My First Stair Workout in Seven Months

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 »


It Took More Than 100 Miles, But I’ve Finished My Hiking Challenge!

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 »


My First Post… From My New House!

July 26, 2020

Hello, everyone! Greetings from my new home!

I moved in a few weeks ago, and between preparing for the move, and all the stuff that’s come after, it seems like I’ve been busy forever. Earlier today, my father and I removed the bathroom mirror in the above photo from the wall and rehung it ten inches higher, because that bathroom was not designed for Read the rest of this entry »


A Story About A Bridge

April 5, 2020

I’ve got a story about a bridge to share. The bridge isn’t as impressive as the huge suspension bridge I raced over, or even the bridge I set out to find in Omaha, but a bridge is a bridge. For an infrastructure nerd like me, every bridge is worth a visit.

Before I get into that, though, I wanted to share a few words about my friend Richard Simmons. He’s Read the rest of this entry »


Too Many Photos From My First Weekend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

May 16, 2019

I took a lot of photos during my long weekend in the Upper Peninsula to go to the Red Bull 400. I wanted to remember this trip. Despite growing up in Michigan, I’ve barely spent any time there before!

Did I take too many photos? You be the judge. Read the rest of this entry »


JJ Saw His First Waterfall… and There’s Video!

January 27, 2019

I took JJ on a great hike to Switzer Falls.

And here’s the little YouTube video of JJ splashing around in the pool, fetching sticks! Spoiler alert: It’s adorable. Read the rest of this entry »


The Manitou Incline Has 2,768 Steps… The Longest Stairway I’ve Ever Climbed!

December 2, 2018

Check out this view!

Now check out this feat: I’m at the top of the Manitou Incline, a 2,768-step stairway that goes straight up the side of a mountain in Colorado. It’s the longest flight of stairs I’ve ever climbed – and it’s something I’ve wanted to do for years. Read the rest of this entry »


One Robbery Led to Three Workouts… Including a Long Walk to the Police Station

November 12, 2018

The tires and wheels were stolen off my car last week, while it was parked in my parking spot, in my own building. Good times!

We have security cameras, so I’ve seen the thieves in action: they Read the rest of this entry »


Photo Barrage: 24 Hours in Palm Springs!

October 30, 2018

I spent a very healthy 24 hours in Palm Springs, when I competed in the Tram Road Challenge, and I documented most of what I did and what I ate with my camera. Here comes the photos!
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My First Road Trip With JJ Was Full of Activity, Healthy Eating, and Only One Doggie Health Scare

October 24, 2018

I have a new road trip buddy!

I adopted JJ two months ago, and up until last weekend, the longest he’s been in a car has been about an hour. So I was excited (and a little nervous) to see how Read the rest of this entry »