I’ve Hustled During Dozens of Races… But on Sunday, I Hustled Up The Hancock for the Very First Time!

February 27, 2017

I teased, in my last post, that the stair race I did on Sunday was in an iconic, landmark building, and I didn’t lie. Recognize this 100-story beast?

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Did you guess the John Hancock Center in Chicago? Pat yourself on the back! If you don’t recognize it from that angle, you’ll probably recognize it now: Read the rest of this entry »

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Sixty Minutes of Stairs (Minneapolis Fight For Air Climb Race Recap)

February 27, 2017

On Saturday morning, I raced up a 31-story stairwell SEVEN TIMES in one hour. That’s 217 stories in 60 minutes! Just typing those sentences summons twangs of disbelief, even though every syllable is true. The disbelief, though, is quickly overshadowed by more powerful feelings. Pride. Gratitude. Thrill. Come with me, I’ll walk you through that morning!

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My Reaction to the First 2 Episodes of “Missing Richard Simmons.” PLUS, Why I’m Nervous as Hell For This Weekend

February 23, 2017

The first two episodes of “Missing Richard Simmons” are now available (listen to them here), and they’re straight-up riveting. It’s an eye-opening, poignant look at an enigmatic, fascinating man.

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I’m featured, briefly, in both episodes, but believe me, I’d be saying this even if I wasn’t involved. Richard Simmons is a very Read the rest of this entry »


3WAYS2 Add More Veggies and Beans Into Your Snack Rotation

February 21, 2017

I’m always on the hunt for new snack ideas. Fresh vegetables are a tried-and-true mainstay in my snack game, but fresh vegetables aren’t always available, and sometimes they don’t travel well.

There are lots of veggie-based snacks at the store, but many fall into a category that’s a pet peeve of mine, where they’re labeled as Read the rest of this entry »


Turkey and Cheese Applewiches

February 20, 2017

Here’s a novel idea: sandwiches, with apple slices instead of bread!

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Healthy, low carb, and super easy to make. Perfect party food, a great midday snack, or an after-school treat for the kids! Here’s how to make ’em: Read the rest of this entry »


How Much Do I Sweat? I Conducted a Scientific Experiment to Find Out!

February 16, 2017

This post begins with a fantastic workout. I started by doing the signature program on my Bowflex Max Trainer: the 14-minute Max Interval program, which alternates short bursts of high intensity work with longer recovery periods. It’s a challenging 14 minutes…

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…during which I burned Read the rest of this entry »


Here’s the Dirt on the New “Missing Richard Simmons” Podcast

February 14, 2017

missing-richard-simmons-artRichard Simmons is back in the news. Last week, a new podcast called “Missing Richard Simmons” was announced, which promises to dive into the mystery of his disappearance.

“Missing Richard Simmons” was featured in big articles on the People and Hollywood Reporter websites, and then a ton of other websites and outlets picked up the story. A few folks have sent links to give me a heads up, but I’m way ahead of them: I’m featured on the podcast.

Dan Taberski is the guy behind the podcast, and he first reached out to me way back in Read the rest of this entry »