A Hike to a Military Facility From the Cold War

December 1, 2016

I love a good historical hike. Whether it’s to the ruins of a 100-year-old hotel, an abandoned bridge that goes nowhere, or the remains of a Nazi sympathizer compound, there’s lots of places to hike around Los Angeles where you’ll get a great workout and see something unique, too!

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Go Blue!

My friend Mat and I met up before Thanksgiving for a hike at a super-cool location Read the rest of this entry »


Still Struggling with My Motivation

October 27, 2016

I wrote a blog post last month about motivation, and how it had been eluding me. My foot injury had been preventing me from exercising, and then, once my foot felt better, I just didn’t feel like pushing myself to stick with it.

Well, I’ve been feeling the same way lately. My foot has been Read the rest of this entry »


I Cancelled My Gym Membership and Here’s Why.

October 17, 2016

It’s the end of a chapter in my life: I’ve cancelled my gym membership at Crunch, after four and a half years.

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Crunch is a great gym, but it’s time to move on. Read the rest of this entry »


Motivation: The Struggle is Real

September 11, 2016

On paper, it looks like I’ve had some awesome workouts in the past few days. On Thursday night, I climbed a 51-story building four times…

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…and then, less than 48 hours later, I climbed a Read the rest of this entry »


Getting My Fitness On In My Hometown

July 11, 2016

I’m in Michigan, and I’m staying for a few weeks. I’m able to work remotely, so I’m staying with my parents in my childhood home, and I turned their kitchen table into a temporary office. The other day, I addressed a need I have when I travel: the need to exercise. So… I joined a gym. Read the rest of this entry »


Oh Boy…Three Races in the Next Month!

May 19, 2016

Well, I’ve enjoyed some much needed time off from intensive exercise, and realized today that in one month’s time, I will have three more races under my belt! Good thing I started ramping up my workouts!

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That photo is from my first run in months, which I did the other night. It was in preparation for the first of the three races, a Read the rest of this entry »


Time to Start Ramping Up the Workouts

May 16, 2016

My plan, after my disastrous race in the Aon Center last month, was to take a breather from intensive exercise. I was due. That race was my seventh stair race in 2016 (so far). Tack on the four races I did in the fall of 2015, and I’ve had at least one major race every month for the past eight months. That’s a lot of racing… and a lot of training. I was feeling overtrained and exhausted, and the Aon Center race triggered some depression that hung around a little longer than I would have liked (although any depression is more than I would’ve liked, so that’s not saying much).

A few weeks ago, I looked at my calendar, and decided Read the rest of this entry »