March 1, 2015
Yesterday was a brisk Michigan winter day, with snow everywhere and temperatures in the low 20s, and I started it with a little sprint at 6:45am. I dashed out to the driveway, barefoot and wearing only a T-shirt and underwear, so I could start the car and get the heat pumping while I got dressed.
Crazy as that was, it paled in comparison to happened a few hours later, when I competed in the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb in Detroit – racing up the stairs to the 70th floor in the Renaissance Center.
The Renaissance Center (nicknamed ‘RenCen’) is a Read the rest of this entry »
February 26, 2015
Greetings from Michigan! I arrived yesterday, and I’m so excited to see snow.
I know there’s millions of you all over the east and midwest that have suffered through a horrible winter and can’t wait for the spring to come, but for this California resident, snow is Read the rest of this entry »
February 25, 2015
Today’s blog post is brought to you by the word “Renaissance.” The word has multiple meanings. It refers to a period of cultural rebirth in European history, stretching from the 14th to 17th centuries, but it also can refer to any period of new growth or renewal of life.
One could argue that, in the past five years, I’ve experienced my own renaissance by embracing fitness and healthy eating, and taking command of my own health. In fact, I’d argue that until I was blue in the face. (And my family and friends will vouch that I’m a stubborn bastard that LOVES a good argument.)
But today’s post isn’t about my renaissance, it’s about… Read the rest of this entry »
February 23, 2015
Well, replace “did it” with “took Britney Spears’ favorite workout class” and “again” with “for the first time.”
In the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Women’s Health Magazine, Britney Spears raves about the Read the rest of this entry »
February 20, 2015
You must be on the edge of your seat! The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. I ended my last post with a tantalizing cliffhanger: what kind of dip would I serve with my jicama and cold cuts platter? The answer is about to be revealed.
But first…let’s play a little Read the rest of this entry »
February 19, 2015
Sometimes my mind goes to weird places. The other day, while I was waiting at the service deli at the store, I became fixated with a bizarre question: Could meat be sliced thin enough to be see-through? I ended up ordering 1/2 pound each of turkey pastrami and honey ham, as thin as humanly possible, as when I got home, I immediately tested it out.
Honey ham = not see-through. Parts were translucent, though! As for the turkey pastrami… Read the rest of this entry »
February 18, 2015
Remember the Jacob’s Ladder? Probably not. I’ve only mentioned in once before, in a blog post last May, but it’s a challenging cardio device that’s basically a never-ending ladder. It’s also a Bible story, but that’s a whole different blog post (on a completely different blog).
The rungs move on a circular track, so you’ll Read the rest of this entry »