May Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

May 5, 2015

I’ve settled into a routine where I only do weigh-ins once a month. If I do them more frequently, I start to obsess over the numbers and I don’t need that particular obsession in my life. If I do them less frequently, I find myself derailing off my program, due to a lack of accountability.

My weigh-ins are on the first of the month. This one is a few days delayed, because I was up north when April turned to May, but I weighed myself when I got back. Wanna see how I updated my weight loss chart? Read the rest of this entry »


Fun With Maps: How Far is 1,500 Miles?

April 15, 2015

Put your nerd hats on, folks, because this post is filled with evidence of my nerdiness. (I never take my nerd hat off, by the way.)

Last week, when I was having a hard time, I promised myself that I would go running. It felt great – I ran 2.6 miles and climbed 68 floors of stairs at a local parking garage. (The garage isn’t 68 stories tall, it’s four. I ran it 14 times.) The run felt great, and afterward, I posted this photo on social media:

david-after-run

In addition to providing a much needed boost to my emotional state, that run turned out to be a milestone run. Those 2.6 miles pushed me across a major threshold: Read the rest of this entry »


The Benefits of a Good Cry

April 7, 2015

This posts has good news and not-so-good news. Here’s the good news: There’s a great article, published today, about the benefits of a cathartic workout – one that pushes you to do things you didn’t think you could do, or helps you access and process the feelings that have been bottled up. It’s a great article and you should definitely read it, but in case you need another reason: check it out because I’m in it!

The article is called “The Unique Release of an Emotionally Cathartic Workout” and you can read it here. It’s on Read the rest of this entry »


A Sick Performance in San Francisco (Fight For Air Climb Race Recap)

March 30, 2015

Two Race Recaps, back to back? Yup, that’s what can happen when you compete in four races in one month, which is what I just did. First, stair climbs in Detroit and Phoenix, then the Warrior Dash last weekend, and now the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb in San Francisco.

These races are often in landmark buildings, but this day had a bonus landmark. We drove over the Golden Gate Bridge to get into the city!

driving-across-golden-gate-bridge

I saw “we” because I had a cheering section for this race: my Read the rest of this entry »


I’m a WARRIOR! (Warrior Dash 5K Race Recap)

March 25, 2015

I got a little dirty this past weekend.

After-Warrior-Dash

That, my friends, is MUD, and it was a whole lotta fun getting that muddy. It happened at the Warrior Dash, a 5k race that combines running with a mud-filled obstacle course.

I’ve been hearing about races like these Read the rest of this entry »


I’m DONE with Birthday Burpees!

March 20, 2015

My birthday was two weeks ago, and I wanted to celebrate with a big physical challenge. So I set up a social media challenge. It was simple: I shared a special image on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+, and every time you guys liked, shared, or retweeted it, I had to do burpees.

You guys didn’t mess around. 24 hours later, the count was up to 970. Nine hundred and seventy burpees.

I promptly got to work. I set up a highly technical burpee tracking system (involving a Read the rest of this entry »


Burpees are Hard! (Birthday Burpees Update, Part 1)

March 9, 2015

My lesson of the week: When I ask all of you to challenge me on my birthday, you guys deliver! I posted photos on social media on Thursday, and said that I’d do burpees for every Like, Share and Retweet. The Likes, Shares and Retweets began immediately… and continued… and continued. 24 hours later, you guys had assigned me 932 burpees. 932! It makes me Read the rest of this entry »


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