I Ran Thru Hell and Now I’m Three-Quarters Done With My #40years40races Challenge!

August 19, 2019

30 races down, 10 more to go!

2019 is all about racing. I’m celebrating my 40th birthday by competing in 40 races. It’s my #40years40races Challenge!

This challenge is physically exhausting, but it also requires a lot of planning. So I’m thrilled to be 3/4ths done with it, with over four months left in the year!

I’ve been keeping a running total of Read the rest of this entry »

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Four New Things I Tried… And A Fifth Thing That I Will Never Ever Try

August 15, 2019

I love trying new things, especially when they are healthy foods or ingredients, or produce items I’ve never seen before. I’ve recently tried a variety of new things that I’m going to share in this post – and keep reading until the end, because there’s a new item that I have vowed never ever to eat… even though it’s tempting!

Let’s start with…  Read the rest of this entry »


Podcast Alert: Listen To My Interview on “The Fat Guy Forum!”

August 11, 2019

I love podcasts. I subscribe to a couple dozen, and listen to them while I’m walking my dog, driving around town, and I make sure to load up on them for my road trips. So it really was an honor to be interviewed for a new weight loss themed podcast called “The Fat Guy Forum” – and I can’t wait for you to listen!

“The Fat Guy Forum” is hosted by Read the rest of this entry »


I Drove 15 Hours To Compete in a 30-Minute Race

August 11, 2019

My last post was all a recap of the Pine Mountain 500 – an awesome race that ended with a dash up 500 steps. What I left out of that post was the logistics… how I traveled 15 hours in the car, over 2 days, all so I could participate!

It was a whirlwind two days, and I took lots of pictures. Read the rest of this entry »


Racing Up The Tallest* Outdoor Stairway in Michigan! (Pine Mountain 500 Race Recap)

August 7, 2019

*probably

Last weekend I competed in my 29th race of the year, and my second in Michigan’s gorgeous – and incredibly remote – Upper Peninsula. I earned the biggest, heaviest finisher’s medal I’ve ever seen!

The race was called the Pine Mountain 500, and it was held at the Pine Mountain Ski Resort in Iron Mountain. There’s a ski jump there, and alongside the jump is a 500-step stairway. Read the rest of this entry »


I Just Weighed Myself For The First Time In Seven Months, And I Learned Some Valuable Lessons

August 5, 2019

Check it out, it’s the return of my weight loss chart!

I last time I had my monthly weigh-in was on New Year’s Day. It wasn’t my intention to go so long without weighing in, but time just has a way of slipping through your fingers, doesn’t it? I honestly can’t remember what Read the rest of this entry »