Getting Fat For a Goal: Every Husband’s Dream

by Carilyn on December 18, 2013

Conversation with Hubz:

Me:  So, after a lot of thought, I think I know what I’m going to do next.

Hubz:  A lot of thought? It’s only been two days.

Me:  Okay, after some thought, I think I know what I’m going to do next.

Hubz:  Oooooookay, let’s hear it.

Me:  Try to sound a little more enthusiastic, please.

Hubz:  Hmmm…I’m supposed to be excited that you’ve come up with another plan that will inevitably involve me having to travel to some random place, and stay up all night while feeding you some sort of nasty glop every 30 minutes? I can’t wait. What is it this time?

Me:  I’m going back to my plan to swim the Catalina Channel.

Hubz:  Ahhhh…

Me:  That’s it?

Hubz:  Well, I thought you had ruled that out because you didn’t want to have to gain 50 pounds to keep from getting hypothermia.

Me:  If I’m not going to do long races for awhile, it doesn’t matter if I gain a bunch of weight. I can get as fat as I want.

Hubz:  Well there’s something to look forward to.


Happy Running!



Kent December 18, 2013 at 11:47 am

You definitely have the right inspiration after Diana Nyad’s swim!

Marcia December 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Is that why some swimmers look a little ‘doughy’? Insulation?

Kim December 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

HaHa!!! Makes sense to me – you can keep eating like your running 100s and 100s of miles at a time because it will be necessary to have the extra layer!!
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Char December 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Why isn’t he more excited? Hours on a boat spent feeding you from a bottle and a potentially fat wife?? You’d think he’d be more supportive.
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