I’ve Signed Up For More Races… and Just Got Awesome Photos From Recent Ones!

April 6, 2017

The moment before I start a stair race, I’m calm, focused, and ready to go hard. Look – a professional photographer captured that moment!

Most of these races have an official photographer on hand, and a week or so afterward, you can Read the rest of this entry »


April Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report – And March Too!

April 5, 2017

March came and went and I never published my weigh-in results. I’m not exactly sure what happened – I updated my chart and prepped the post, I just never got around to writing it. Between my travels and race recaps, it must have slipped between the cracks.

Oh well, I’ll catch up with this post, and do the reports for both months. First, let’s take a look at my weight loss chart: Read the rest of this entry »


Cauliflower, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

April 4, 2017

I love salads. I eat them all the time. Sometimes, though, I get a little tired of lettuce and other salad greens, so figuring out a delicious non-lettuce salad is always fun. And I came up with a great one: Cauliflower, Tomato, and Avocado Salad!

I also love oddly-colored vegetables: rainbow carrots, purple asparagus… it’s all intriguing and delicious. So when I saw Read the rest of this entry »


Running Among the Giants (Coaster Run 10K Race Recap)

April 3, 2017

I’ve competed in four stair races in the past five weeks. I have two more scheduled in April. I need another race like a hole in my head, right? Wrong. I recently heard about a race that was too good to pass up, happening at one of my favorite places.

I hate when my bib is crooked!

SIX FLAGS! It’s called the Read the rest of this entry »


Anyone That Has (Or Wants) a Bowflex Max Trainer Should Check Out These Awesome New Workout Videos!

March 30, 2017

Have you ever done an exercise video that takes you through a workout on a piece of cardio equipment? I hadn’t. I didn’t even know such videos existed! But then I learned about the Daily Burn Max Trainer program, and guess what? It’s pretty cool. Read the rest of this entry »


Raw Fish, Subterranean Brothels, and a Black Sun: 34 Hours in Seattle

March 29, 2017

Look! Raw fish, and lots of it!

Poke – pronounced po-kay, but I pronounce it wrong (po-key) all the time – is a Hawaiian dish of raw fish marinated in oil, soy sauce, scallions, and other aromatics. It’s a food trend at the moment, and one that I hadn’t Read the rest of this entry »


I Raced Up The Tallest Building in Seattle! (Big Climb Race Recap)

March 28, 2017

It’s a common misconception that the Space Needle, Seattle’s most iconic landmark, is also the tallest thing in town, but that’s not the case, no sir. There are actually six skyscrapers that are taller, with the tallest, Columbia Center, reaching over 300 feet higher than the Space Needle.

On Sunday, I competed in the Big Climb Seattle, a race up 1,357 stairs in the Columbia Center, and it was a momentous occasion, for a couple of reasons: Read the rest of this entry »