2018 Year-End Race Report – I Competed in 16 Races!

January 9, 2019

My 2018 Year-End Progress Report is one of my favorite posts, and now it’s a two-parter! I covered weight loss maintenance and exercise in the first part (read it here), and now I’m going to nerd out on all my races.

In 2018, I competed in 16 races. Thirteen were stair races, and three were running races. Those thirteen stair races were in eleven different cities: Read the rest of this entry »

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To Chase and Be Chased (2018 Hike the Halo Race Recap)

December 9, 2018

My final race of 2018 is now in the books! And at a very familiar venue:

ANGEL STADIUM! The race was Hike the Halo, an annual event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and it’s the only event I do that’s Read the rest of this entry »


Watch a Video of Me Crossing the Finish Line at the 65 Roses Climb! (Race Recap)

December 4, 2018

It was a beautiful day for a race on Sunday, and in a beautiful setting…

the Rose Bowl! The legendary stadium is the venue for the 65 Roses Climb, a fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (It’s called the 65 Roses Climb because Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


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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