March 1, 2015
Yesterday was a brisk Michigan winter day, with snow everywhere and temperatures in the low 20s, and I started it with a little sprint at 6:45am. I dashed out to the driveway, barefoot and wearing only a T-shirt and underwear, so I could start the car and get the heat pumping while I got dressed.
Crazy as that was, it paled in comparison to happened a few hours later, when I competed in the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb in Detroit – racing up the stairs to the 70th floor in the Renaissance Center.
The Renaissance Center (nicknamed ‘RenCen’) is a Read the rest of this entry »
February 13, 2015
Stair race season is in full swing. I’ve already raced twice this year, and my next race is soon, in Detroit! In April, I’ll be racing in the Aon Center in Los Angeles, and they open up the stairwell at certain times for training purposes. That’s how I ended up, the other day, on the 55th floor.
I was breathing too heavily to smile, because I had just Read the rest of this entry »
February 10, 2015
I don’t dress up fancy very often, so I try to take photos when I do. I know for a fact that my mom enjoys seeing them!
I love the sunlight in this photo! I was trying to look mysterious, but it might have come off as a little pained. Whoops.
On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra held their annual gala. It’s the fourth time that I’ve volunteered to help out. It’s a Read the rest of this entry »
February 4, 2015
I AM SO EXCITED. This short video (less than 2 minutes) explains why:
Here’s a link to watch on YouTube, in case you can’t see it here.
Now I’d like to present some Read the rest of this entry »
January 21, 2015
I’ve been stair crazy lately. I’ve been all over town climbing stairs like a maniac. Three of my last four workouts were on stairs. So many stairs.
This cuckoo behavior stemmed from an epiphany I had late last week. I realized that Read the rest of this entry »
November 10, 2014
It was only seven days ago that I raced up 103 floors in the Willis Tower. Yesterday, it was time to race again! The Chicago CF Climb (benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) was held in the 58-story 300 North LaSalle building.
This was the first stair race where I didn’t Read the rest of this entry »
November 6, 2014
If you’re looking for the World’s Largest Covered Wagon, it’s located in the parking lot of the Best Western in Lincoln, Illinois, and (spoiler alert!) it’s not that large.
I saw the underwhelming covered wagon for myself the other day, when I headed south from Chicago for an overnight road trip to Read the rest of this entry »