My Last Night in Los Angeles

March 22, 2019

It’s time! By the time you read this, it’s very likely that JJ and I will be on the road, on our first day of an epic road trip to our new home in Michigan. More on that in a bit. First, I want to talk about my final night in Los Angeles. I spent it doing something I love: climbing stairs.

Even though I won’t be in town to compete, I registered for the Read the rest of this entry »


The Search For My Birthday Monte Cristo

March 19, 2019

I turned 40 years old on the 5th, and had a fun, laid-back birthday. I went with my friends Tavi and Jonathan to the Los Angeles Museum of Art, and, for my big 40th birthday dinner, we met our friend Steve at… a diner. Nothing fancy, just a diner. Read the rest of this entry »

More Pictures From My All-Too-Brief Visit to Salt Lake City

March 7, 2019

There was a professional photographer at the OutClimb Cancer Challenge that I competed in last weekend, so this post starts with his pictures!

The race involved exiting the lobby, onto the sidewalk, in order to re-enter the building to start each climb, and the photographer was perched Read the rest of this entry »

I Competed in the Longest, Hardest, and Most Exhausting Event of My Life: A SIX-HOUR Stair Race! (OutClimb Cancer Challenge Race Recap)

March 4, 2019

When my alarm went off at 4:45am Saturday morning, the first thing I did was take a few deep breaths. This was going to be a day like none other I’ve experienced. I was going to push myself harder than ever before, in a challenge that would redefine what I’m capable of, what I could endure, and what I can rise above.

And it was all going to happen in this building, glowing in the pre-dawn darkness, just across the plaza from my Salt Lake City hotel room.

While short compared to towers in other cities, the Read the rest of this entry »