I’ve Triple-Checked The Math… I’ve Done 20 Stair Races!

April 13, 2015

What an exciting weekend. A momentous weekend. A milestone weekend. I competed in my 20th stair race! It was the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb in Los Angeles, in the Aon Center, which, at 63 stories, is the second-tallest building in California.

Aon-Center-Stairs

That wasn’t the only milestone I was celebrating. In addition, it was the Read the rest of this entry »


Cucumber Radish Salad

April 10, 2015

First things first. I’m feeling a lot better since my last post. I’ve spent time with family I don’t see very often, had some good workouts (including the run I made myself do after writing that post), am eating ok, and have kept busy, which helps my mind from wandering down dark and depressing roads. This little lady has been helping out, too:

David-Luna-Bed

It’s Luna! She’s my pal Tavi’s dog, and I Read the rest of this entry »


The Benefits of a Good Cry

April 7, 2015

This posts has good news and not-so-good news. Here’s the good news: There’s a great article, published today, about the benefits of a cathartic workout – one that pushes you to do things you didn’t think you could do, or helps you access and process the feelings that have been bottled up. It’s a great article and you should definitely read it, but in case you need another reason: check it out because I’m in it!

The article is called “The Unique Release of an Emotionally Cathartic Workout” and you can read it here. It’s on Read the rest of this entry »


April Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

April 3, 2015

It’s been a fun couple days in my world. My modem crapped out on me, but today I got a brand-spanking-new one installed. So no more delays… time for my weigh-in results! Let’s take a look at the ol’ chart, shall we?

Weight-Loss-Chart-April

Down three pounds! OK – here’s the deal: Read the rest of this entry »


A Hike in the Mountains, A Walk on the Beach

March 31, 2015

While racing up a 52-story building certainly burned a lot of calories, it wasn’t the only exercise I got during my weekend in San Francisco. In fact, it wasn’t even the only exercise I got that day! Read the rest of this entry »


A Sick Performance in San Francisco (Fight For Air Climb Race Recap)

March 30, 2015

Two Race Recaps, back to back? Yup, that’s what can happen when you compete in four races in one month, which is what I just did. First, stair climbs in Detroit and Phoenix, then the Warrior Dash last weekend, and now the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb in San Francisco.

These races are often in landmark buildings, but this day had a bonus landmark. We drove over the Golden Gate Bridge to get into the city!

driving-across-golden-gate-bridge

I saw “we” because I had a cheering section for this race: my Read the rest of this entry »


I’m a WARRIOR! (Warrior Dash 5K Race Recap)

March 25, 2015

I got a little dirty this past weekend.

After-Warrior-Dash

That, my friends, is MUD, and it was a whole lotta fun getting that muddy. It happened at the Warrior Dash, a 5k race that combines running with a mud-filled obstacle course.

I’ve been hearing about races like these Read the rest of this entry »


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