Quote Of The Day
“Wietecha, ninth at the 2013 Houston Marathon, orders the Rueben and a disposable plate overflowing with French fries. Next door is the best donut shop in town, he says …
The 32-year-old elementary school gym teacher visits this tiny strip mall often. He has a body built from trans-fats, corn syrup, and white flour, and whittled by 130-mile weeks. ‘I used to tell my wife on Mondays that this is it, I’m going to clean up my diet,’ Wietecha says. ‘It’s been a hundred Mondays and I’m not much better.’
But in 2013, despite his fast food binges, full-time job, high mileage, and the birth of his second child, never has he placed as high or run as fast. And despite what he’s accomplished, going into the Houston Marathon on Jan. 19, never has Scott Wietecha been hungrier.”
– Excerpt from a piece by Jon Gugala on Scott Wietecha, a 32-year-old teacher and father of two who is dreaming of 2:13 in Houston this weekend. After a disappointing end to his collegiate career, Wietecha, who used to be be maniacal about his diet and recording his workouts to the hundredth of a second, quit running altogether. Now he’s back and maniacal in his races.