August 21, 2015
…although pretty much anything would’ve been better than last week’s.
Let’s start with the pictures! We had access to the passenger elevators this week (instead of the freight elevator), and I took a picture every time I rode back down to the lobby. The number of pictures equals the number of climbs, so let’s count them!
ONE. (Standing upright.) Read the rest of this entry »
August 12, 2015
I had a very nice two-month hiatus from stairs, but now that’s over. I’m back in the stairwell! Training began last week. I’m not quite ready to share my entire fall racing schedule, but the first one will probably be the Stair Climb for Los Angeles, in the 75-story US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles (more on that in a future post, but here’s my recap from last year’s race). One of the cool things about this race is that they arrange training sessions in a neighboring skyscraper, which is awesome, because the best place to train for a stair race is on stairs!
This is the Wells Fargo Center. It’s 55 stories tall. Read the rest of this entry »
August 6, 2015
Today I did five minutes of skaters, an exercise that sorta replicates a speed skater’s stride without the nuisance of ice skates or ice.
It was Day 30 of the Bowflex Summer Strong Challenge, which meant that once I finished the skaters… I had finished the challenge! WOOHOO!
Read the rest of this entry »
July 29, 2015
I’ve gone on some pretty fun hikes with my pal Jeff. We’ve crossed the Bridge to Nowhere, ascended to Inspiration Point, and walked the very same road Charlie Chaplin once famously walked. A few days ago, we went on another fun hike, to find a beautiful piece of art high up on a mountain. And we got awesome (and smoggy) views along the way!
Our goal was to find a little Read the rest of this entry »
July 24, 2015
One of the awesome friends I saw last weekend at the IDEA World Fitness Convention was my friend Leslie.
Leslie recently gave me the chance to try out a new service she works with, called AcaciaTV. It took me a while to learn how to pronounce it (“a-kay-sha”), but I won’t soon forget it, because it’s very cool. You can try it too – keep reading for a coupon code!
AcaciaTV is a Read the rest of this entry »
July 14, 2015
Last Thursday night marked the first time in over a month that I took an aerobics class at Slimmons. A busy travel calendar kept me away, and I was excited to return. The Slimmons classroom has a long history, and it’s a very important place for me. And the reason why is evolving.
Richard Simmons opened the doors at Slimmons 41 years ago. He wanted to create a Read the rest of this entry »
July 9, 2015
I just did Day Two of the Bowflex Summer Strong Challenge, and that meant push-ups. Lots of push-ups.
Let me back it up a little but, shall I? I learned about the Bowflex Summer Strong Challenge at exactly the right time. It’s designed to Read the rest of this entry »