A College Campus Invasion (Final Preparations for New York!)

May 14, 2015

Quick Sidebar: How awesome is this photo? It was taken by the event photographer at the Heroes Memorial Climb in Dallas. My pal Scott was the first to show it to me, via Facebook, and I literally did a double-take, because I didn’t think it was me. But it is, just a few steps away from completing a 114-story climb.

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There’s one more photo I forgot to include in yesterday’s post: Read the rest of this entry »


I’ve Triple-Checked The Math… I’ve Done 20 Stair Races!

April 13, 2015

What an exciting weekend. A momentous weekend. A milestone weekend. I competed in my 20th stair race! It was the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb in Los Angeles, in the Aon Center, which, at 63 stories, is the second-tallest building in California.

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That wasn’t the only milestone I was celebrating. In addition, it was the Read the rest of this entry »


Race Recap: 70 Stories in Motown

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.

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The Renaissance Center (nicknamed ‘RenCen’) is a Read the rest of this entry »


A New Training Personal Best?

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.

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I was breathing too heavily to smile, because I had just Read the rest of this entry »


I Clean Up Well, Right?

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!

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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 »


Updated U.S. Stair Rankings: Did I Break Into the Top 200?

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 »


How Many Stairs Have I Climbed in the Past 4 Days?

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.

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This cuckoo behavior stemmed from an epiphany I had late last week. I realized that Read the rest of this entry »


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