600 Stories or Bust! (2019 Dallas Vert Mile Race Recap)

January 15, 2019

It was 5:05am when I arrived at the Reunion Tower in Dallas yesterday, underneath a swirl of dancing, colorful lights. I was here to compete, for the second time, in the hardest race I’ve ever done.

The Dallas Vert Mile had been on my calendar for months, but a pre-race knot formed in my stomach as I Read the rest of this entry »

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2018 Year-End Race Report – I Competed in 16 Races!

January 9, 2019

My 2018 Year-End Progress Report is one of my favorite posts, and now it’s a two-parter! I covered weight loss maintenance and exercise in the first part (read it here), and now I’m going to nerd out on all my races.

In 2018, I competed in 16 races. Thirteen were stair races, and three were running races. Those thirteen stair races were in eleven different cities: Read the rest of this entry »


2018 Year-End Progress Report

January 7, 2019

Happy New Year! My 2019 rolled in with a nasty cold that completely sidelined me for four days. I’m still not 100% feeling better, but the congestion is gone, I’ve begun exercising again, and all that’s left is a sore throat that makes me sound like present-day Kathleen Turner.

But before I rush forth, whole-hog, into the new year, I have some housekeeping to do with 2018. This annual post is one of my favorites, and I can’t wait to jump into… My 2018 Year-End Progress Report!

One of my favorite photos from 2018.

Y’all know how I share Read the rest of this entry »


My Christmas in Pictures

December 31, 2018

I’m back from a week in Michigan for Christmas, and spent lots of great quality time with family. I was determined to stay focused on my health and fitness all week, and made lots of wonderful choices, and some not-so-wonderful ones, too. I’ll get into all of that, but first… SANTA!

That’s Lynn on the right. Our families have been Read the rest of this entry »


My Last Recipe Of The Year Is For… Lemon Jello Salad (Yes, Really!)

December 19, 2018

Jello Salad! It’s a blast from the past!

This isn’t some random Jello dessert. It’s a legitimate salad, made with four kinds of vegetables. And, of course, Jello! Read the rest of this entry »


7 Tips to Stay Healthy At All Those Holiday Parties

December 16, 2018

There’s a reason so many people gain weight over the holidays, and it’s because there’s so many parties, family dinners, get-togethers, and celebrations, all of which add up to… Food everywhere, all the time! And not much of it is healthy!

Here are my seven tips to help you get through all these functions without popping any buttons on your pants. Read the rest of this entry »


Practicing What I Preach at the Supermarket

December 12, 2018

One of my hard and fast weight loss rules is to never grocery shop when you’re hungry. Wandering the aisles on an empty stomach will lead to impulse purchases and poor choices.

I’ve heard this rule since I was a kid, and I’ve stuck to it as much as possible over the past eight years. I share it often, because I know Read the rest of this entry »