Running To a Healthier Life

Series #1: Pita Girl, Burrito Boy, YoYum – Dr. Sedicum

The Chamber welcomed a new member this summer that wants to make a difference in Quakertown’s fast food landscape. Dr. Austin Sedicum, a local podiatrist and ultra-marathon runner, is no longer just a doctor in the area, he is now getting ready to bring a new healthy eatery to Quakertown by the end of August.  What is behind his reasoning for a healthy eatery? Running and family.  Dr. Sedicum was disappointed by the lack of healthy eating options, and that is what led him to open Burrito Boy-Pita Girl and YoYum Yogurt.  A concept designed to meet individual tastes among family members at one location.

All three offer healthy meals with flavorful combinations.  Pita Girl is inspired by Dr. Sedicum’s wife, Vicky, who enjoys eating healthy and that is exactly what Pita Girl is about.  Burrito Boy is inspired by Dr. Sedicum himself who sometimes likes to enjoy a mouth watering burrito that he can’t get at home.  After any meal you choose to get, there is no better dessert than ice cream which is where YoYum comes into play.  YoYum will offer 18 flavors of frozen yogurt with over 60 toppings.

There’s nothing like running hundreds of miles to make you want to eat smart and healthy.  Just ask Dr. Austin Sedicum who is preparing to run the “Race Across the Sky”.   Most of you may not know but Dr. Sedicum is an extreme marathon runner.   Last year, with his wife by his side, they completed the Rim to Rim to Rim marathon in the Grand Canyon after running about 50 miles in a change of elevation of 22,000 ft.  Dr. Sedicum’s next challenge is the Leadville 100, which consists of running 100 miles in under 30 hours through the Rockies.  The 2013 Leadville 100 takes place August 17-18.  Follow Dr. Sedicum’s progress during the race on the Leadville 100 webcast at http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/

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