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Owner of Push Digital, and Co-Owner of Frothy Beard Brewing Co. and Zombie Bob's Pizza
@wesleydonehue /wesleydonehue @WESLEYDONEHUE /WESLEYDONEHUE
What is something you'd like people to know about you and the Donehue family?
My parents died early in my life due to complications with their health. I was raised in Section 8 housing, so the pressures of living on limited income played a part in my lack of physical activity and focus on my health as a child. Though I was never overweight, I made the commitment to myself about six years ago to change the way I looked at my health and fitness.
My family and I are very active. I am trying to raise my three children to see their parents being active and healthy so that those behaviors and passions become a natural part of their lives.
How do you keep active?
I train for three hours every day when I’m not training for something large like an IRONMAN or triathlon – then I train for about 25 hours per week in the period leading up to those competitions. In addition to my daily training, I run marathons, ultra-marathons, and participate in triathlons and endurance competitions.
What does your training schedule look like? How do you find time to fit three hours a day into your busy schedule?
I go to sleep at 8pm every night and wake up at 3:30am. I fit in one hour of yoga, one hour of gym time, and one hour of swimming, biking or running in a typical day. Finding the time to do that is deliberate and while it is sometimes difficult to balance fitness and social expectations, I commit because it’s important to me.
What motivates you to keep such a targeted focus on your health?
I am motivated by the desire to be a better person than I was the day before, and to some extent, to rise above an environment that did not set me up to succeed in being active as a child.
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Find Your Fit is an interactive, community-driven lifestyle campaign designed to improve the health and well-being of you and the people you hold dear. Healthy Tri-County – a regional initiative to improve health and wellbeing in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties – wants to give you the resources to make an impact in an area of health that is important to you, whether that’s eating healthier or making sure that your family has access to all of the health services they need.