Sunday, February 18, 2007

My incredible, determined husband

First of all, I have to say that Jorge, my husband, will hate that I write about him here, with his name and photo and everything. He has a paranoia that someone wills steal his photo from the web, doctor it in unseemly ways, and post it on some sort of sexploitation website (oops, I hope I haven’t given you any ideas...)

But it’s time again for the husband-brag. He’s amazing. Jorge took up running not long after I became sick with Lymphoma. Along with his brother, he joined the Team in Training and (with help from my savvy fundraising skills, naturally) raised about $5,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He ran his first marathon in San Francisco just 6 days before our wedding.

Since then, he’s become a Runner. He is most committed when he has some goal to reach, such as the 50-mile ultra-marathon he ran in November 2005, even though his training was interrupted by Hurricane Katrina. Last year he ran the Mardi Gras Marathon in 3 hours and 36 minutes. On Sunday he ran his 4th marathon, in Birmingham, in a speedy 3:29. I am exceedingly proud of him.

And I always think he looks hot in his race pictures. So here you go, deviants – Photoshop away!