A Busy, Busy, Busy New York City Weekend in 20 Photos

October 6, 2016

My stair race wasn’t the only big event of the weekend, it was just the first. Hours after the race, I was on a redeye to New York City! The reason for the trip was my cousin’s wedding, but I tacked on a couple days to visit friends.

My cousin Rob and his new wife Chloe know how to throw a party. It was a formal, black tie affair, which meant I wore a tuxedo for the first time since my junior prom! Pretty snazzy.

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(I posted another tuxedo picture on Instagram; see it here!)

The ceremony was at a church in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the reception was at a fancy country club in Westchester County, New York, that looked straight out of Read the rest of this entry »

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New York City on Foot

May 22, 2015

I spent four full days in New York City, and excluding getting to and from the airport, I only got in a car once, and that was the morning of my big race. Apart from that, I walked and took subways. I became a subway pro – figuring out Read the rest of this entry »


Eating My Way Through New York City (and New Jersey) (and Brooklyn)

May 21, 2015

I spent four jam-packed days in New York City. While the One World Trade Center stair race was a huge deal, I had many other adventures and took photos chronicling them. There’s a lot to share, so I’m splitting them into two posts. Today’s will be about food; tomorrow’s will be about movement.

Eating healthy while traveling is no easy feat, and I ended up eating a Read the rest of this entry »


“Keep Going, I’m Right Behind You.” (One World Trade Center Race Recap)

May 19, 2015

Imagine that instant when something or someone truly takes your breath away. Everything freezes for a split second, and a flood of emotion saturates you. It may be awe or love, shock or sorrow, compassion or sympathy. Your lungs fill up, your eyes widen, your heart swells, and you’re stuck, nearly drowning in the power of the moment, hearing only your own heart beat.

I can’t tell you how many times I was overcome like that on Sunday, when I competed in the inaugural Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb. I knew going in that it would an emotional morning, but I just wasn’t prepared.

The race was up the stairs to the top of One World Trade Center in New York City, an angular, soaring structure.

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At 94 stories tall, the World Trade Center is Read the rest of this entry »


AM I CRAZY?! I’ve Signed Up for Three More Stair Races, in Three Different States!

April 20, 2015

My recent race in the Aon Center in Los Angeles was my sixth stair race of 2015. I haven’t mentioned any other races, but it turns out… I’ve been keeping a few secrets. I’ve actually signed up for three more stair races. One of them is the inaugural race at an iconic skyscraper that opened last fall to international fanfare, after years of anticipation.

Need another hint? It’s one of the buildings in this photo:

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YEP! On Sunday, May 17th, I’m going to race up the stairs of ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER in New York City!
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Uniqlo

May 18, 2012

Remember yesterday’s post, when I said I was done blogging about my trip to New York City?

I lied.

Just one more post. It’s about shopping! I found a store in Manhattan that I really like. It’s called Uniqlo.

That’s their store on Broadway in SoHo. There are two more Manhattan locations, on 5th Avenue and near Herald Square, and those are the only three locations in all the United States.

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New York, New York (Part Two)

May 16, 2012

This post is a continuation of yesterday’s post, which is appropriate titled “New York, New York (Part 1)”. In it, I shared tons of pictures and discussed how I kept active during my 4-day trip to New York City last week. Click here if you missed it.

Since I’ve already discussed exercise, this post is gonna be about the other major part of health and weight loss: food. There have been times, when I’ve been traveling, where I’ve started to worry about when and what I’m going to eat, because as anyone who’s tried to lose weight knows, this shit is HARD. And it’s even harder when you have less control over your food, like you do when you’re traveling.

I’m happy because I don’t think I ever worried on this New York trip, which is thanks, I think, to the successful creation of new habits and a major shift in thinking when it comes to restaurant menus: I used to dread looking at menus, because I’d see all sorts of delicious items that I would love to eat but probably shouldn’t, and now, I consider finding healthy options on menus a fun challenge. What used to be a chore is now a game, and it’s a game I rarely lose.

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