Spaetzle Party!

November 11, 2014

Ain’t no party like a spaetzle party ’cause a spaetzle party don’t stop!

I was talking about food with my Aunt Mary when I visited her last week, and she mentioned how she had recently bought spaetzle at her local Aldi supermarket. Spaetzle, a type of German egg noodle, is something I’ve eaten at German restaurants a couple times, but I had never seen it in the store. So Mary pulled the package out of her pantry and said “take it! It’s yours.” Read the rest of this entry »


Race Recap: Chicago CF Climb 2014

November 10, 2014

It was only seven days ago that I raced up 103 floors in the Willis Tower. Yesterday, it was time to race again! The Chicago CF Climb (benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) was held in the 58-story 300 North LaSalle building.

Looking-Up-300-North-LaSalle

This was the first stair race where I didn’t Read the rest of this entry »


Twenty Hours in Springfield, Illinois

November 6, 2014

If you’re looking for the World’s Largest Covered Wagon, it’s located in the parking lot of the Best Western in Lincoln, Illinois, and (spoiler alert!) it’s not that large.

David-Worlds-Largest-Covered-Wagon

I saw the underwhelming covered wagon for myself the other day, when I headed south from Chicago for an overnight road trip to Read the rest of this entry »


An Awesome Stairwell Shot

November 4, 2014

The SkyRise Chicago photographer got an awesome shot of me at the end of the Willis Tower stair race on Sunday (my recap, with lots of photos, is here), and I couldn’t wait to share it. Here I am between the 102nd and 103rd floors, trying to finish strong:

Sears-Tower-Stairwell-Skyrise-Chicago

Stairwells can be Read the rest of this entry »


Workout Progress Report AND A Whole Lotta Salads

November 4, 2014

Usually I share my weigh-in results at the beginning of each month, but I left LA on the 31st without weighing myself. It’s easy to forget when I keep my scale in my trunk! I don’t get back until next week, so my weigh-in will just have to wait until then.

But I can do the other half of my monthly updating… my Workout Progress Report! Read the rest of this entry »


One Hundred and Three Floors! (SkyRise Chicago Race Recap)

November 3, 2014

You know that feeling when you’re so exhausted you just gotta sit down? I had that feeling yesterday, and I found the best place ever to plant my tired butt:

David-Sitting-Skydeck-Ledge

The ledge on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago! I was exhausted because it was my first time competing in SkyRise Chicago, the annual race up the tallest stairwell in the country. It was a killer.

This was the first race where I Read the rest of this entry »