April 29, 2018
I’ve had a tough few days, but I’m working through it. Sharing it will help. So here goes!
I’ve been noticing, for a few weeks, some changes. I’ve been pushing myself pretty hard, workout-wise, for a long time, and I’ve been feeling worn out. Perpetually. I’m normally excited about my exercise plans for the day, or later on in the week, but Read the rest of this entry »
April 26, 2018
Hey, look! It’s me!
I’m featured in the April 2018 issue of Downtown magazine, a local paper that serves Read the rest of this entry »
April 24, 2018
One might rightfully assume that climbing the stairs in a 48-story skyscraper twice (read details here) would be a satisfactory workout for the day, but NOT FOR US! When we left the Fight For Air Climb in San Francisco, it wasn’t to go have brunch or head home. We headed to a famous stadium, where we… continued to exercise!
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April 23, 2018
Racing up stairs is challenging. That’s an understatement, actually. It’s excruciating difficult and ridiculously exhausting. Due to the intense nature of the sport, every single second counts. My goal, when I race up a building I’ve raced before, is simple: be faster than last time. On Saturday, I had another opportunity to reach that goal, and I only had to climb 1,029 steps to make it happen.
The race was Read the rest of this entry »
April 19, 2018
Have you seen the new ABC comedy “Splitting Up Together”? Only four episodes have aired, on Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30 central. Last week’s episode featured three actors climbing an enormous stairway, and as soon as I watched, I knew I had to climb them myself!
Here’s the same stairs on “Splitting Up Together”: Read the rest of this entry »
April 15, 2018
I competed, on Saturday, for my seventh consecutive year, in the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb in Los Angeles. The title for this post comes from a sign I saw on the roof after the race, which echoed exactly what I was feeling after a particularly tough climb.
The race was up 63 stories in the stairwell of Read the rest of this entry »
April 12, 2018
I hated clothes shopping when I was 400 pounds. I hated how much I had to look in mirrors, I hated the shame I felt every time I was bigger than the largest size available, I hated every step of the process. It was the worst.
At the time, I wore size 56 pants and either 3XL or 4XL shirts. Because of Read the rest of this entry »
April 9, 2018
Here’s something you don’t see every day: a 5K race that starts by running through the very same starting gates that horses use at one of the most famous horse racing venues in the country!
The race was the Derby Day 5K, held at Read the rest of this entry »
April 5, 2018
I’ve been thinking lately about my very first stair race, at the Aon Center in Los Angeles. It happened six years ago, and while I can remember it vividly, it also seems like a lifetime ago.
I’ll be returning to the Aon Center a week from Saturday, for my seventh consecutive year racing up the 63-story stairwell. It will be Read the rest of this entry »