Running Through World War II History (Tustin Hangar 5K Race Recap)

March 12, 2018

This race may come as a surprise, as I hadn’t mentioned it, but guess what? It was a surprise to me, too, because I forgot I had signed up for it! And I’m so glad I had this experience – a race through a historic landmark connected to an obscure chapter in World War II history!

Waiting at the start.

The race was the Tustin Hangar 5K, and I signed up a few months ago, for one reason and one reason only: Read the rest of this entry »


This 5K is All Hills and Stairs (2017 Conquer the Overlook Race Recap)

August 21, 2017

I love a race that ends with a view. It’s one of the things that got me hooked on stair racing – there’s nothing better than a finish line 60 or 70 stories above the ground! The finish line at Conquer the Overlook has a magnificent view… Check it out!

You can see the Los Angeles skyline in the upper right corner! I’m standing on Read the rest of this entry »

Thanksgiving 2016 Rewind

November 28, 2016

I’m back home from Colorado and had a great Thanksgiving with my family. And since I take my annual Thanksgiving Pledge seriously, I wanted to share how I did. Overall, I stuck to the four rules pretty well!

The day started with a 5K Turkey Trot. This was my fourth time running it, and my sister’s third, but this year my sister’s husband and kids joined in the fun too!


Thousands of people of all ages participated, and Read the rest of this entry »

28 Things That Motivate Me, Just When I Need It Most

September 14, 2016

Check out my new medals rack! And then, when you’re done checking out the rack, check out all my medals!


I’ve been earning medals for a few years now, by competing in races. For years, I didn’t have a good way to display them, so I piled them up in Read the rest of this entry »

Conquer the Overlook 2016 (Race Recap)

August 31, 2016

I ran a race over the weekend and it kicked my ass. I’ve done some tough races in my day, and even though this was only a 5K, it ranks up there among the most difficult. Why? HILLS. More specifically, HILLS and STAIRS. These are the stairs at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. They’re colloquially known as the Culver City Stairs.


There’s 282 stairs carved straight up the side of this hill. They’re made from recycled concrete, and each one is different: Read the rest of this entry »

I Ran a 5k Race in a Tutu to Honor Richard Simmons

June 5, 2016

If you happened to be in Griffith Park this morning, you may have seen a guy running by in a neon green tutu. That guy was me! I competed in the Pride Run 5k, and the costume was in honor of my friend Richard Simmons.


Richard was in the news again this weekend, reportedly hospitalized on Friday night. It was a Read the rest of this entry »

Oh Boy…Three Races in the Next Month!

May 19, 2016

Well, I’ve enjoyed some much needed time off from intensive exercise, and realized today that in one month’s time, I will have three more races under my belt! Good thing I started ramping up my workouts!


That photo is from my first run in months, which I did the other night. It was in preparation for the first of the three races, a Read the rest of this entry »