December Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

December 7, 2017

This post has been delayed a few days, due to the cold that I’ve been fighting, but better late than never! (I’m feeling much better, by the way!) And I’m starting this post with a picture of my scale, because it shows a number I haven’t seen in a while.

Under 250 pounds! Whoa! Time to update my weight loss chart: Read the rest of this entry »

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I Think I’m Gonna Barf (Los Angeles CF Climb 2017 Race Recap)

December 4, 2017

On Thursday, I woke up feeling ill. Typical cold symptoms: sneezy, snotty, stuffed up. On Friday, I felt a little better. On Saturday, I felt a lot worse. On Sunday… I competed in a stair race.

This race has been on my calendar for a long time. It was the Los Angeles CF Climb, organized by and benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I felt achy, sniffly and exhausted as soon as I woke up on Sunday, but I didn’t Read the rest of this entry »


These Songs Helped Me Power Through My Races – They’ll Help You Smash Your Workouts Too!

November 29, 2017

About two months ago, I added a bunch of new songs to my iPod. And I started getting huge PRs at my races: I shaved seven minutes off my time in Palm Springs, and nearly four minutes off my times in Chicago. Coincidence? Maybe! (I’ve also been training like a madman.)

I know for sure that the songs keep me moving, keep my spirits up, and keep me motivated, and those are three things I need during a long and challenging race. Maybe these songs will help pump you up during your workouts, too! Read the rest of this entry »


This Life Hack Will Make Your Fruit Salads So Much Better

November 27, 2017

I’m back from a great Thanksgiving visit with family in Colorado, and on two days, I got up early and made big fruit salads for everyone to enjoy during breakfast. Fruit is a great way to start the day, isn’t it?

I have a great trick to keep your fruit salads looking beautiful and lasting longer. Read the rest of this entry »


Thanksgiving Rewind 2017

November 23, 2017

I had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and I hope you did too! My day began with a great workout – the Louisville (Colorado) 5k Turkey Trot. It was my fifth time doing this race, and my sister Sarah, 9-year-old niece Allison, and friend Lauren joined in too.

The changed the route this year, so there was Read the rest of this entry »


Trying the Green Chef Meal Kit Service… By Making Three of Their Meals Simultaneously!

November 21, 2017

I’ve come to Colorado on my annual Thanksgiving trip, and my sister Sarah had a great idea for dinner the day I arrived. She’s a big fan of Green Chef, a meal kit delivery service that’s based in Boulder, not too far from her house, and wanted me to try it.

Sarah and her husband Justin had received their weekly Green Chef box a few days earlier. Inside was Read the rest of this entry »


I Finished My All-Levels Bowflex Max Trainer Challenge, and My Calorie Burns are Shocking!

November 20, 2017

I designed a cardio challenge last month, using my Bowflex M5 Max Trainer. You can read all the details here, but basically, I wanted to see if I could complete the Max Interval program at every level of resistance, starting at level 5, all the way up to level 16. The Max Interval program is only 14 minutes, but man oh man, it’s tough!

I recently finished the challenge, and the results were downright stunning!
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