September 20, 2020
Woohoo! I’m back on the stairs!
It’s been, oh, seven months since I’ve had a good workout on the stairs. I’ve missed it. When the pandemic first started flaring up, all my upcoming stair races got cancelled. All the gyms in my state were forced to Read the rest of this entry »
August 30, 2020
Here’s the face of a happy camper, standing in a park in Richmond, Michigan:
How did I end up in Richmond? I walked there! It as the end of a months-long pandemic challenge – a quest to hike the entire length of a trail that spans two counties. And I made it! Read the rest of this entry »
August 7, 2019
Last weekend I competed in my 29th race of the year, and my second in Michigan’s gorgeous – and incredibly remote – Upper Peninsula. I earned the biggest, heaviest finisher’s medal I’ve ever seen!
The race was called the Pine Mountain 500, and it was held at the Pine Mountain Ski Resort in Iron Mountain. There’s a ski jump there, and alongside the jump is a 500-step stairway. Read the rest of this entry »
April 23, 2019
The most difficult thing that I moved from California to Michigan was my new Bowflex HVT machine. It was challenging because it’s big, bulky, and awkwardly shaped. It’s an awesome machine, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not easy to get around!
That right there is a piece of home exercise equipment that Read the rest of this entry »
April 18, 2019
When I moved to Michigan, I didn’t bring tons of stuff. I sold a few things, tossed out a few things, and donated a heckuva lot to thrift stores. I didn’t bring any furniture – just clothes, books and knick-knacks, and kitchenwares. The biggest items that went on the moving truck were my exercise equipment. I’ll need to work out in Michigan!
That’s my Schwinn Classic Cruiser. It’s an exercise bike, but with some really fun features and qualities. Read the rest of this entry »
November 29, 2018
First things first: I lost a card game when I was in Colorado last week. The punishment was running barefoot through 6″ of snow. It was cold. And it was all captured on video by my nephew Sam. Enjoy!
Two thoughts about that video: Read the rest of this entry »
March 28, 2018
Ever heard of LIFT Session? It’s a company that offers live online group fitness classes that you can do in your living room, basement, or any room of your house. I’m not taking about exercise videos. I’m taking about actual classes, with a coach and other students and everything! I’ve been taking LIFT classes for a month. They’re a lot of fun… and they kick my butt – always a good thing!
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March 28, 2017
It’s a common misconception that the Space Needle, Seattle’s most iconic landmark, is also the tallest thing in town, but that’s not the case, no sir. There are actually six skyscrapers that are taller, with the tallest, Columbia Center, reaching over 300 feet higher than the Space Needle.
On Sunday, I competed in the Big Climb Seattle, a race up 1,357 stairs in the Columbia Center, and it was a momentous occasion, for a couple of reasons: Read the rest of this entry »
December 5, 2016
Finding time to exercise is hard. Talk about an understatement! We’re all busy to begin with, and now we get to add on holiday parties, Christmas shopping, putting up decorations, and all the other fun stuff that comes during this time of year.
Plus, so many people plan on starting anew with their health and weight loss goals in January, so who cares if you slip a little (or a lot) in December? I DO. I want you to be Read the rest of this entry »