My Workout at the Worst Pool in Los Angeles

August 22, 2016

I’ve swum laps at a number of city pools around town over the years. I can count five off the top of my head, with my favorite being the pool built for the 1932 Olympics. Most of the pools are pretty easy to get to, but there’s always been a closer one, in my own neighborhood, that has eluded me. It’s called the Read the rest of this entry »


An Impressive Return to the Stairwell AND My All-Time Highest National Ranking!

August 11, 2016

It’s been nearly two months since I’ve raced or trained in a stairwell. After the TOWERthon in June, I was ready for a break. That was my 9th stair race in six months! Now, though, I have to start getting ready for my fall stair races. And that meant… time to get back in the stairwell!

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I didn’t waste any time. I returned to Los Angeles on Saturday, and my stair training began Read the rest of this entry »


For the First Time in 9 Weeks: Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report!

August 10, 2016

I don’t do official weigh-ins while traveling, since I’m away from my weight loss chart, so I missed my July weigh-in entirely, and I’m a week late for my August weigh-in. Better late than never! I stepped on the scale, nine weeks after my June 1st weigh-in, and here’s what it said:

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Down two pounds! I’ll take it. A weight of 251 means I’ve lost and kept off 151 pounds for 6.5 years. That’s Read the rest of this entry »


The Illegal Workout That Never Happened

August 5, 2016

I love a good exercise adventure, whether it’s kayaking for the first time, or running up one of the steepest streets in the country. Sometimes, though, my adventures don’t quite work out as planned. This is the story of a failed exercise adventure.
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My Early Morning Swim in the Detroit River AND a Visit to the Largest Farmers Market I’ve Seen

July 31, 2016

I had a good, sweaty time taking my friend Geoff’s High Octane class last week, so when he invited me to another workout, I jumped at the chance. All I had to do was show up at Belle Isle Beach on Saturday morning at 8am. Wait, what?

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In addition to Read the rest of this entry »


Seeing Indianapolis on a Bike

July 26, 2016

I mentioned in my last post that a recurring foot injury prohibited me from taking many of the group fitness classes offered during the Fitbloggin’ conference, but I sure didn’t stay sedentary. I rode a bike around the city… TWICE!

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Indianapolis has a fantastic program called the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare. There are stations all over downtown – including Read the rest of this entry »


A High-Octane Workout… and a Milestone Three Years in the Making!

July 20, 2016

Two topics to discuss today, both relating to exercise. Let’s get to it!

A HIGH-OCTANE WORKOUT. My buddy Geoffrey is a triathlete, a tri coach, and a group fitness instructor. He extended an offer to me last year to come and take one of his classes. Since I’m finally in town, I was able to take him up on his offer.

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I woke up at the crack of dawn and headed Read the rest of this entry »


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