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I’m at it again! Make A Wish & Urban Mudder in NYC July 25!



The kid just can’t stop himself.

Seems like I just can’t give up doing stupid stuff to my body and putting it through some sort of hellish physical ordeal each year now. Well, after I swore off doing these obstacle course and mud runs after a Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder I am now entered to participate in an Urban Mudder happening right here in NYC on July 25th!

Yup, throwing caution to the wind I am participating in the Urban Mudder in NYC at Randall’s Island and running this for charity. Very cool that it’s right in my own backyard playground. The charity I chose is the terrific Make A Wish foundation. I hope that you can support me as I put my body on the line again, and it doesn’t matter how big or small a donation you can make. It all helps support this wonderful organization’s efforts. After all, it’s for the kids!

From the folks that brought us Tough Mudder –


“The city that never sleeps has another reason to keep moving. We’re taking over Randall’s Island on July 25th with brand new, innovative obstacles, music on course, and an all-day festival. This is not your climb a net, do a burpee BS. Up until now, the only way to experience obstacles of this size, scale and pure awesomeness was at a Tough Mudder. Now you have them right here in NYC. Course details – About 5 miles, 12-15 obstacles, 3 water stations.” Sounds like a great time! I am already in training for this with my gym workouts, and now that the arctic weather and ice covered roads have melted away my running regimen will begin. Yeah, I have a love/hate relationship with running but it needs to be done. Time to man up and put away my skirt again. Link to the NYC event page to see what it’s all about – http://urbanmudder.com/events/2015-new-york


Urban Mudder is honored to support Make-A-Wish® in granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. A Make-A-Wish experience can help kids cope with – or even overcome – their illnesses. At every Urban Mudder, participants will have the opportunity to raise funds for local wish kids. Urban Mudder doesn’t just create life-changing experiences for participants – it helps create life-changing experience for wish kids. http://wish.org/

Here is the link to my donation page. Any amount will be greatly appreciated to help support such a fine cause!





Again, thanks to all who have supported me in the past, and to those who support my future efforts here with this event. You all rock!





Hey BRAH! Get your BRO-TEIN at Fuel Grill & Juice Bar NYC!

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Hey BRAH! I found another good spot to get in some excellent BRO-TEIN when trying to eat clean and healthy!

When you are pumping the iron your GUNS need PROTEIN to rebuild massive muscle BRO! Mammoth amounts of PROTEIN, wrapped in PROTEIN, and then even more PROTEIN. Dude, it’s all about the BRO-TEIN!!!

Hellz yeah! I am so stoked to have stumbled upon this Fuel Grill & Juice Bar location recently after a night hanging out in the Hells Kitchen NYC area. After some bar hopping and debauchery I needed a fix of BRO-TEIN to replentish my depleted massiveness BRAH!

FUEL is a tiny little place with a few tables to sit at but they pack a pretty large menu of low-fat, low-carb, healthy, and vegan choices to choose from. Wraps, Salads, Energy Plates, Low-Carb Energy Plates, Smoothies, Shakes, Fresh Squeezed Juices, Sandwiches, Salads with lite/fat-free dressing, Low-Carb/High Fiber, and All Day Breakfast! There are so many ways to get in your BRO-TEIN! Dude – they even had a lage flat sceen showing It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas when I feasted here. That BRO is still the man! He needs to lift though and lay the smack down on Lucy. Just Sayin’. Continue reading Hey BRAH! Get your BRO-TEIN at Fuel Grill & Juice Bar NYC!

Meatless? Me? Vegan delights at the Candle Cafe in NYC!

Photo credit - Candle Cafe
Photo credit – Candle Cafe

There’s no meat in that? Really? It’s vegan? C’mon, you’re kidding. OMG this tastes amazing – like a party in my mouth!

That is what was going through my mind as I devoured the Seitan Chimichurri. It has this smoky flaver and slightly burnt edges as if cooked right on the bar-b-que. I could have sworn it was a meat product as it had great texture and substance. Served on skewers like a shishkabob. After this wonder I knew we were in for a treat. I had no clue that going meatless could be so tasty, but Candle Cafe on the Upper East Side of NYC enlightened me as to what delicious vegan cooking can be!

Now let me proclaim that I am a meat eater. I absolutely love love love steak, chicken, bacon, etc. If it moo’s I will eat it! But lately I feel a need to broaden my food horizon and try some healthier options. So here I was in a vegan restaurant. Continue reading Meatless? Me? Vegan delights at the Candle Cafe in NYC!

Maoz Vegetarian NYC. When my body needs a healthy break!

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I finally popped my Maoz cherry! So many times I walked by this place down in Union Square NYC, saw all the rave reviews on Yelp, but did not drop in to try it out. It was my first time yesterday for lunch and discovered a terrific falafel sandwich and sweet potato fries! Hot damn this was good. My taste buds approved of this healthier option that I was putting into my mouth. Yummers!

Sure, it’s not too often that I write about the healthier eats in and around NYC but at times I need to give my overtaxed digestive system a break. A meatless lunch. No bacon. No nitrates. Nothing that moos or oinks. Consider it a sort of cleansing. My body thanks me. My intestinal tract thanks me. My butthole thanks me.

Continue reading Maoz Vegetarian NYC. When my body needs a healthy break!