Indulge Me While I Toot My Own Horn – ONE MILLION TIMES!

October 31, 2018

On Sunday, this wee little health, weight loss, and fitness blog hit a pretty big milestone: I had my ONE MILLIONTH PAGE VIEW!

I tried to get a screengrab from my stats page as close to one million as possible, and got close! It’s pretty cool to think that people have visited and read what I’ve had to say one million times. From the get-go, this blog has always been a primary way that keep myself accountable, and I continue to be humbled and flattered by knowing that Read the rest of this entry »


Photo Barrage: 24 Hours in Palm Springs!

October 30, 2018

I spent a very healthy 24 hours in Palm Springs, when I competed in the Tram Road Challenge, and I documented most of what I did and what I ate with my camera. Here comes the photos!
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It’s Quite Literally a Photo Finish! (2018 Tram Road Challenge Race Recap)

October 28, 2018

Although I didn’t have a specific time goal for the Tram Road Challenge race in Palm Springs, I started the race thinking that it would be great to finish in under an hour. And I made it… in the nick of time!

The results, which I saw a little later, showed my name with a time of 59:59.1 – 9/10ths of a second faster than my goal. It was a fantastic way to end an awfully difficult morning. Read the rest of this entry »


“Oh Crap…. I Need to RUN This Weekend!”

October 25, 2018

On Monday morning, I woke up with the daunting realization that I would be competing in a running race that weekend. It’s a doozy of a race – a 6k, that’s uphill the entire way. Would I be able to do it? Read the rest of this entry »


My First Road Trip With JJ Was Full of Activity, Healthy Eating, and Only One Doggie Health Scare

October 24, 2018

I have a new road trip buddy!

I adopted JJ two months ago, and up until last weekend, the longest he’s been in a car has been about an hour. So I was excited (and a little nervous) to see how Read the rest of this entry »


Climbing to New Heights in San Francisco! (Runyon Up Race Recap)

October 22, 2018

When I arrived at the brand new Salesforce Tower in San Francisco yesterday, the top was still shrouded in fog. I took a breath and realized that soon I’ll be climbing to the top of a skyscraper that I can’t fully see!

I’m always excited by a stair race, but I take particular pleasure in Read the rest of this entry »


A Fun- and Food-Filled Weekend Showing Visitors Around Los Angeles

October 14, 2018

Oh man, am I beat! I just had a really fun, super busy weekend with some out-of-town visitors, Allison and Alba. Here we are on the tram, waiting for the Studio Tour to start at Universal Studios.

Allison (on the right) is my 10-year-old niece, and Alba is the 16-year-old foreign exchange student from Read the rest of this entry »


I’ve Tried Running With My Puppy JJ… and It’s Gone Pretty Well!

October 11, 2018

The other day I had one pooped out puppy.

I secretly hoped, when I adopted JJ, that he would become a running buddy. I never questioned JJ’s ability to run… but would he run alongside me? Only one way to find out!
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A Record-Setting Skyscraper is Calling My Name… Help Me Answer the Call!

October 7, 2018

My recent performance at the Stair Climb for Los Angeles, where I did much better than I was expecting, has gotten me pumped about my upcoming races. Here’s my race schedule for the rest of the year – keep reading to see how you can help me reach my goals by supporting some incredible charities!

I’m very excited about my next race, in less than two weeks. It’s a brand new race in a brand new record-setting skyscraper. Read the rest of this entry »


October Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report

October 3, 2018

The start of another new month means… time to update my weight loss chart and dive into my workout facts and figures! Here’s what my weight loss chart looks like, more than eight years in:

And here’s the close-up of the newest update: Read the rest of this entry »