28 Things That Motivate Me, Just When I Need It Most

September 14, 2016

Check out my new medals rack! And then, when you’re done checking out the rack, check out all my medals!

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I’ve been earning medals for a few years now, by competing in races. For years, I didn’t have a good way to display them, so I piled them up in Read the rest of this entry »


Conquer the Overlook 2016 (Race Recap)

August 31, 2016

I ran a race over the weekend and it kicked my ass. I’ve done some tough races in my day, and even though this was only a 5K, it ranks up there among the most difficult. Why? HILLS. More specifically, HILLS and STAIRS. These are the stairs at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. They’re colloquially known as the Culver City Stairs.

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There’s 282 stairs carved straight up the side of this hill. They’re made from recycled concrete, and each one is different: Read the rest of this entry »


Race Recap: Escape to Belle Isle 10K

July 17, 2016

Surprise, surprise! I ran a 10K race over the weekend! And in a beautiful setting. Check out these views!

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There are two countries in that photo. Downtown Detroit, part of the good ol’ U.S. of A., is on the right, while the buildings on the left are in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. HELLO, CANADA! And I’m standing on Belle Isle, in the middle of the Detroit River. Belle Isle was the venue for the race, which makes sense, because the race was called “Escape to Belle Isle.”

With 982 acres, Belle Isle is the largest Read the rest of this entry »


I Ran a 5k Race in a Tutu to Honor Richard Simmons

June 5, 2016

If you happened to be in Griffith Park this morning, you may have seen a guy running by in a neon green tutu. That guy was me! I competed in the Pride Run 5k, and the costume was in honor of my friend Richard Simmons.

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Richard was in the news again this weekend, reportedly hospitalized on Friday night. It was a Read the rest of this entry »


I Survived My First Trail Race! (XTERRA Malibu Creek Race Recap)

May 24, 2016

There’s nothing quite like an alarm clock going off at 4:45am, huh? That’s when I had to wake up on Saturday so I could get to Malibu Creek State Park. I was competing in my first trail race, and I was nervous. Good thing the park was in the mountains,with plenty of pretty scenery to distract me.

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So there’s a wee bit of backstory here: My friend Jeff (a frequent figure on this blog, often featured in posts about Read the rest of this entry »


Oh Boy…Three Races in the Next Month!

May 19, 2016

Well, I’ve enjoyed some much needed time off from intensive exercise, and realized today that in one month’s time, I will have three more races under my belt! Good thing I started ramping up my workouts!

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That photo is from my first run in months, which I did the other night. It was in preparation for the first of the three races, a Read the rest of this entry »


Well, At Least This Shitty Week Was a Healthy One

January 22, 2016

My car has been in and out of the shop for the past week. I have my car now, but it’s been a super frustrating experience, and an expensive one, too, but this isn’t a blog about auto repair, is it? So instead of boring you with details about alternators and poor customer service, I’ll share the details about how I turned a shitstorm of a week into a healthy one. Read the rest of this entry »