April 15, 2015
Put your nerd hats on, folks, because this post is filled with evidence of my nerdiness. (I never take my nerd hat off, by the way.)
Last week, when I was having a hard time, I promised myself that I would go running. It felt great – I ran 2.6 miles and climbed 68 floors of stairs at a local parking garage. (The garage isn’t 68 stories tall, it’s four. I ran it 14 times.) The run felt great, and afterward, I posted this photo on social media:
In addition to providing a much needed boost to my emotional state, that run turned out to be a milestone run. Those 2.6 miles pushed me across a major threshold: Read the rest of this entry »
March 20, 2015
My birthday was two weeks ago, and I wanted to celebrate with a big physical challenge. So I set up a social media challenge. It was simple: I shared a special image on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+, and every time you guys liked, shared, or retweeted it, I had to do burpees.
You guys didn’t mess around. 24 hours later, the count was up to 970. Nine hundred and seventy burpees.
I promptly got to work. I set up a highly technical burpee tracking system (involving a Read the rest of this entry »
March 9, 2015
My lesson of the week: When I ask all of you to challenge me on my birthday, you guys deliver! I posted photos on social media on Thursday, and said that I’d do burpees for every Like, Share and Retweet. The Likes, Shares and Retweets began immediately… and continued… and continued. 24 hours later, you guys had assigned me 932 burpees. 932! It makes me Read the rest of this entry »
March 5, 2015
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! I’m turning 36 years old today.
That’s me on the right with Luna, whom I’m dogsitting this week!
Before you go rushing out to buy me flowers or gift cards, take a minute or two and give me what I really want: BURPEES.
That’s right. Burpees. You have the power to assign me lots and lots of burpees. Intrigued? Read on!
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February 23, 2015
Well, replace “did it” with “took Britney Spears’ favorite workout class” and “again” with “for the first time.”
In the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Women’s Health Magazine, Britney Spears raves about the Read the rest of this entry »
February 18, 2015
Remember the Jacob’s Ladder? Probably not. I’ve only mentioned in once before, in a blog post last May, but it’s a challenging cardio device that’s basically a never-ending ladder. It’s also a Bible story, but that’s a whole different blog post (on a completely different blog).
The rungs move on a circular track, so you’ll 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 »