I PLAY WITH MY FOOD: Cucumber Chain!

August 31, 2017

Check out my cucumber chain!

I love to play with my food. Whether it’s a watermelon shark, cantaloupe Stonehenge, an egg funeral, or olive penguins, I love making something cool out of fruits and veggies. They’re Read the rest of this entry »

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Meet Cal. His Story Will Bring You To Tears… and Inspire You Like Nothing Else!

August 25, 2017

I had the pleasure of meeting an incredible man yesterday, and I want you to meet him too. His name is Cal.

Me on the left, Cal in the middle, Alberto on the right.

Cal is visiting from Australia, and just reading about his life made my jaw drop and my eyes water. Read the rest of this entry »


I Don’t Want To Be Judged… So I Need To Stop Judging Others

August 24, 2017

I’ve been training in a skyscraper stairwell again. I’ve headed to a 55-story skyscraper twice in the past few weeks to climb the stairs, and I’m headed back there tomorrow.

I noticed myself thinking unfair thoughts while in the stairwell during those two workouts, so I’m calling myself out on it, because I need to stop. I need to shift my thinking. Read the rest of this entry »


This 5K is All Hills and Stairs (2017 Conquer the Overlook Race Recap)

August 21, 2017

I love a race that ends with a view. It’s one of the things that got me hooked on stair racing – there’s nothing better than a finish line 60 or 70 stories above the ground! The finish line at Conquer the Overlook has a magnificent view… Check it out!

You can see the Los Angeles skyline in the upper right corner! I’m standing on Read the rest of this entry »


A Middle-Of-The-Night Junk Food Binge

August 13, 2017

It’s been two weeks since my exposure to poison oak (it happened during this hike), and I’m still as itchy as ever. I have rashes on both legs, a huge rash on my ribcage and stomach, and rashes up and down both arms.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big deal. Just a Read the rest of this entry »


Bears, Fish, and a Giant Lumberjack: The Rest of My British Columbia Adventures!

August 10, 2017

I learned real quick that British Columbia is bear country. Bears everywhere!

Giant bear stuffed animals, bear sculptures, bears on t-shirts, signs advising against trying to take a selfie with wild bears (no joke). I love bears, so it’s my Read the rest of this entry »


The. Hardest. Hike. I’ve. Ever. Done. PERIOD.

August 9, 2017

My last post ended in a cliffhanger: thanks to the cancellation of the Red Bull 400, I had some free time in Whistler, British Columbia, as well as the desire to do something physically challenging. That desire was fulfilled… by doing the most difficult hike I’ve ever done. And with a great group of friends!

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