Updated 10K Race Results

July 10, 2012

I got an unexpected surprise in the mail recently. It was an info sheet with finalized race results from the BolderBOULDER!

I ran the BolderBOULDER with my sister Sarah on Memorial Day, and it was a fantastic race. The course wound through the streets of Boulder and ended up in the football stadium at the University of Colorado. See pictures and learn more about the race here.

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How to Buy a Wetsuit For 52 Cents

June 15, 2012

Now that I’ve enrolled myself in an exciting (and terrifying) fitness challenge – I’ll be swimming 1.2 miles in the Pacific Ocean during the Distance Swim Challenge in August – it’s time to gear up. I was lacking one major piece of necessary equipment: a wetsuit.

Serious open water competitors swim without wetsuits, but:

  1. This is my first open water swim, so I’m far from being a serious open water swimmer,
  2. The Pacific Ocean is cold, and
  3. If I’m gonna be out there tempting sharks, why not look as much as a floundering, injured seal as possible?

I ended up getting an amazing deal on a wetsuit. Here’s how I did it:

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BolderBOULDER 10K Recap!

May 29, 2012

I haven’t had much experience when it comes to running races. Before yesterday, I’ve only raced in two of them – a 10K last November, and a 5K a few weeks after that (recaps of both can be found on my Races & Events page). But, despite my rather short race resume, I’m completely confident when I say that I will never have a day like yesterday.

The BolderBOULDER 10K Memorial Day Race is, simply put, unbelievable.

I had read the statistics long ago: 54,000 runners ran last year, from all over the world. It’s the largest all-timed race in the country, and the fifth largest in the world. Reading those statistics is one thing, though – being a part of them is completely different.

Let me take you through the race – I took pictures, and have memories that I won’t forget any time soon!

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Six Days Until the BolderBOULDER!

May 22, 2012

My next fitness challenge is only six days away. Next Monday (Memorial Day!), I’ll be in Boulder, Colorado, running with my sister Sarah in the BolderBOULDER, a ginormous 10K race that attracts runners from all over the world.

Because of my back-to-back stair climb challenges, I wasn’t able to start focusing on 10K training until about two weeks ago, after finishing my 163-Story Burj Khalifa Challenge. When the time came to step away from the StairMaster (finally), and get into a running mood, I wasn’t very excited. I hadn’t run in a couple months, and, if I’m being honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to it.

Then I had a couple really wonderful runs in New York City last weekend (including one across the Queensboro Bridge and back), and since getting back from the Big Apple, I’ve had a couple more really wonderful runs.

In total, I’ve run four times in the eight days since getting back from New York:

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Freezer Surprise AND My New Challenge

May 8, 2012

I promised at the end of yesterday’s stair climb recap (Did you see the awesome photos? And the awesome video?) that I would announce my next fitness challenge today. And I will. But first…

1) Cinco de Mayo! I had a fun surprise at the end of last week… I was on TV! A year ago, I was working at Warner Bros. when I was captured, on hidden camera, being startled by a mariachi band. It was a prank for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and they ended up using the footage on the show. This year, for Cinco de Mayo, they used the footage again!

You can watch me getting startled by clicking here. I’m at the 1:10 mark (the link is what they aired last year – it features a few more seconds of me than the version they ran this year).

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