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 »
I had the pleasure of meeting an incredible man yesterday, and I want you to meet him too. His name is Cal.
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’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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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!
This past weekend turned out NOTHING like I was expecting. I went to Whistler, a ski resort town in British Columbia, to compete in an notoriously difficult race, but mother nature had her own ideas. The race was the Red Bull 400, the steepest 400-meter running race on the planet. Why is it so steep? Because you’re running up an Olympic ski jump.
These ski jumps were built for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and normally they’re used in the winter, when jumpers reach speeds of Read the rest of this entry »
Before I indulge in my monthly nerdfest of charts and data, I have to share the aftermath of my adventurous hike a few days ago: I think I got poison oak. Just a bit. I’m itchy all over my arms and legs. I haven’t broken out in rashes, except for a little bit, on the inside of my arm: Read the rest of this entry »