Thanksgiving Rewind 2019

November 29, 2019

I hope everyone had a delightful Thanksgiving! I celebrated at my sister’s house in Colorado, where I always go for Thanksgiving. It was a quieter, smaller crowd this year, but it still was a fun day, surrounded by family.

It wasn’t a gluttonous, regretful day of eating for me, either, and that felt good. The reason is because Read the rest of this entry »


I Finished My #40years40races Challenge With One Helluva Great Race! (Gift Of Adoption Michigan Stair Climb Race Recap)

November 24, 2019

Check this out: It’s my first-ever FIRST PLACE MEDAL! 

I won first place among men aged 40-49 at the Gift of Adoption Michigan Stair Climb in Southfield, Michigan on Saturday, and it was a total surprise when they called my name during the awards ceremony. I was already on cloud nine, having finished my 40th and final race of the year just minutes before, and being handed that medal was Read the rest of this entry »


It’s My 10th Annual THANKSGIVING PLEDGE! Here’s How You Can Stay Guilt-Free While Eating All Your Favorite Turkey Day Foods

November 23, 2019

I created a Thanksgiving Pledge in 2010 and I have taken this pledge every single year since then. It allows me to enjoy whatever I want on Thanksgiving, without feeling terrible the next day or completely abandoning my healthy living efforts. I encourage you to take it, too!

Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with overeating, but it doesn’t have to be. I work way too hard Read the rest of this entry »


Two More Days… Just Two More Days…

November 21, 2019

I’m less than 48 hours away from completing the biggest fitness undertaking of my life. On Saturday morning, I’ll be competing in my 40th race of the year. It’ll be the final race of my #40years40races challenge and while I’m excited to compete, I’m even more excited for it to be over.

I never shared my Halloween costume from a few weeks back! Do you know what it is? Answer at the end of this post!

I’ve mentioned before that this Read the rest of this entry »


I Don’t Always Bring My Lunch From Home… Sometimes I Purchase Healthy Meals, Too

November 18, 2019

Earlier this fall, I published a post with all the lunches I brought from home during the course of a week. I still bring my lunch to work an awful lot, but sometimes I don’t, just due to lack of time or forgetfulness. I thought I’d share some of the lunches I’ve purchased over the few weeks, because even when I have to buy lunch, I try to make good choices. Read the rest of this entry »


Hamilton, Ontario Has AWESOME Public Stairways!

November 14, 2019

We got 8 or 10 inches of snow earlier this week. JJ has been having a great time frolicking in the snow on his walks. I got an hour of exercise the other night when I shoveled out the driveway. But these pictures are from before the snowstorm, which explains the lack of snow. They’re from my trip last weekend to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and they feature some incredible public stairs!

I went to Hamilton to compete in the Steeltown Stair Climb, and while at the race, I Read the rest of this entry »


My First Third Place Medal at a Stair Race! (Steeltown Stair Climb Race Recap)

November 11, 2019

Four minutes and fifty-two seconds. It only took four minutes and fifty seconds to accomplish something I’ve never accomplished before: My first age group podium finish at a stair race!

I’ll get into all the juicy details in a bit. First, let me back up a few hundred steps. On Saturday, I competed in the Steeltown Stair Climb, a stair race in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that benefited The Lung Association. It was my second race in Canada – after the CN Tower race in April – and my third international race! Read the rest of this entry »


I Just Want To Be Able To Move After This! (SkyRise Chicago 2019 Race Recap)

November 7, 2019

Hello, Willis Tower!

You may know this towering skyscraper as Sears Tower. I know it as the home to the tallest stairwell in the Western Hemisphere and the tallest stair race, too!

SkyRise Chicago, which benefits the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, has a start line two floors below ground, and a finish line on the 103rd floor. There’s 105 floors, and 2,159 steps, in between. Read the rest of this entry »