July 31, 2016
I had a good, sweaty time taking my friend Geoff’s High Octane class last week, so when he invited me to another workout, I jumped at the chance. All I had to do was show up at Belle Isle Beach on Saturday morning at 8am. Wait, what?
In addition to Read the rest of this entry »
July 28, 2016
I haven’t done a recipe post lately, probably because I’ve been traveling, but that changes right now. This recipe involves a fantastic and potentially hard-to-find ingredient: fresh figs.
I love figs, but it’s much more common to find them dried than fresh. That’s because Read the rest of this entry »
July 26, 2016
I mentioned in my last post that a recurring foot injury prohibited me from taking many of the group fitness classes offered during the Fitbloggin’ conference, but I sure didn’t stay sedentary. I rode a bike around the city… TWICE!
Indianapolis has a fantastic program called the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare. There are stations all over downtown – including Read the rest of this entry »
July 24, 2016
Every year, bloggers from far and wide gather for a few days of education, camaraderie, and connection at the Fitbloggin’ conference. It was my third year going, after attending in Portland and Denver. This time around, it was in Indianapolis, which meant I could finally cross “canoodling with a statue of four-term mayor William H Hudnut III” off my bucket list.
This year’s Fitbloggin’ marked the start of a new chapter for Read the rest of this entry »
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.
I woke up at the crack of dawn and headed Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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 »
July 17, 2016
Surprise, surprise! I ran a 10K race over the weekend! And in a beautiful setting. Check out these views!
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 »
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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July 12, 2016
Anyone want to guess what I’m doing in this photo?
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 »
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 »