People. DID YOU KNOW? That Viagra was first tested as a hair growth drug? Chuck Fogg knew. Oh, but stop it, you silly goose face. Not because of THAT. Chuck is a researcher specializing in pharmaceuticals and surgical devices. With a triple major from the University of Maine in human nutrition, bio-chemistry, and cellular/molecular biology, this smarty has played a part in getting 8 new HIV drugs approved and released – and thus, saving lives. Sometimes, he even gets to wear one of those Level 4 biohazard suits.
Obviously, this is not him in a Level 4 biohazard suit. But just imagine.
Growing up in Maine, it was too cold to run. Rather, Chuck played ice hockey. (Yes, I asked him if he loved “The Mighty Ducks.” Yes, I asked him if he loved “Miracle.” Affirmative to both, tears to the latter.) He played collegiate rugby, but after one concussion too many, he gave up contact sports and started to run.
His first race? The Boston Marathon - whatever, it ain't no thang. At 19 years old, the furthest he had ever run in training was 8 miles – but this is the incredible Chuck Fogg we’re talking about. And he finished the entire race as a bandit.
Since then, he has run 12 marathons, and 3 ultra-marathons. I’m sorry, I didn’t know that ultra-marathons existed. I’m sorry, I didn’t know that it was physically possible to run further than 26.2 miles. When he said that he has run two 50K’s and one 50-miler, he might as well have told me that one time, a woman gave birth to a crocodile. But APPARENTLY, people do this kind of stuff. And Chuck is one such person, as evidenced thusly:
When he’s not working or running, Chuck is probably watching “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Or maybe cooking up a concoction suitable for his lacto-ovo-pesco-vegetarian diet. Or perhaps reading some bio-fiction. In the future, he hopes to go back to school to study bio-weapon defense (Jack Bauer has nothing on Chuck), and someday go to culinary school.
And I don’t know how else to end this, except to say that our beloved Chuck shaves his legs. And it just seemed worth sharing.