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 »