Three Massachusetts Politicians Fitter than Paul Ryan
Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has been getting a lot of press for his hardcore P90x routine. In case you missed the photographs, Time magazine published some shots of him looking like a “Screech Goes to the Gym” episode of Saved by the Bell. In all fairness though, his workout is intense and his body under that suit looks like a world-class athlete (we hear). Sarah Palin has a fitness book coming out, on … well … whatever she does to work out. President Obama has a mean basketball game, and the First Lady’s arms will make any fitness enthusiast jealous.
But Massachusetts is consistently ranked as one of the fittest states in the country. And who is representing us? Oh, just marathon runners, Iron Man competitors, and guys that bike across the country for fun. Take that, Paul Ryan: You have nothing on these fit Massachusetts politicians.
Name: State Senator Will Brownsberger
Fitness Activity: Biking
Fitness Feats: Brownsberger completed two Ironman Triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2 mile marathon). He also biked across the country, 3500 miles, which took 41 days.
Favorite ride: Brownsberger bikes to work from Belmont to the State House everyday along the Charles River.
Name: City Councilor Mike Ross
Fitness Activity: Runs about 35-40 miles a week
Fitness Feats: Ross participated in a 300-mile AIDS-ride from Boston to NYC and ran in the 1998 Boston Marathon. He also regularly runs charity 5Ks on weekends.
Favorite run: Ross runs Jamaica Pond every morning.
Name: State Senator Michael Rush
Fitness Activity: Runs about 30 miles a week
Fitness Feats: Rush runs everyday except for Sundays. He was deployed to Iraq just a few months after being elected, and after a full day serving on the ground in Baghdad, he’d always hit the treadmill.
Favorite Run: Participating in 5Ks, like the Brew Run (pictured).
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