I Scored an Exclusive Coupon Code for Nuzest Clean Lean Protein, and You Can Use it Too! Save BIG!

October 19, 2016

Keep reading for an exclusive offer for Keep It Up, David readers!

I’ve been a long-time drinker of protein shakes, and lately, I’ve been enjoying Clean Lean Protein, a protein powder made by Nuzest. I’ve tried all their flavors, like vanilla…


…and chocolate. Read the rest of this entry »

I Cancelled My Gym Membership and Here’s Why.

October 17, 2016

It’s the end of a chapter in my life: I’ve cancelled my gym membership at Crunch, after four and a half years.


Crunch is a great gym, but it’s time to move on. Read the rest of this entry »

Crispy Eggplant Chips

October 11, 2016

Here’s an easy, healthy snack for when you’re craving potato chips but don’t want all the carbs: eggplant chips! All you need are Japanese eggplants, and a few things you probably already have in your cupboard.


Potatoes have about 3 times the carbs that eggplants have (17 grams vs. 6 grams, respectively, per 100 grams), so it Read the rest of this entry »

October Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report and SIX FLAGS!

October 9, 2016

My recent race and trip to New York made for exciting blog posts, but it also delayed my monthly weigh-in update. And I’m going to delay it a few paragraphs longer, so I can share a couple photos from Six Flags!


The first post on the blog, in 2010, was about going to Six Flags Magic Mountain. It was my first time at a theme park in about a decade, ever since Read the rest of this entry »

A Busy, Busy, Busy New York City Weekend in 20 Photos

October 6, 2016

My stair race wasn’t the only big event of the weekend, it was just the first. Hours after the race, I was on a redeye to New York City! The reason for the trip was my cousin’s wedding, but I tacked on a couple days to visit friends.

My cousin Rob and his new wife Chloe know how to throw a party. It was a formal, black tie affair, which meant I wore a tuxedo for the first time since my junior prom! Pretty snazzy.


(I posted another tuxedo picture on Instagram; see it here!)

The ceremony was at a church in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the reception was at a fancy country club in Westchester County, New York, that looked straight out of Read the rest of this entry »

Why Yes, That IS My Face on 4,000 Race Bibs!

October 5, 2016

My race recap from the Stair Climb for Los Angeles at the US Bank Tower is a thorough account of what happened last Friday (read it here!), but there’s one major thing I left out. They put me on all the bibs!


That’s me, looking up at the building! How sweet is that? I wish I could say it was a surprise for me, but it wasn’t. A couple months ago, Read the rest of this entry »

A Thrilling, Unexpected Surprise in the Tallest Stairwell West of the Mississippi! (2016 Stair Climb for Los Angeles Race Recap)

October 5, 2016

I’ve got a LOT to blog about. I traveled this past weekend, and had a great trip, but my weekend began in Los Angeles with a race on Friday up the tallest stairwell west of the Mississippi. Introducing (for the fourth year in a row) the… US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles!


75 stories. 1,664 steps. The finish line on the roof is 1,005 feet above the sidewalk. It doesn’t matter that I’ve Read the rest of this entry »