A Hike to an Illegal Teahouse High in the Mountains

July 29, 2015

I’ve gone on some pretty fun hikes with my pal Jeff. We’ve crossed the Bridge to Nowhere, ascended to Inspiration Point, and walked the very same road Charlie Chaplin once famously walked. A few days ago, we went on another fun hike, to find a beautiful piece of art high up on a mountain. And we got awesome (and smoggy) views along the way!

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Our goal was to find a little Read the rest of this entry »


I’ve Triple-Checked The Math… I’ve Done 20 Stair Races!

April 13, 2015

What an exciting weekend. A momentous weekend. A milestone weekend. I competed in my 20th stair race! It was the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb in Los Angeles, in the Aon Center, which, at 63 stories, is the second-tallest building in California.

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That wasn’t the only milestone I was celebrating. In addition, it was the Read the rest of this entry »


Belated Training Post: Swan and Eldred

December 16, 2014

I switched up my workouts before last weekend’s Hike the Halo race. I bumped up my running, and did a couple workouts specifically designed to help me prepare. Both those workouts involved… lots and lots of stairs. (Surprise, surprise!)

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In a perfect world, I would have published this post before the big race, but as we all know, the world isn’t perfect, and I got a Read the rest of this entry »


Race Recap: Los Angeles CF Climb 2014

November 19, 2014

Another weekend, another race! On Saturday, I competed in my third stair race of the past two weeks. Whereas the first two were in Chicago (in Willis Tower and 300 North LaSalle), this race was close to home, in the Figueroa at Wilshire building in downtown Los Angeles. It’s 54 stories from sidewalk to roof.

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I didn’t feel great going into this race. I typically Read the rest of this entry »


Four Times Up the Wells Fargo Center. Yup, FOUR!

September 9, 2014

I wasn’t planning on last night’s workout being a record-breaker, but it was. I love a nice surprise! Especially when, as I mentioned in my last post, I’m getting back on track after a less-active-than-normal week. My successes last night were in the stairwell of the Wells Fargo Center downtown:

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The Wells Fargo Center has Read the rest of this entry »


Training Like An Olympian (Or, Is Apolo Ohno Trying To Kill Me?)

September 3, 2014

A few weeks ago, my friend Madeleine shared this new chocolate milk commercial featuring 8-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno training on some stairs.

That’s the Los Angeles skyline at the end, so I immediately put on my Nancy Drew hat and got to work figuring out where the commercial was shot. Using Read the rest of this entry »


Working Out Hard and Breaking Records

August 27, 2014

I’ve been dogsitting for the past few days. It’s been fun hanging out with my canine friends. There’s Scooter…

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…and Pepper… Read the rest of this entry »


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