I’m One Month Into My Exercise Break, and I’m Ready For A Change

May 23, 2018

Check out my new kicks!

I purchased the sneakers as part of a celebratory day. Remember, in my most recent weigh-in post, when I showed how I had reached 4,000 Cardio Miles? At that point in time, I hadn’t decided on a reward for that milestone. But then I did. And the shoes were part of it. Read the rest of this entry »

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48 Rainy Hours in Colorado. Hail, Too!

May 18, 2018

If you wanted to see some hail in May, you should’ve been in Colorado last weekend. Last Saturday evening, during a brief but violent storm, it hailed pebbles of ice.

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for nearly 16 years, where Read the rest of this entry »


I’m Two Weeks Into My Exercise Break, and It’s Going… Well…

May 10, 2018

…great!

Me, at one my favorite walkable places, a pedestrian footbridge over a freeway near my house.

After pushing myself really hard for a really long time, I decided to take a break from intense, rigorous exercise. But I couldn’t bear the thought of being completely inactive, so I established a rule: Read the rest of this entry »


I Spent Five Nights in Paris, and Walked 22 Miles. Here’s What I Saw.

March 21, 2018

The number in the title isn’t an exaggeration – in fact, it’s a conservative estimate. I really did walk 22 miles (at least) while visiting Paris for the Eiffel Tower Vertical race!

In addition to being gorgeous, I found Paris very easy to navigate. I never once used a taxi or Uber, and instead relied on their stellar train and bus system, as well as my own two feet.

It was a packed trip. I had never been to Paris before, and there is so much to see and do! On one epic walking trip, we walked the Read the rest of this entry »


Six Days of Eggs: Eating Well and Staying Fit During My Week in Chicago

November 14, 2017

Pucker up!

I passed by this giant dear sculpture while on a walk in Chicago, and couldn’t resist giving it a smooch. I did a lot of walking – and other exercise – during my week in Chicago, and am proud of the healthy choices I made. We all know it isn’t always easy to stay healthy while traveling! Read the rest of this entry »


My Pride-Filled Weekend Was Also Filled with Mucho Amounts of Exercise!

June 14, 2017

Last weekend wiped me out. Literally. It made me ill. I spent Monday and half of Tuesday barfing, thanks to an upset stomach. (I’m feeling much better now, thanks for asking!) But you know what? It was worth it! It began on Saturday, when I participated in the 36th Annual Pride Run.

This was my second year participating in this event, but last year, I Read the rest of this entry »


A Much Deserved Break… and Crunching Some Numbers at Six Flags Magic Mountain

May 1, 2017

I’m so excited to be on a break from racing. I’m not doing any races in May, and I’m going to enjoy that. I’ll still be exercising, but with a little more freedom, as there are no looming stair races in the near future.

I’ve earned this reprieve. I competed in seven races during a nine-weekend span, so, yeah, I’m pooped! (Six of them were stair races, and the seventh was Read the rest of this entry »