I'm in trouble with my wife. She thinks I put training above all else - I don't agree! I do find ways to fit it into my day. I think that the only thing that would make her happy is if I miss a workout - I really don't think that's fair.
Let me give you an example. On Tuesday's I generally drop my daughter off at Gymnastics. After I drop her off I go for my run and if there is a second workout I do that as well. After my workout I watch my daughter in gymnastics for the remainder of the practice (she practices for 3.5 hours). I consider this using time wisely - depending on the length of the workout I see anywhere from 1.5 - 3.0 hours of the practice. That is more than most parents do - they generally drop and go.
So, I don't know how I go from Sunday where she is making arrangements to help me get my workout in to today where she thinks I'm a selfish bastard. I was actually calling her to tell her that I was not going to travel on Sunday to do a ride like I had planned because I thought I was being selfish but after I got the cold tone from her, I decided not to tell her. I'm somewhat prideful - I could not let her think I was reacting to her mood.
Here's another thing that bothers her - I often workout twice a day. I'm sure many of you do as well. At least one of the workouts usually takes 20 minutes or less. I squeeze this workout in whenever I can, but I do not put it in front of everything else going on in my day.
With the exceptions of Wednesdays and Sundays (pool days) I am very flexible in when I can and do workout.
I often think this is jealousy - she is jealous that I have something in my life that I am passionate about. I'm probably off base here though, I generally get this stuff wrong.
I just don't get it - can someone please help!