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 »


One Meal With THREE New Things!

October 30, 2019

I made this dinner recently, and every component features a new-to-me item.

Let me walk you through it! The protein is Read the rest of this entry »


Can You Help Me With My Final Few #40Years40Races Events?

October 21, 2019

The finish line is in sight, folks. I recently competed in my 36th race of the year, which means… I only have four to go! I’m already registered for three of them, and those three are all stair races in skyscrapers. That alone is exciting, because I haven’t raced in a skyscraper since my Cleveland race in June.

These three races are also all fundraisers, and that’s also exciting, because who doesn’t love helping worthy causes? I wish I Read the rest of this entry »


I Drove Across Three States to Compete in a Race Inside A Corn Maze! (Includes Awesome Aerial Footage From the Race)

October 19, 2019

Check it out – I’m in the world’s largest corn maze!

Richardson Adventure Farm, in Spring Grove, Illinois, has an annual corn maze that covers 28 acres and includes almost 10 miles of paths. It’s enormous! Every year they host a 5K race, through the maze, and I knew I wanted to do it as soon as Read the rest of this entry »