I spent four full days in New York City, and excluding getting to and from the airport, I only got in a car once, and that was the morning of my big race. Apart from that, I walked and took subways. I became a subway pro – figuring out Read the rest of this entry »
Imagine that instant when something or someone truly takes your breath away. Everything freezes for a split second, and a flood of emotion saturates you. It may be awe or love, shock or sorrow, compassion or sympathy. Your lungs fill up, your eyes widen, your heart swells, and you’re stuck, nearly drowning in the power of the moment, hearing only your own heart beat.
I can’t tell you how many times I was overcome like that on Sunday, when I competed in the inaugural Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb. I knew going in that it would an emotional morning, but I just wasn’t prepared.
The race was up the stairs to the top of One World Trade Center in New York City, an angular, soaring structure.
At 94 stories tall, the World Trade Center is Read the rest of this entry »
My next post was going to be my New York City race recap… not anymore! I got productive on the plane and wrote a post originally intended for next week.
There was a huge bin of popsicle molds by the registers at the drug store. Stores place cheap, enticing items near registers to encourage impulse purchases, and boy howdy, did I fall for it. I’ve never made popsicles before, but now I could… for the low, low price of TWO DOLLARS! Sold.
My first popsicles, which I made that night, weren’t very pretty. Read the rest of this entry »
Quick Sidebar: How awesome is this photo? It was taken by the event photographer at the Heroes Memorial Climb in Dallas. My pal Scott was the first to show it to me, via Facebook, and I literally did a double-take, because I didn’t think it was me. But it is, just a few steps away from completing a 114-story climb.
There’s one more photo I forgot to include in yesterday’s post: Read the rest of this entry »
I spent two days in Dallas this weekend, and it was jam-packed. One highlight would have to be the Heroes Memorial Climb, but I already told you all about that. The other highlight was an incredible meal at Fearing’s, one of the most renowned restaurants in the country.
Dean Fearing is a legend in the food world, and is known for Read the rest of this entry »
What do Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Detroit, Phoenix and San Francisco have in common? They’re all cities I’ve done stair races in! And now I can add a tenth city to the list – that’s right, MY TENTH CITY! That’s because this past weekend, I raced…
The event was the inaugural Heroes Memorial Climb, which Read the rest of this entry »