I Just Learned About These Epic Public Stairs, Just Minutes From My Childhood Home

July 24, 2018

Isn’t is fantastic when you learn something new about the area where you grew up? I spent decades not paying attention to stairs, but now that I seek them out for workout purposes, I find them everywhere!

This monster set of stairs is in Read the rest of this entry »

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I Had An Awesome Stair Workout in Pontiac, Michigan… Until the Injury

July 12, 2018

So many stairs!

That’s me on Tuesday, in front of a huge stairway at the Phoenix Center in Pontiac, Michigan. I grew up about 20 minutes away from here, but had never been here before. It’s a pretty neat facility… but most of it is closed to the public. Read the rest of this entry »


Check Out These Two Challenging Stairways – One Was Just Seen on “American Ninja Warrior”!

June 7, 2018

I love climbing stairs that I see on TV, so I was positively geeked when I watched “American Ninja Warrior” last night and saw a familiar sight: the Pico Canyon Stairs!

I visited these stairs last November, and while I posted photos on Instagram, I never blogged about it. Until now!
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My First VOLCANO Workout!

February 15, 2018

The title doesn’t refer to some hot, trendy new workout. It refers to an actual volcano – a real-life mountain forged from magma that oozed through the earth’s crust, violently altering the landscape of our planet.

I wasn’t in any danger, though. This particular volcano has been extinct for 300,000 years. But it’s a volcano nonetheless. And I worked out there. ON A VOLCANO! I was geeking out. I still am! Read the rest of this entry »


This 5K is All Hills and Stairs (2017 Conquer the Overlook Race Recap)

August 21, 2017

I love a race that ends with a view. It’s one of the things that got me hooked on stair racing – there’s nothing better than a finish line 60 or 70 stories above the ground! The finish line at Conquer the Overlook has a magnificent view… Check it out!

You can see the Los Angeles skyline in the upper right corner! I’m standing on Read the rest of this entry »


A Very Vertical Weekend

July 25, 2017

Three days, three great workouts – and all three had a big vertical component. Going vertical is hard work: you’re lifting your entire body weight, whether it’s up stairs, a hill, or an incline on the treadmill. It’s great for your legs, and great for your heart.

It all began on Friday night, when I went shopping for Read the rest of this entry »


Workout Torture: Sand Dune Edition

July 12, 2017

Does working out on a sand dune sound horribly difficult? Guess what… IT IS! But I’m a guy always on the lookout for a new workout adventures, and this one certainly qualifies.

That’s me, in the dark blue shirt, trudging up a 100-foot sand dune. The dune is in Read the rest of this entry »