Fred’s Awesome

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!

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3 responses to “Fred’s Awesome

  1. Pretty awesome……to be in shape enough to run a half and then go out the same night to play fake blackjack with finesse and aplomb. He looked so perky last night he must still have had a runner’s high ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I was probably delirious at the Casino Night party the night after the half-marathon. That said, I should be in that state the next time I go to Vegas – I was making a killing in worthless fake money!

    Mainly though, I wanted to comment here to point out (and link to) the fact that the title of this blog (while believed by me) is highly controversial. Therefore, the title is as likely to be a reference to a quasi-theme-song of mine as it is a direct statement of my awesomeness. Check it out – “I’m Awesome,” by Spose:

  3. That is so awesome! I have to say, I’ve finally decided that I want to add ‘complete marathon’ to my ‘before i”m 35 list ๐Ÿ˜‰ Running is certainly addictive!

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