Thursday, January 10, 2008

Day 10 - Go hubby!

Clearly, I did not give Ethan enough kudos for getting up and swimming TWO TIMES this week in my previous post.

My hubby rocks, even though I do not always appear to be supportive or appreciative of it. He has done THREE Ironman distance races (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and then a 26.2 mile run--all in the same day) and who knows how many other 'little races.' More than I can count. He has spent a lot of time under water, riding bikes, and pounding the pavement. I only had to call the police one time because he disappeared on a run for like 2 hours on a cold rainy night and it ended up he had stopped over at a friend's house. Lucky for him, he came home while I was still on the phone with the police officer and I didn't have to feel like a complete fool.

Back on track! Hubby has resolved to resume his 'normal' level of working out this year (not Ironman-prep, which takes like 40 hours a week) and part of that is swimming at least 2 days a week at 5:30 in the morning. It's true, I laugh when he says this because in the past he has resolved to do this and when my alarm goes off at 6ish, he is still sleeping happily in the bed next to me. But this week he has gotten up BOTH of his designated days and, even more amazing, has not woken me up in the process!! That was a bigger deal today than Tuesday, because Tuesday was the morning after the tall drinks.

So, to make up for my lack of congratulations and enthusiasm on this morning's post, the daily photo blog is dedicated to my Ironman stud ;-) And if all that didn't embarrass him, then these surely will:

Ah, the half Ironman where Ethan got a wife-beater sunburn so bad he peeled TWICE.
Love the headband to keep the hair out of his eyes ;-)

A stop at the trough during IronmanUSA (Lake Placid, NY).
But I'd be hungry too after 60 miles on a bike!

The Giant Acorn Triathlon this past October...
Evan gives his dad some incentive "you could have abs like mine"


  1. That is TOTALLY impressive, Ethan! Way to go zoom girl, giving props to the man.

    Jess, you should totally make this a meme and tag people to write about what makes them proud about their spouse :)

  2. The headband comment actually made me laugh out loud!!
    I am impressed by him - GO ETHAN!!