You Must Have a Lot of Free Time?

The age old question.

How Do You Find The Time?

If your a runner, triathlete, or  just exercise enthusiast, you’ve probably been asked this question.  Probably more than once.   Usually followed, by how that person doesn’t have that much time to dedicate to it.   Almost like either we have a magical extra hour or two in our day or we just don’t have anything else to do.   Let me be clear here….. THEY ARE WRONG!    Yes, these things that we do take valuable time from our days.  Time that is usually made up elsewhere.   I don’t know about you, but I still have a whole host of other things that I need to get done including taking care of the people that live in my house.

Now, I will admit that I am luckier than many.   I have a part time job working just 4 hours a week at the local YMCA.  I will further admit that I am lucky that I no longer have young children to take care of during the day allowing me more time.   That being said, I have a house to take care of, children to take care of, a husband to take care of, I bake time consuming cakes,  I am in charge of my sons Cub Scout Pack plus I am his Den Leader, ect, ect, ect.    Yes, I am home during the day.   That does not mean that my day fills up any slower than yours.

As I’m writing this though, I realize that when I was an avid scrapbooker (I will eventually catch up on them again in the off season); I heard these same comments.  I’ve also heard it when I would spend 12 hours or more on one of my cakes.    So maybe people say these things not belittle, but to justify why they aren’t doing it themselves.

I have always said (and I mean it), that people will find time to do the things that they want to do.   I know people who work full time, have young children, husbands, ect and STILL find time to train for a marathon.   They find the time because they WANT TO.   So rather than people put us down for doing something that we want to do, maybe they could use that time to do something more constructive like NOT SAYING ANYTHING AT ALL.

Have you been asked How You Find the time too?

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