WHOA! I’ve Done 20 Races So Far This Year… So I’m Halfway Through My #40years40races Challenge!

May 29, 2019

At the beginning of the year, I set out to complete a great big fitness challenge: in honor of my 40th birthday, I decided to compete in 40 races in 2019. I’m happy to share that I’m halfway to my goal, and have achieved some notable accomplishments along the way, including – drum roll please – my first-ever age group podium win!

I’m going to get into details of that age group podium win shortly, but first, some big picture stats. I’ve done 20 races since the beginning of January. I’ve done more races in the past five months than I’ve ever done in any previous year. Wow. Read the rest of this entry »


My New Favorite Way To Cook Fish – You’ll Want To Do This All Summer Long!

May 28, 2019

Check this my dinner tonight: healthy, gorgeous, and best of all, delicious.

The salad is a salad kit from the store. And there’s some avocado in the upper left. But don’t focus on that stuff… focus on the fish. That’s a piece of cedar plank smoked salmon, and you’ll never want to cook salmon any other way. Read the rest of this entry »


I’m a Dog Walker, So I’m Getting PAID to Exercise! (This Post Includes An Excellent Coupon Code!)

May 19, 2019

My dog JJ is the love of my life.

But he’s not the only dog in my life. Check out all these cuties that I’ve been hanging out with lately! Read the rest of this entry »


Too Many Photos From My First Weekend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

May 16, 2019

I took a lot of photos during my long weekend in the Upper Peninsula to go to the Red Bull 400. I wanted to remember this trip. Despite growing up in Michigan, I’ve barely spent any time there before!

Did I take too many photos? You be the judge. Read the rest of this entry »


Many Races Are Challenging, But None of Them Measure Up To The Red Bull 400

May 15, 2019

I love getting high. And before any of you jump to conclusions, I’m talking about stair races. I’ve raced the stairwells in all sorts of tall (and very tall) skyscrapers, but this past weekend I got to experience a whole new way to get high – by racing up a ski jump at the Red Bull 400.

This is an absolutely bat-crap crazy event, and it had my stomach in all sorts of knots. Read the rest of this entry »


My Very Own Shanghai Surprise!

May 8, 2019

I love trying new varieties of fruits and vegetables. So I was very excited to see a basket of green vegetables at the store labeled “Shanghai.”

They look like little baby bok choys, but who knows? Maybe they’re something completely different! Only one way to find out… bring some home and eat them! Read the rest of this entry »


Maple Vegetable Salad

May 6, 2019

I recently shared a recipe for Avocado Deviled Eggs that included a tantalizing tease: another recipe from our Easter meal that was sure to whet your appetite. Well, I wasn’t planning for it to take two more weeks to get this post up, but it did. File this one under ‘better late than never!’

The Avocado Deviled Eggs was one of two dishes Read the rest of this entry »