One Robbery Led to Three Workouts… Including a Long Walk to the Police Station

November 12, 2018

The tires and wheels were stolen off my car last week, while it was parked in my parking spot, in my own building. Good times!

We have security cameras, so I’ve seen the thieves in action: they Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Quite Literally a Photo Finish! (2018 Tram Road Challenge Race Recap)

October 28, 2018

Although I didn’t have a specific time goal for the Tram Road Challenge race in Palm Springs, I started the race thinking that it would be great to finish in under an hour. And I made it… in the nick of time!

The results, which I saw a little later, showed my name with a time of 59:59.1 – 9/10ths of a second faster than my goal. It was a fantastic way to end an awfully difficult morning. Read the rest of this entry »


“Oh Crap…. I Need to RUN This Weekend!”

October 25, 2018

On Monday morning, I woke up with the daunting realization that I would be competing in a running race that weekend. It’s a doozy of a race – a 6k, that’s uphill the entire way. Would I be able to do it? Read the rest of this entry »


I’ve Tried Running With My Puppy JJ… and It’s Gone Pretty Well!

October 11, 2018

The other day I had one pooped out puppy.

I secretly hoped, when I adopted JJ, that he would become a running buddy. I never questioned JJ’s ability to run… but would he run alongside me? Only one way to find out!
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Running Through World War II History (Tustin Hangar 5K Race Recap)

March 12, 2018

This race may come as a surprise, as I hadn’t mentioned it, but guess what? It was a surprise to me, too, because I forgot I had signed up for it! And I’m so glad I had this experience – a race through a historic landmark connected to an obscure chapter in World War II history!

Waiting at the start.

The race was the Tustin Hangar 5K, and I signed up a few months ago, for one reason and one reason only: Read the rest of this entry »


Four Tips For Eating at a Buffet That I Figured Out During a Vacation in Mexico

January 3, 2018

I spent Christmas on a fantastic vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. My whole family met up there, and we stayed at an all-inclusive resort. And, like many all-inclusive resorts, this one had a lot of buffets.

I haven’t eaten at many buffets since I started losing weight, and the thought of all the buffets was a bit daunting. After all, they Read the rest of this entry »


My Final Race of 2017… Was My First Trail 10K! (Del Dios Trail 10K Race Recap)

December 11, 2017

I ended my 2017 race calendar on a high note, along the shores of Lake Hodges in Escondido, California.

And much like the route of the 10K I ran, the story of how I got there is long and twisty, with lots of ups and downs. I’ve only known about this race for less than a week!
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