February 15, 2018
The title doesn’t refer to some hot, trendy new workout. It refers to an actual volcano – a real-life mountain forged from magma that oozed through the earth’s crust, violently altering the landscape of our planet.
I wasn’t in any danger, though. This particular volcano has been extinct for 300,000 years. But it’s a volcano nonetheless. And I worked out there. ON A VOLCANO! I was geeking out. I still am! Read the rest of this entry »
February 14, 2018
I spent five days in Portland, and have already shared many great experiences: being interviewed on the Bowflex Breakfast Club and on the local news, and, of course, Sunday’s 200-story stair race. But I did so much more! Get ready for photos… starting with salads.
I ate a lot of salads. I love them, and Read the rest of this entry »
February 13, 2018
I’m famous in Portland! Check out the KGW local news piece about me that aired last week to promote the Fight For Air Climb:
It’s great! And I’m really surprised at how long it is. We filmed a lot of stuff, and I thought it would get edited down to maybe 45-60 seconds, but they used nearly everything – and the story is 3:30 long!
What some behind-the-scenes scoop?
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February 11, 2018
Some Sunday mornings are meant for sleeping in and lazing about. Other Sunday mornings are meant for racing up 200 stories! Guess which experience I had yesterday?
That’s the US Bancorp Tower, in Portland, Oregon, and I climbed the 40-story stairwell inside five times. It was quite the morning, in ways both expected and unexpected. Read the rest of this entry »
February 8, 2018
Wednesday was a pretty special day. I shared my story with lots of people, in a couple different settings. First up was a bright and early appearance on Bowflex Breakfast Club, a live show on Facebook hosted by fitness expert (and my buddy) Tom Holland.
Thanks to my sister Laura for the screengrab!
We talked for nearly an hour about weight loss and fitness, and while it’s all kind of a blur to me now, I got all sorts of great feedback afterward. Viewers were Read the rest of this entry »
January 31, 2018
My big Parisian adventure is about six weeks away, but the Eiffel Tower race isn’t the only one on my calendar. I’m criss-crossing the western United States before and after I go to France, and I need your help!
I’ve signed up for FOUR Fight For Air Climbs. All these events are hosted by Read the rest of this entry »
January 28, 2016
I must’ve written reams about my three days in Seattle and Portland (case in point: this post and this post), and I’m almost done, I promise. Just one more post, because this was a successful weekend in addition to my stair racing endeavors. Why? Largely because of snacks.
My trip fell during my final week of my month doing the Read the rest of this entry »