Stairs + Obstacle Course = A Unique and Rewarding Race Experience! (Tower 2 Tower Race Recap)

June 5, 2017

I had a nice six-week hiatus from racing, but on Saturday I pinned a bib to my chest and a timing chip to my shoe, and participated in Tower 2 Tower, a fun and different stair race in Oxnard, California. This race is special because it’s the only race I’ve done that involves stairwells in two separate buildings. The race begins with a climb up the 14-story City National Bank Building…

…and ends with a Read the rest of this entry »


These New HYLETE Shorts Are Pretty Sweet… and I Scored an Exclusive Discount For You to Use!

June 1, 2017

Workout shorts are workout shorts, right? Wrong. I recently received two pairs of HYLETE shorts, and they quickly became my favorite. These are the Verge II shorts, which I wore for the first time during a stair workout (3 climbs up a 46-story stairwell!):

And before I continue… Read the rest of this entry »


My Latest Epic and Historical Hike: To An Abandoned Gold Mine Near Los Angeles!

May 31, 2017

There’s gold in them thar hills! Well, there used to be. And miners used this tunnel to dig it out of the San Gabriel Mountains.

My long Memorial Day weekend began with a fantastic hike to this gold mine, known as the Dawn Mine, in the mountains north of Altadena, California. I went with two friends, Mark and Brian, and it ended up being a half-day adventure! Read the rest of this entry »


Pedal Boat Workout Adventure!

May 8, 2017

Greetings from a pedal boat on Lake Balboa!

That’s my friend Tavi and me, and we’re pedaling away in the middle of a 27-acre man-made lake in the Read the rest of this entry »


May Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

May 3, 2017

Usually I’ll start a post like this with my weigh-in results, but this time I’m gonna flip it around and start with my Workout Progress Report, because I hit a big milestone there: 3,000 cardio miles!

I track the distance I cover doing all forms of cardio (running, biking, elliptical, what have you), and on April 14th, I Read the rest of this entry »


A Totally New Stair Race Experience (2017 San Francisco Fight For Air Climb Race Recap)

April 26, 2017

I’m back from San Francisco, where, for the third year in a row, I competed in the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb. While three-peating here might make me a veteran, this year’s race was new, thanks to a change in venue. This race was held, for the first time, in 101 California, a glass skyscraper that reaches 48 stories into the sky.

101 California isn’t a landmark or a record-holder – it’s currently tied as the city’s 8th-tallest building. In fact, it’s best known as the site of a horrific tragedy Read the rest of this entry »


I Saw a T.J. Maxx Commercial, and It Inspired a 2.5 Hour Workout!

April 13, 2017

I love stairs so much… sometimes they make me dance!

That’s not just any dance, though. I’m recreating some moves seen on a brand new T.J. Maxx commercial, which features a model dancing on the very same step where I’m standing: Read the rest of this entry »