I’m in a Magazine! AND a Video! AND Ouch! My Knee!

March 31, 2016

Have you gotten your new issue of Los Angeles Sports and Fitness Magazine yet? The cover story is on stair racing… and guess who’s featured in the article?

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That’s right… ME! The article was written by Read the rest of this entry »


Easter Recipes, Part Two: MANGO, VEGGIE, AND PALM SALAD

March 29, 2016

Yesterday I shared my kick-ass Deviled Eggs recipe. Today, it’s a bright, simple, bold salad that’s perfect for springtime. Or any meal at any time of year. You start by making the dressing… and you only need two ingredients. Read the rest of this entry »


Easter Recipes, Part One: SMOKY ONION DEVILED EGGS!

March 27, 2016

I had a busy, food-filled Easter. I was invited to two get-togethers, and brought food along to both. I’m sharing my recipes in this post and the next one, starting with… DEVILED EGGS!

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Deviled eggs are the best. I love them. I can’t remember the last time I made them – it’s been that long. So I stayed up late Saturday night deviling the crap out of a whole of eggs. I bought Read the rest of this entry »


No More #BirthdayBurpees – I’m DONE!

March 26, 2016

Three Saturdays ago I gave all my friends and readers a chance to give me a wickedly awful birthday present: burpees. I promised to do burpees for every like, share, and retweet of my #BirthdayBurpees posts on social media. And you guys didn’t mess around. I ended up with 1,085 burpees! And, the other day, I finished them all.

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I’M DONE WITH BIRTHDAY BURPEES! Let’s break down how I did them. Read the rest of this entry »


A Visit to the Famous Dipsea Stairs

March 24, 2016

Climbing the 52-story 555 California building twice might seem like enough stairs for one weekend, but NOPE! It wasn’t. So, the day after the race, I went with my brother Steven and my sister-in-law Alexis to the Dipsea Stairs, a public stairway in Mill Valley, California. These were some long flights of stairs!

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The Dipsea Stairs are well-known because Read the rest of this entry »


Some Great Highs – and a Few Lows – at the 2016 San Francisco Fight For Air Climb (Race Recap)

March 22, 2016

I competed in my fifth stair race of 2016 on Saturday, and it felt really great to return to 555 California in the heart of San Francisco.

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I did this race for the first time last year, and it was tough. I was getting over an rough illness, so I wasn’t in peak physical shape. It’s also a hard stairwell – it’s pretty steep, and because of mezzanines and a tall lobby, it’s more than the 52 stories they advertise. All in all, it was Read the rest of this entry »


Richard Simmons May Have Hurt a Lot of People, But I Forgive Him

March 15, 2016

The past few days have been an emotional roller coaster. Richard Simmons is my friend, and it’s difficult to read articles about your friend that suggest he might be being held hostage and under the influence of magic spells, even if you think, like I do, that those theories are a load of horseshit. A lot of complicated feelings and memories were stirred by Richard’s subsequent interview on the “Today” show. There has been a lot to process, and I’m not sure I’m done processing yet.

Me and Richard in 2013.

Me and Richard in 2013.

I’ve known Richard for six years. I would Read the rest of this entry »


Listen to Richard Simmons Break His Silence on “TODAY”

March 14, 2016

Click here for the “Today” show interview with Richard Simmons that aired this morning. I watched it on TV about an hour ago. It was a phone interview with Savannah Guthrie that took place on Sunday, and they played it at 7:40 this morning, over a series of photos and b-roll footage of Richard’s appearances, classes, and videos.

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You can listen for yourself, but Richard did pretty much exactly what I thought he would do: Read the rest of this entry »


Black Magic? Possessed By a Bad Spirit? A Reaction to the Latest News About Richard Simmons

March 13, 2016

The New York Daily News ran a lengthy, in-depth story about Richard Simmons on Saturday, and it spread like wildfire. It is a fascinating read by Andy Martino. I highly recommend you take a few minutes and check it out. Read it here.

The story, naturally, is about Richard Simmons’ disappearance from the public eye. It’s been over two years since Richard has taught a class or made a public appearance. It’s been two years since I’ve seen him or heard from him. I consider Richard a friend, and he’s a very important person in my life. It was with his help that I lost 160 pounds – weight I’ve kept off for over five years. I appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Doctors” with Richard, and I was in one of his infomercials, too.

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I haven’t written about Richard lately on this blog, if only because Read the rest of this entry »


Simple Glazed Pearl Onions

March 9, 2016

I really like pearl onions. They’re tiny, adorable, grape-sized onions, and they’re typically sweeter than their bigger cousins. You can find them pickled and jarred, and I’ve had a jar on hand in my fridge for the past couple months. I toss a handful onto salads, or in with other veggies that I’m sauteing. The pickled ones are sometimes called cocktail onions, and they’re used as a garnish in some cocktails, notably the Read the rest of this entry »