January 3, 2020

Though it's becoming easier and easier to find great vegan eateries in Chicago, I've always found it helpful when others blog about their favorite spots. With that in mind, below are some of my "go to" places, listed in no particular order. I've also added some favorite restaurant...

September 14, 2017

On April 16, 2016, I did 1,800 pull-ups in 5 hours. In addition to being one hell of a workout, it was a unique and challenging mental exercise as well. The idea for this fun was first inspired by legendary Navy Seal David Goggins, who - among other amazing endurance feats - set t...

June 15, 2017

Prologue: Arrival Day (May 15) 

Considered one of the meccas for endurance sports enthusiasts, Boulder has long fascinated me and been on my short list of places to visit. Finally here, I'm looking forward to the serenity of the mountains, the welcoming vibe of the people, and expl...

March 13, 2017

In May of 2015, my friend Amy, a fellow pianist and running enthusiast, introduced me to the plant-based ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll, and his podcast, aptly titled, The Rich Roll Podcast. At that time, at the age of 42 and with a few Chicago Marathons under my belt, I was be...

February 22, 2017

Originally posted on February 22, 2017

I switched to a plant-based, or vegan, diet at the start of 2016. And, since my girlfriend Joanne - a.k.a The Korean Vegan (TKV) - pretty much went vegan at the same time, I figured it would be cool to invite her to join me on this blog p...

January 3, 2017

Updated on February 15, 2018 (see below)

I started doing pull-ups seriously in 2012 as I was approaching my 40th birthday. I had created a personal challenge that included 25 consecutive pull-ups, and after achieving that, I just kept on going.

For the last...

December 26, 2016

As far as health, fitness, and nutrition are concerned, 2016 was a great year. 

I happily adopted a vegan diet, completed several crazy pull-up adventures (including a 10x15 workout and a separate bit of insanity: 1,800 pull-ups in 5 hours), set a personal best time at The Philadel...

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