Summer 2006 Profile
A successful businessman
born to a powerful political family (his cousin is in the White House),
Jonathan's life is in many ways blessed. Yet he is going through a painful
divorce, with five kids under the age of 10. Wanting to spend time with his
kids, and leading a fast-growing healthcare company, Jonathan has little time
to exercise and take care of his own health. He sees training for the marathon
as a way to pour himself into something positive. Find out more in Jonathan's
Jonathan's Race Results & Update
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Are you still running, four months later?
broke my toe in a cage-match-style game of tag with my kids, but other than
that, I continue to run. Time is tight for me, so runs have to be snuck in
early in the morning or late at night, but they still happen a couple times per
week. I'm hoping to run the Portland, Maine marathon, and I'm certainly going
to figure out how to run the Boston without fail.
What else has stayed with you?
souvenirs—a marathon jacket, pair of shorts, shirt, and that medal (which
my dad had framed...a bit much, but he's a great booster). They make me crack a
smile or give me a little tickle of pride when I see them.
What it all meant
represented a (relatively) healthy way to process the sad and out-of-control
feelings I had about being divorced. It worked pretty well. I was able to make
a change in my life happen the way I wanted it to happen amidst other changes
over which I had no control.