There Were Nazis In These Hills! (A Los Angeles Hike Adventure)

April 28, 2016

My friend Jeff and I took Maude for her first hike the other day, and it wore her out. It wore Jeff and me out, too! It was the most challenging hike I’ve done, and to a very memorable destination: We hiked to an old Nazi compound, right here in Los Angeles!

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Jeff and I have been talking for months about hiking to Murphy Ranch, in Rustic Canyon, above the Pacific Palisades. Murphy Ranch is where, in the ’30s, a couple of Nazi sympathizers built a compound, possibly under the influence of Read the rest of this entry »


#BirthdayBurpees: Tallying Up the Damage

March 7, 2016

On Saturday, I invited all of you to give me a horrible birthday present: burpees. I promised to do burpees every time you liked and shared my #BirthdayBurpees posts on social media, and you guys responded in a great big way. (It’s not too late to assign me burpees! Click here to do your part.)

So – how many burpees do I have to do? The grand total is… 1,068 and counting!
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Check Out My New Training/Torture Device!

January 6, 2016

I’ve been working out with an elevation training mask.

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And if I go black and white and putz with the filters and levels, I can really look like a badass. See? Read the rest of this entry »


2015 Year-End Progress Report

January 5, 2016

Time for one of my favorite posts of the year! (And it’s only January 5th!) You all know that every month I share my weigh-in results and workout progress report. Well, once a year, I take a look at the bigger picture and do a Year-End Progress Report! This will be the fifth year that I’ve crunched the numbers, and I’m excited to see what they say.

First up, though, my weigh-in results from January 1st. For that, let’s turn to my trusty weight loss chart:

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Down one pound! After two weigh-ins at 257 pounds, I was happy to Read the rest of this entry »


November Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report… And October Too!

November 4, 2015

I have an official weigh-in at the start of every month. I share the results right here, along with data about my exercise accomplishments, but I didn’t share anything last month. It slipped through the cracks. Whoops! So now I have two months to catch you up on. Let’s dig in!

It’s a mixed bag of good and could-be-better news, but the overall headline is: Read the rest of this entry »


Final Preparations for This Week’s 75-Story Race!

September 24, 2015

I have a big race in a few days – the YMCA Stair Climb for Los Angeles, in the 75-story US Bank Tower. I’m gunning for a personal best, which would be faster than 18:30. This week I’ve had to improvise with my final workouts – because, well, I’ve been busy!
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30 Days of Strength Exercises…COMPLETED!

August 6, 2015

Today I did five minutes of skaters, an exercise that sorta replicates a speed skater’s stride without the nuisance of ice skates or ice.

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It was Day 30 of the Bowflex Summer Strong Challenge, which meant that once I finished the skaters… I had finished the challenge! WOOHOO!
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