Bags and Bags and Bags of Vegetable Snacks

April 26, 2020

I’ve been seeing whole, fresh vegetables being sold as snacks lately, and I hope it’s a trend that takes off! I’m not talking about snack chips that use a little cauliflower or spinach powder in them, I’m talking about unadulterated vegetables… in snack form!

I found these Poshi vegetable pouches at the store before the lockdown began, but didn’t Read the rest of this entry »


I’ve Lost Nearly 10 Pounds Since the Lockdown Began – Part Two

April 20, 2020

I’m making the most of the stay-at-home order in my state, and the scale is proof. I’m 9.2 pounds lighter since I began working from home! In Part One, I talked about my food choices. In this post, I’m tackling exercise. And to sum it up, I’m exercising a lot. 

Believe it or not, that’s a selfie! I’m using Read the rest of this entry »


I’ve Lost Nearly 10 Pounds Since the Lockdown Began – Part One

April 19, 2020

I’ve been working from home for five weeks, and, all things considered, I’m in a really good spot. I’m still employed, with no signs of being laid off. I’m healthy, as is my family. I suffer a little cabin fever every once in a while, but long walks with JJ really help with that, and if they don’t, I’ll go for a drive, with no destination, just to get out of the house.

I’m lucky that I have the ability to use the Stay-at-Home order in my state as an opportunity to Read the rest of this entry »


My Office is Having a “Chopped” Cooking Challenge and I Am Totally on Board!

April 12, 2020

Some friends at work came up with a really fun idea: a cooking challenge, inspired by “Chopped” on the Food Network! They posted three ingredients on our internal social media platform on Friday, and over the weekend, everyone that wanted to participate could make a dish using those ingredients. Then, on Monday, Read the rest of this entry »


Two New-To-Me Ingredients in One Delicious Dinner

April 8, 2020

I made a fantastic dinner the other night, and I used two components I’d never used before! Say hello to my Shrimp and Veggie Pesto Pasta!

But first, I want to brag really quickly, because I’m proud of how active I’ve been during this lockdown. I Read the rest of this entry »


A Story About A Bridge

April 5, 2020

I’ve got a story about a bridge to share. The bridge isn’t as impressive as the huge suspension bridge I raced over, or even the bridge I set out to find in Omaha, but a bridge is a bridge. For an infrastructure nerd like me, every bridge is worth a visit.

Before I get into that, though, I wanted to share a few words about my friend Richard Simmons. He’s Read the rest of this entry »


This Fruit is So Ugly!

April 1, 2020

This looks like some sort of citrus fruit, which it is. But it’s also… UGLY!

I’m not being rude. I’m being literal. I’m eating an ugly fruit. That’s what the sign said at the supermarket! I would’ve Read the rest of this entry »


My Week With ’80s Fitness Legends!

March 29, 2020

I’m thankful to have gym equipment at home, because with the gyms being closed due of the lockdown, I can still have a nice workout. But last week I needed a little motivation, so I gave myself a challenge to workout, all week long, with fitness icons from the ’80s!

The challenge was simple: Read the rest of this entry »


Still Breaking Records on My Bowflex Max Trainer!

March 25, 2020

I’ve had my Bowflex Max Trainer for five and a half years. You could technically round that up to a decade! (But I won’t.) It’s an excellent piece of cardio equipment, and I love it as much now as I ever have. It’s a cross between an elliptical and a stair machine, and it really gets my heart rate going and engages all the muscles I use during my stair races.

One of my favorite Max Trainer pictures, from 2015.

Of course I brought my Max Trainer with me to Michigan when I moved last year, and Read the rest of this entry »


Trying to Move Forward While the World Grinds to a Halt

March 22, 2020

I’ve never blogged during a global pandemic before! There are first times for everything.

What a depressing couple of weeks it’s been, thanks to the coronavirus and all the awful news that’s resulted because of it. On the whole, I’m in really good shape. There have been no confirmed diagnoses for anyone in my life that I know of. (Then again, Read the rest of this entry »