My Michigan Grocery Options

July 30, 2019

When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than to be a contestant on “Supermarket Sweep,” a game show that culminated with people running through a supermarket at top speed.

It wasn’t a good show, but it was fun, and it combined two of my favorite things, Read the rest of this entry »


Happy Birthday, Brian, and Rest In Peace

July 22, 2019
Brian Zamboni, competing during a race in Dallas.

Earlier this year, I competed in a 6-hour stair race in Salt Lake City. During the race, a friend named Brian Zamboni suffered a massive heart attack, collapsed, and ultimately passed away a few days later.

I first met Brian a few years back. We met when Brian approached me at a race to talk about this blog, which he had found helpful. We weren’t super close, but I enjoyed chatting with him at various races across the country. He was kind, supportive, and friendly, and I admired his focus and drive in the stairwell.

I think about Brian frequently, especially Read the rest of this entry »


In The Midst of a Major Transition? Keep Your Health On Track With This One Rule

July 21, 2019

I’ve started my new job! My first day outfit:

It’s been going really well. The company and my colleagues are great. There’s a steeping learning curve, and weeks of training that I’ve only just begun, but I’m excited to show up, and Read the rest of this entry »


A Cool, Refreshing Dip In The Lake And… A Cool, Refreshing Dip In My Stomach!

July 17, 2019

I went swimming with JJ for the first time. It. Was. Awesome!

My parents and I were invited to Read the rest of this entry »


Where’s the Elevator Down? (The Inclinator Race Recap)

July 14, 2019

One week ago, I stumbled across a stair race online. I hadn’t heard about it before. I signed up. It was on a whim, but the race was different and cheap ($15). It was called the Inclinator, and this little race ended up being one of the toughest events I’ve ever done.

I’m showing off my bib number – they wrote it on my arm with a Sharpie. Good ol’ lucky number 7!

The Inclinator event happened at the Stairs on Division, a public stairway going up a hillside in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I had never been to these stairs before, but they remind me of Read the rest of this entry »


There’s Change In The Air

July 11, 2019

There’s been a lot of change in my life over the past few months. I moved from California to Michigan, leaving behind the only career I’ve ever had, in search of something new, something different, and something exciting.

I don’t regret anything. There are Read the rest of this entry »


My First Proper Stair Workout in Michigan… And It Was TOUGH!

July 9, 2019

Hey, look! Lots of stairs!

I spent about an hour running up stairs this morning, and it occurred to me, mid-workout, that it was actually my very first stair workout since moving to Michigan three months ago. Hard to believe, but true! Read the rest of this entry »


My Holiday Week On The West Coast (But Maybe Not The Coast You’re Thinking Of)

July 7, 2019

My family’s July 4th tradition is to meet up in St. Joseph, our favorite spot on the west coast… of Michigan. That’s the Lake Michigan coast, for the geographically challenged!

That pic was taken on a morning walk with JJ and my aunt Annie, who took the photo. We may or may not have been trespassing on Read the rest of this entry »