Role this over to your marriage or relationship. My husband and I don't track who has taken this many hours out of the family train...and who has been gone more over the course of a week. We can definitely feel it when a part of the train is missing...we may get a little out of line or slow down a bit...but we know that caboose will come right back up the hill and push us if we need it.
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We have balanced my running training over the past two years with his triathlon training, successfully. But this year it was my turn...my turn to tackle something bigger and he could not be more on board with this new endeavor. Not sure he ever thought I'd really go for this kind of a thing...he never pressured me into it...just let the eb and flo of life bring me to this decision and he continues to stand right next to me in support....it's my turn.
So we literally take turns tag team style. I come back from my long ride and run and he is staged and ready to head out the door for his killer brick workout. Our kids know that his third big momma race is just three weeks away and my half big momma race is five weeks away...and we are here and we love them, but right now it is our turn and our training is at a all time high. They know and can feel the end is in sight. Moms and Dads need turns too...they need to feel fulfilled, they need to reach new heights, they need to challenge themselves, they need to remember what that adrenaline rush feels like...they need to want to do better for themselves. Our kids know and feel our love for them...but they also see that we support and love each other no matter what...something I only hope they can bring to a relationship of their own down the road.
Embrace the suck, choose you...and take turns!