saturday, and it was a total surprise when they called my name during the awards ceremony. I was already on cloud nine, having finished my 40th and final race of the year just minutes before, and being handed that medal was Read the rest of this entry »


It’s My 10th Annual THANKSGIVING PLEDGE! Here’s How You Can Stay Guilt-Free While Eating All Your Favorite Turkey Day Foods

November 23, 2019

I created a Thanksgiving Pledge in 2010 and I have taken this pledge every single year since then. It allows me to enjoy whatever I want on Thanksgiving, without feeling terrible the next day or completely abandoning my healthy living efforts. I encourage you to take it, too!

Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with overeating, but it doesn’t have to be. I work way too hard Read the rest of this entry »


Two More Days… Just Two More Days…

November 21, 2019

I’m less than 48 hours away from completing the biggest fitness undertaking of my life. On Saturday morning, I’ll be competing in my 40th race of the year. It’ll be the final race of my #40years40races challenge and while I’m excited to compete, I’m even more excited for it to be over.

I never shared my Halloween costume from a few weeks back! Do you know what it is? Answer at the end of this post!

I’ve mentioned before that this Read the rest of this entry »


I Don’t Always Bring My Lunch From Home… Sometimes I Purchase Healthy Meals, Too

November 18, 2019

Earlier this fall, I published a post with all the lunches I brought from home during the course of a week. I still bring my lunch to work an awful lot, but sometimes I don’t, just due to lack of time or forgetfulness. I thought I’d share some of the lunches I’ve purchased over the few weeks, because even when I have to buy lunch, I try to make good choices. Read the rest of this entry »