April 9, 2018
Here’s something you don’t see every day: a 5K race that starts by running through the very same starting gates that horses use at one of the most famous horse racing venues in the country!
The race was the Derby Day 5K, held at Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »