If I can run, so can you!

Gus Vidaurreta, CEO Top Secret Nutrition
Gus Vidaurreta, CEO Top Secret Nutrition

Hello, my name is Gus and I am the CEO of Top Secret Nutrition. I am a 61 year old Cuban male, and yes, I am running but surprisingly not for president.  This is the first in a series of posts dealing with the side effects of a “big mouth.”

I am married to Jeanie, a “runner”. For those of you who do not know what that means, a runner wakes you up at 5 a.m. as she “quietly” slips on her fast looking shoes. Most runners (at least mine) also suffer from ICNSYR (I cannot see you resting) syndrome.

Jeanie runs Marathons and just completed the Miami half-marathon in a time that has me looking for subway lines in Miami (Rosie Ruiz), just saying.

I drove her and her fellow runners to the race, yes, at 5 a.m. Later I bought the bagels, cream cheese and lox for the runner’s brunch. I was allowed to stay because I bought the food and because no one else would eat the cream cheese.

I was suffering from sleep deprivation when I proclaimed in front of all: “I am running the half-marathon next year!” The sweaty and somewhat undernourished crowd was stunned. My car has a sticker that reads 0.0.

So here I am, trying to get younger, fix my knee and lose weight as I prepare to run. I am starting the training program with a 5K race next week. Mind you, I have not run since 2014 so this could either be a really short race or my last race.

I plan to document my training and progress in this blog. Please follow me, read it….and remember, if I can run, so can you!….or your grandmother for that matter.



Jeanie Vidaurreta