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Up is Mandatory! A Father/Daughter Hike in the Grand Canyon

by Denis Faye | September 11, 2021

Five or six million years ago, the Colorado River started digging a gorge in a 270-mile stretch of what would eventually be known as northern Arizona. As the gorge grew, it carved through 1.7 billion years of rock. Countless trib

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Just Shut Up and Camp: Our Hike up Mount Wilson

by Denis Faye | May 7, 2021

Marilyne and I have been hiking our way through the Pandemic with a small group of friends. Every other Sunday, we pick a new destination, and show up in separate cars, and keep our distance during the hike—although we do all mo

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The Mouth Behind the Mask

by Denis Faye | April 9, 2021

Last month I ran my second fake COVID-19 marathon, a self-flagellation ritual meant to keep me semi-sane as I wait out the pandemic. My first fake marathon happened last October. I ran along the beach from Torrance to Marina Del R

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True North: Running Route Planning for Neurotics

by Denis Faye | January 26, 2021

My German friend Patrick wants to do the Los Angeles Marathon this year on the 21st of March. Unfortunately, the race has been rescheduled to a more vaccine-optimistic TBD date in the fall. They also changed the route, removing t

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The Stupid Call to Adventure

by Denis Faye | January 14, 2021

Last Monday, I awoke to rain outside my window and a voice inside my head. Both beckoned me to do something stupid that day. They didn’t care what I did, as long as it left a mark. Fatigue suggested otherwise, so I shuffled to t

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She’s Going Down!

by Denis Faye | September 10, 2020

COVID-19 played only a minor role in my new running habit. The real catalyst was my dysfunctional competition complex. When I train with others, my outsized desire to crush everyone in my vicinity is matched only by my limited abi

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450 Miles in 45 Hours: My Birthday Challenge to Beat Cancer

by Denis Faye | March 26, 2015

A couple years ago, Steve Edwards gave me a bike. I don’t mean a beat up, rusty ol’ beach cruiser, but rather a high performance, decked-out Cannondale road bike. At the time, I had little more than a passing curiousity in cyc

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I’m, like, totally powerful now

by Denis Faye | August 29, 2014

Hey everyone! I got a promotion! Going forward, you may call me Beachbody “Director of Nutrition Content”, “sir”, or just “jive turkey.” My new role at Beachbody is basically the same as my ol

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Batman don’t get no cancer

by Denis Faye | August 11, 2014

Long time Nerd Herders out there are probably well aware of Steve Edwards, my mentor and long-time collaborator. More than anyone else, he’s the person who opened my eyes to the importance of helping others look after themse

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The BWR: Let’s hear it for exercise-induced nausea!

by Denis Faye | April 29, 2014

  If you’ve been a member of the Nerd Herd for a while, you know I’m a Steve Edwards Birthday Challenge devotee. Every year on my birthday, I do something hard and fun, just to make the most out of this bag oR

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