My husband is a general surgery resident who works an average of 80 hours per week. He leaves for work by 5:30am, usually comes home around dinnertime when he’s not on call, and is the dad of 2 little girls and husband to an often emotionally high-maintenance wife. With everything on his plate, he managed to train for and complete his first half marathon at this weekend’s Santa Barbara International Marathon and Half Marathon.
F started running about 11 months ago. He started training for the half-marathon in June, smartly giving himself plenty of time to train knowing that his schedule would get in his way now and then. He made time to run after tucking the girls into bed for the night, and he often did his long training runs when he was post-call. Meaning, he’d work 30+ straight hours at the hospital, come home, re-fuel with a snack that involved peanut butter, and then go out and run 8-12 miles. I am not sure where he found the energy, but he did it.
Since he started running, F has lost about 20 lbs and has gained a love for running. He completed the SB Half-Marathon with an admirable time of 1:53:42. And now he wants to train for a marathon!
Go Fred! We are so proud of you!