A Middle-Of-The-Night Junk Food Binge

August 13, 2017

It’s been two weeks since my exposure to poison oak (it happened during this hike), and I’m still as itchy as ever. I have rashes on both legs, a huge rash on my ribcage and stomach, and rashes up and down both arms.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big deal. Just a Read the rest of this entry »


I Traveled 1,300 Miles to Compete in a Race… That was CANCELLED the Night Before!

August 7, 2017

This past weekend turned out NOTHING like I was expecting. I went to Whistler, a ski resort town in British Columbia, to compete in an notoriously difficult race, but mother nature had her own ideas. The race was the Red Bull 400, the steepest 400-meter running race on the planet. Why is it so steep? Because you’re running up an Olympic ski jump.

Two thumbs down for a cancelled race!

These ski jumps were built for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and normally they’re used in the winter, when jumpers reach speeds of Read the rest of this entry »


August Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report… PLUS, a Touch of Poison Oak?

August 2, 2017

Before I indulge in my monthly nerdfest of charts and data, I have to share the aftermath of my adventurous hike a few days ago: I think I got poison oak. Just a bit. I’m itchy all over my arms and legs. I haven’t broken out in rashes, except for a little bit, on the inside of my arm: Read the rest of this entry »