Carve out solo time
For some, balancing family and training sometimes means keeping the two separate so that both experiences can be enjoyed fully. Gordo Byrn, venture capitalist-turned-Ultraman world champion, and husband and father of two, is a master of finding the work/life/training balance: “Combining my loves reduces my quality of experience. Going for a run with my wife, Monica, and carting along the baby jogger is far less fun than going for a solo run in the hills, going to a playground with Lex and taking Monica out for dinner.”
For many, much of the appeal of endurance sport is the time spent training alone in order to decompress and recharge after a long day. Recognizing this doesn’t mean you are antisocial or a bad partner—instead it’s an important part of using training to enhance your experiences with family and friends, not detract from them.
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