January 1, 2021
Welcome to 2021!
Uh, yea, I did write 2021 on the back of a credit card bill! I hope you and your loved ones had a happy, safe, and healthy holiday season. My holidays were very quiet and nice. It was a small group – just me, Read the rest of this entry »
November 29, 2020
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! Mine was very quiet and nice, and full of good food and quality time with my parents, because, due to the pandemic, it was just the three of us. Oh, and JJ. Can’t forget about JJ! Here he is licking his lips as my mom bastes the turkey.
I’ve been making good progress in my quest to lose weight, and I refuse to let a food-based holiday derail everything. That’s why I Read the rest of this entry »
November 15, 2020
I’m chugging along, folks. At the beginning of the month, I was down four pounds, but then the other day, I was up five. Losing weight isn’t easy, but I’m not giving up!
That’s a post-workout selfie from this morning. I’ve had a very healthy weekend. I took that picture at my gym after using the Read the rest of this entry »
November 1, 2020
I spent some quality time with my favorite running buddy yesterday, and he thanked me with a big ol’ kiss!
JJ and I completed the Pride Stride 5K yesterday, which was a virtual race, which meant we could run it anywhere we wanted, and then submit our time to their website. Virtual races have become Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
July 5, 2020
There’s lots of animals to blog about, and I’m going to start with my favorite: JJ! I used my parent’s Jacuzzi to unwind after a challenging step workout, and JJ was very curious about it.
I think he would have gotten in had I let him! A week earlier, JJ decided Read the rest of this entry »
June 28, 2020
One of the things I miss most right now is stair racing. Thanks to the pandemic, stair races are pretty much done for the time being, and I don’t know when they’re coming back… or when I’ll feel comfortable racing again anyway. I did have a race experience recently, though – with a bib and everything!
Good ol’ lucky number 41088! The race was Read the rest of this entry »
June 21, 2020
Hey gang! It’s been three weeks since I’ve posted anything on here, and it’s because my mind and energy has been focused on a very exciting development: I BOUGHT A HOUSE!
It’s a cute little ranch in a Detroit suburb called Troy, about 25 minutes from where I’m currently living. I picked up the keys last weekend. I’ll share some pics throughout this post, but I’m starting with the craziest part of the story: I made an offer on the house without ever stepping foot inside. Read the rest of this entry »