A New As-Seen-On-TV Workout… on a Stairway Covered with Snakes!

September 6, 2018

I found a super cool stairway covered in snakes!

I’ll get out of the way, so you can see the full mural in its full glory. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Been Months Since I’ve Trained in a Stairwell… and I Feel Like I’m Back at Square One

August 29, 2018

Hello stairs!

If I had to describe my look in that photo, I’d say I was apprehensive. And that’s because it’s been months since I’ve trained in a skyscraper stairwell – since April – and I knew this workout was going to be a challenge. And it was. Read the rest of this entry »


I Had An Awesome Stair Workout in Pontiac, Michigan… Until the Injury

July 12, 2018

So many stairs!

That’s me on Tuesday, in front of a huge stairway at the Phoenix Center in Pontiac, Michigan. I grew up about 20 minutes away from here, but had never been here before. It’s a pretty neat facility… but most of it is closed to the public. Read the rest of this entry »


67 Miles of Biking in St Joseph, Michigan

July 8, 2018

Say hello to my dragon buddy!

I met him while vacationing in St. Joseph, Michigan. We watched July 4th fireworks from the bluff, spent lots of time at the beach, and had lots of quality family time. I also biked a lot. Over seven hours, split between six different workouts! Read the rest of this entry »


The Next Steps In My Exercise Break, and My Fight Against the Negative Voices

June 20, 2018

I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I started my much-needed exercise break. Although I didn’t know what to expect when I started it, I had some vague thoughts that by now I’d be back at full capacity. And I’m not. Ultimately, I’m fine with that. I’m staying active, and my thinking has evolved.

This post is about how it’s all going, what I’m doing now, and the nasty voices in my own head. Read the rest of this entry »


I’m One Month Into My Exercise Break, and I’m Ready For A Change

May 23, 2018

Check out my new kicks!

I purchased the sneakers as part of a celebratory day. Remember, in my most recent weigh-in post, when I showed how I had reached 4,000 Cardio Miles? At that point in time, I hadn’t decided on a reward for that milestone. But then I did. And the shoes were part of it. Read the rest of this entry »


I’m Two Weeks Into My Exercise Break, and It’s Going… Well…

May 10, 2018

…great!

Me, at one my favorite walkable places, a pedestrian footbridge over a freeway near my house.

After pushing myself really hard for a really long time, I decided to take a break from intense, rigorous exercise. But I couldn’t bear the thought of being completely inactive, so I established a rule: Read the rest of this entry »