Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How does Mitt Romney keep so fit at 63?

According to this article, Romney takes jogging seriously.

he tries to run four or five times a week, two to five miles at a time while on the campaign trail. Imagine what he does when he has time.

He is also quite competitive in his quest to stay fit.

His sons tell stories of the annual Romney triathlon in New Hampshire where the Romney’s have a vacation home. This very active family runs, swim, and bikes.

What's he eat? He likes Granola. Ann his wife makes it for him and he keeps it in a zip lock bag while traveling. This helps keep him from over eating if the bags are one portion each.

He is also an eater of lots of fruit, yogurt and drinks water. Like most of us, he likes the sandwich and fast food shops while on the go. On the road his favorite stops are Quiznos or Subway turkey sandwiches. He eats chicken, fish or pasta for dinner. His cheats are Big Macs and chocolate malts.

What about the hair?

18 comments:

OhioJOE said...

Haha, you make him sound like the average Joe, I usually eat either eat fish or chicken for dinner with pasta and my wife also makes granola.

However, I do not eat Big Macs and chocolate malts (haha, I guess I do not make the best average Joe in that regard.) Instead I eat other kind of junk; shhhhhh, don't tell Mrs. Obama or Mr. Huckabee.

On a serious note, good post Bosman.

Right Wingnut said...

As a competitive runner and not so competitive aspiring triathlete myself, I can relate. Good for Mitt.

Doug NYC GOP said...

Good fun post Bosman.

Remember, Romney also goes to the store to buy his own shirts and enjoys a good PB&J. Flies coach.

McD's is ok - I prefer a good diner burger though. The fast food joints are too well done for my liking. And I prefer a Vanilla Malt.

Who say's I can't disagree with Romney on some issues?

BTW - My wife Julie makes granola for me and it's the best(not too sweet).

Anonymous said...

I think we are the next generation; my husband makes his OWN granola! Of course, at our house we have a saying, "Mom's the cook and Dad's the chef!" I do most day-to-day cooking, but my husband does the Holiday cooking. It's delicious!

I have always thought that the Romneys live a very active and healthy lifestyle. Maybe they have always done so, but I imagine that they are especially careful to do so now with Ann's MS challenges.

AZ

kelly said...

I had the privilege to meet Romney at a live event.

His photos don't do him justice. I have never seen a 63 year old that looks as youthful as he. Even close-up.

Doug NYC GOP said...

I met him at the first book signing on Long Island NY. Pictures don't due Ann justice!
He looks great too.

Right Wingnut said...

I applaud Mitt for keeping in such great shape at his age, but I couldn't help but notice the pants and shoes that Mitt and his son are wearing in the "jogging" photo. Was the only photo you could find of Mitt "jogging?" LOL

Anonymous said...

That's the photo of him jogging in NH after a snow storm. I guess he's not phased by inclement weather if he wants to get a run in.

Right Wingnut said...

Anon, Those are not jogging shoes or jogging pants. I'm sorry if I didn't clarify my point.

OhioJOE said...

Haha, the Romneyites might have to come up with a new slogan 'Mike may be the guy you have a beer with, but Mitt is the guy you have granola and Malts with.'

Anonymous said...

Romney doesn't look a day over 70.

Anonymous said...

I love to run (some half marathons under my ever-loosening belt) but shy away from it in the snow. Thanks for posting Bosman. This guy's inspiring!

Zaloom

Right Wingnut said...

Zaloom,

You need to make a pair of "screw shoes." I use them, they work. Be careful on ice though.

Instructions on how to convert a pair of running shoes into screw shoes:
http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm

Anonymous said...

Thanks Wingnut! Have you ever tried the 5 Finger Vibrams?

Zaloom

Right Wingnut said...

No, but I use the Nike Free 5.0 in the summer and on the indoor track/treadmill. I like a sole on footwear. I've heard good things about the Vibrams though.

Anonymous said...

I've been looking at those too as an alternative to the Vibrams cuz I have such a flippin' hard time getting my toes into 'em... what do you think of them? sole's are good, just be sure to land on the front of your foot, not the rear!

Zaloom

Revolution 2010 said...
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Revolution 2010 said...

With the baby boomers becoming the majority in the next decade, Romney sets an excellent example of how one should take care of him or herself as we get older. Romney obviously takes pride in how he looks and his lifestyle