Cooking Like a Swede

September 4, 2015

Anyone know what this is?

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Hint: It’s a kitchen utensil. I got it as a present from my friends Katherine and Peter when I visited them in Sweden, and I love it.

Give up? It’s a… Read the rest of this entry »


BUSY WEEKEND: On Set with Bowflex, A Killer Olympian Workout, Meeting Animals at the Fair!

September 2, 2015

I’m still playing catch-up. My last post was about a race two weekends ago… and now I’m gonna recap this most recent, jam-packed weekend!

My friend Rob at Bowflex invited me to the set of a new commercial they were shooting in Malibu. Drake was there!

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(Not really. Rob used the Drake Shake app to digitally add Drake to this pic of me and Aaron.)

The commercial was for the Bowflex TreadClimber, one of their products that I’ve used while visiting my aunt and uncle. I had no involvement in the commercial whatsoever, except to Read the rest of this entry »


Race Recap: Conquer the Overlook 2015

August 31, 2015

I’ve got a lot of catching up to do! My short, depression-based reprieve from blogging is over, and I’ve been busy busy busy. First up, I want to tackle the race I did before the depression struck… a race that completely wiped me out. It was called Conquer the Overlook, and it took place at a familiar venue: the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City, where there’s a 282-step stairway carved up the side of a huge hill:

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I’ve been here a couple times before for a workout, and you can see lots of great pics in my post about going at dawn. It’s a challenging stair climb, and here’s why: Read the rest of this entry »


Inside A Mental Health Mini-Breakdown

August 27, 2015

Here’s a behind-the-scenes tip from a veteran: When a blogger disappears for a while, unannounced, something is going down. And it’s likely not good.

I haven’t posted in about a week, and I can tell you right now that, in this instance, I definitely wasn’t in a good place. I was feeling depressed and worn out. I was having a What’s the point? moment. Dealing with depression isn’t easy. It never will be. Read the rest of this entry »


This Week’s Stair Training Was Better Than Last Week’s…

August 21, 2015

…although pretty much anything would’ve been better than last week’s.

Let’s start with the pictures! We had access to the passenger elevators this week (instead of the freight elevator), and I took a picture every time I rode back down to the lobby. The number of pictures equals the number of climbs, so let’s count them!

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ONE. (Standing upright.) Read the rest of this entry »


My Lego-tastic, Simpsons-tacular Reward Weekend

August 18, 2015

SNACK TIME! Everybody gets a grape!

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I went a little bonkers over the weekend with my Lego Simpsons minifigures. But with good reason.. I EARNED IT! In July, I started the Bowflex Summer Strong Challenge, a 30-day program designed to increase your strength training. I gave myself an incentive to complete the program: only after Read the rest of this entry »


Watch My 5-Minute Presentation on Stair Racing!

August 17, 2015

In June, I went to the Fitbloggin’ conference in Denver. I had a blast hanging out with a couple hundred other health and fitness bloggers, seeing old friends, and making new ones, too. (Here’s my recap post.)

I WAS A SPEAKER, TOO! I gave a well-received presentation during the keynote event, called Ignite Fitness.

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I haven’t talked much about this yet, because I was waiting for the video to go online. THE VIDEO IS NOW ONLINE, and you can watch it RIGHT HERE! Read the rest of this entry »


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