A Big Time Announcement: My Next Four Stair Races!

February 6, 2017

Stair race season is in full swing. I’ll probably compete in eight events between now and this summer. A few of those are up in the air at the moment, but I can definitely announce my first four races of 2017, and I’m pumped!

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I love competing in new venues. I only added one new building to my list during the winter and spring months last year (Republic Plaza in Denver). This year, though, I’m doing as many new races as I can. In fact, every single one of the four races below is a new-to-me building or a new-to-me city… or both!
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The Photo That Proves I Can Defy Gravity!

July 10, 2016

This photograph is one of the coolest photographs I’ve ever been in. I laugh and smile every time I see it. READY?

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It was taken last week, in Springfield, Illinois. We were tubing on Lake Springfield. My cousin Camille Read the rest of this entry »


A Beautiful Weekend in Chicago

June 27, 2016

I was about to start this post by inviting everyone to guess where I was, but I already blew it, thanks to the title I chose. So… Greetings from Chicago!

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That’s the rooftop deck in my sister’s building. And if you’re thinking it’s completely awesome, well, you’re 100% correct!

After Maude’s death, I really wanted to get away from Los Angeles, and Chicago was the perfect choice. I was already Read the rest of this entry »


A Final Chicago Post (aka More Salads!)

November 12, 2014

I’m back home after my trip to Chicago, and I have a few final pictures to share. First up… salads! I ended up enjoying a nice streak of delicious entree salads while in Illinois (see photos in this post and this post), and my streak continued Read the rest of this entry »


Race Recap: Chicago CF Climb 2014

November 10, 2014

It was only seven days ago that I raced up 103 floors in the Willis Tower. Yesterday, it was time to race again! The Chicago CF Climb (benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) was held in the 58-story 300 North LaSalle building.

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This was the first stair race where I didn’t Read the rest of this entry »


Workout Progress Report AND A Whole Lotta Salads

November 4, 2014

Usually I share my weigh-in results at the beginning of each month, but I left LA on the 31st without weighing myself. It’s easy to forget when I keep my scale in my trunk! I don’t get back until next week, so my weigh-in will just have to wait until then.

But I can do the other half of my monthly updating… my Workout Progress Report! Read the rest of this entry »


One Hundred and Three Floors! (SkyRise Chicago Race Recap)

November 3, 2014

You know that feeling when you’re so exhausted you just gotta sit down? I had that feeling yesterday, and I found the best place ever to plant my tired butt:

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The ledge on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago! I was exhausted because it was my first time competing in SkyRise Chicago, the annual race up the tallest stairwell in the country. It was a killer.

This was the first race where I Read the rest of this entry »