Monthly Archives: November 2007

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving Day

All too often we lump the words thanks and giving together into one word – Thanksgiving. It has come to mean turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and family. The word does little more than house the name of a holiday. Continue reading

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US Bank Center Stair Climb, Milwaukee

I was a bit disappointed with my third place at the Sears Tower, so I drove up to Milwaukee yesterday afternoon to compete in the Climb for a Cure tower race up the US Bank Center. Although it’s the tallest building in Milwaukee, it’s only half as tall as the Sears Tower in Chicago. I thought a 45 storey climb would be a sprint compared to the 103 floors of the Sears Tower. I thought wrong. Continue reading

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Going Vertical at the Sears Tower

Yesterday, I competed in the GoVertical Chicago – Sears Tower Stair Climb. This grueling race sents competitors up the stairwell for 103 storeys, and 2,109 steps to the top of the tallest building in North America. Last year in this race, I started out way too fast and had to crawl the last 30 floors to finish in 5th place. Continue reading

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Running Raw Across America

There is no better way to see the country than to drive across it, stop every few hundred miles and go for a run… or two. Meandering about on foot in small towns looking for fresh organic produce and seeing the local sites is one of my favorite activities. Continue reading

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2nd Anniversary of Running Raw

It has been two years since I took the first running step towards this dream, and three years since I went 100% raw. What a long strange trip it’s been. It always amazes me how fast time passes, and that if you don’t keep your eye on the prize it is quickly out of reach. I have learned so much on this journey, and my education never stops. Continue reading

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Ship Shape!

It’s a beautiful fall day in Los Angeles. A cold front has moved down from Alaska to temper the constant California sun, there is a light breeze and plentiful white fluffy clouds in the sky to offer shade. Perfect running weather. I took this opportunity to test myself against my nemesis – the Paseo Miramar trail… Continue reading

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My buddy Robert Cheeke at recently asked me to fill out a featured athlete profile for his site. Even though I’m not a “bodybuilder” he thought that people should know about what I’m doing. Robert put together a great questionnaire for the profile, so if you’d like to get a little more info on what I’m doing and how I’m doing it, check it out at:
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