Hello! How goes it?  Things are trucking along today, as they always do.  Come on, 5:30!

 

My knees are still a little sore.  I’ve decided it was the pace of Sunday’s 12.0 miler that did me in, NOT the distance.  This makes me feel better for my races this weekend, as I will just simply maintain a slower, less jarring pace.  I rubbed Tiger Balm all over my legs and did some yoga last night, and that really seemed to improve things.

 

Around 10:30, I snacked on a peach.

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And I stole lunch from Meghann.  I had a yummy cup of Wolfgang’s Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato soup with a grilled cheese sammie on the side.  Plus, a pickle!

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I pressed the sammie in the George Foreman.  Inside is about 1 serving of extra sharp cheddar cheese and some raw spinach.  Mmmm.  No butter required!

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Different Interests

 

This morning, Kelly posted a story about her boyfriend, who has recently acquired a desire to work out with her. This got me thinking about my own relationship with the Husband and how our interests are so different sometimes.

 

Don’t get me wrong — the Husband and I have tons of similar interests, like politics, the dogs, being active, drinking wine, traveling, alternative medicine, healthy eating, learning, going to tourist traps, etc.   But, there are two things that make Husband and I really, really different from each other.

 

  • He hates running.  Obviously, I love to run and dedicate more than three hours each week to the sport.  About four times a year, I convince him to go on a run with me, but its never more than 3.0 miles.
  • I hate sports.  The Husband loooves watching college football, professional football, European football, college basketball, golf, etc.  I would rather shoot myself in the foot than watch sports on TV. Seriously.

 

These competing interests cause some strife in our household.  Sometimes, I get mad if he spends "too much" time watching sports, and he gets upset if I blow off hanging out with him to go on a 2 hour run.  I think that’s our "selfish" sides coming out — it’s a natural desire to want your partner to be exactly like you, isn’t it?

 

Even though we’ve been together for 5 years, there’s still a lot for me to learn about how to have a  healthy relationship — the dynamic is always changing between two people as they "grow up."  We both actively strive to make each other happy, even if that means occasionally doing some thing we personally do not enjoy.

 

I know I’ll never make the Husband a runner — although, I must admit, it would be awesome if he was just as dedicated as I was and we could do races together.  But, I’ll settle for him being active with me — so we go to the gym together twice a week.  And the Husband knows I’ll never be a die-hard sports fan, but last month we bought season tickets for the Miami Hurricanes.  And I’m actually excited to go to all 6 games!

 

If you’re in a relationship, do you and your partner have different interests or hobbies?  Does this ever cause stress in the relationship?  How do you balance the "we" with the "I"?

{ 62 comments }

 

  • VeggieGirl February 24, 2009, 10:10 am

    Hang in there with your knees!!

  • Rose February 24, 2009, 10:15 am

    My boyfriend hates running too. And he doesn’t really exercise on a regular basis at all – very sporadic. After many discussions about our differences, he is very much in support of my efforts and will help out by making dinner while I go to the gym @ night. It really helps. We’ve also found that we LOVE to go hiking together, and it’s become a great spring/summer/fall weekend activity for the both of us.

  • Anne P February 24, 2009, 10:15 am

    Great post! I think it’s really natural to want your significant other to be interested in all the same things as you are, and it’s so frustrating when they aren’t! The main problem with my boyfriend and I (when we are in the same city, that is!) is that he is a total night owl and I’m a total morning person. It’s caused a lot of fights (especially late at night at bars!), but we’ve gotten better at trying to accommodate each other, especially as we’ve gotten older (we’ve been dating 4 years) and aren’t out as much partying πŸ˜‰

  • fitforfree February 24, 2009, 10:16 am

    My boyfriend and I are totally like this. He also comes jogging with me once or twice a year πŸ™‚ I get a lot of satisfaction from our differences, though; every time we face the tension of wanting to do different things, I feel stronger in myself and my interests when I choose the thing that I want to do. So, I’ll go jogging, and he’ll play his guitar. And then we’ll hang out later without any resentment on either side and do something we both enjoy (like cook dinner and watch Lost) πŸ™‚

  • Anne P February 24, 2009, 10:17 am

    Oh, and my boyfriend is also not a huge fan of running, but I’ll get him out with me sometimes (especially if we’re on a trip somewhere), and once we’re going it’s good. Then the problem is usually he’s too fast for me! Jerk. πŸ˜‰ I think it’s good we have our own forms of exercise though, it’s nice to have that alone time sometimes πŸ™‚ He loves soccer and plays a few times a week with a guy’s team.

    However, we love hiking and doing outdoorsy/adventurous things, so that’s always really fun to do together.

  • talieworld February 24, 2009, 10:25 am

    I totally know what you mean, I hate sports to!

    In high school I would always make up an excuse to go to a guys “big game”, and they would to the same to my dance performances.

  • Kailey (SnackFace) February 24, 2009, 10:28 am

    This is such a good Q! I’m in a very new relationship, so everything seems pretty peachy right now. We still live our lives very much separately, so there is little interference/conflict of issues/ interests. So far we have very similar interests, well, minus the sports thing- but he doesn’t torture me with that.

  • Hallie February 24, 2009, 10:30 am

    My boyfriend and I are pretty different people. We say it’s the “yin and yang” thing that makes it work. We enjoy hiking, but otherwise we exercise alone. It’s good zone-out time though.

    The differences can cause issues, for example I got frustrated when we couldn’t decide on somewhere to take a day trip that we’d both enjoy. Sometimes we feel like we have nothing in common, but when we really look at it, that’s not true. And he’s gotten me into some of his things, like certain TV shows, football (er…kinda, Mexican food πŸ˜‰

    I’ve just got to get him into traveling and trying new restaurants…but we don’t have money for either so it’s not all that bad.

  • Aimee February 24, 2009, 10:35 am

    My and my husband both love running, going to the gym, biking, weight lifting etc. Although my husband can run a lot faster than me. When we raced our first half marathon last year he finished in under 1 1/2 hours and was just hanging out for 30 minutes until I finished!

    I think the huge things that my husband is into, and I’m not are the stock market and video games. He always stays up a few hours after I go to bed, playing video games. He also plays a bunch on the weekend. Also we get 4 different finanical publications that I don’t read and he loves to talk about, but I don’t care to discuss.

  • Tami February 24, 2009, 10:36 am

    i think it’s good to have separate hobbies, when kids come along, you will need a release and running will be that.

    my husband loves (and is amazed) that i run so much, he loves to hike, i like to hike but not 22 miles…etc.

    it all works out.

  • AshleyT February 24, 2009, 10:41 am

    Great post! Everyone needs their “me” time so take advantage of that when your significant other wants to do something you aren’t into. You need some differences (not too many) in your relationship for it to stay alive and well. We all feel you about the sports though! haha.

  • Leah February 24, 2009, 10:42 am

    Wow, you and your hubby are so alike me and my fiancΓ©! Steve LOVES sports! ….and I love running. There always seems to be a football game on every night lol. I don’t necessarily mind, because I can spend the time that he watches sports to do my running or blogging or whatever but I do know exactly what you mean!

    Luckily Steve has started (slowly however) to come running with me once in a while. I do really enjoy this!!

  • peanutbutterandjuli February 24, 2009, 10:45 am

    Take care of your knees- I think you’re on it about pace.

    I also think I’m TOTALLY going to have that for lunch too πŸ™‚ Hehe thanks!

    My boyfriend loves tennis, basketball and salsa dancing, and I love running and yoga. Over the years I’ve picked up tennis and salsa, and he’ll be a sport and go for a run with me, but we still have our separate time- I LOVE to work out with him (excellent motivator), but the best workouts actually happen when we go to the gym and do our own things. I think differences are good- you can maintain your “space”. With that said it’s REALLY fun when he does run with me, and I know he LOVES it when I dance or play tennis/basketball with him.

    Great question- I’m going to ponder it all day now πŸ™‚

  • Kristin February 24, 2009, 10:47 am

    My boyfriend runs, but for about 10 minutes at a time!
    He only runs when he feels like he “has” to or needs to drop weight (he’s a sailor)… we went running together once and I went WAY too fast for him, so he vowed to never run with me again!
    Oh, well! We both enjoy staying fit anyway, we like good food (especially sushi!), even though he tends to eat less-healthy than me, he still eats my healthy creations!
    He does LOVE his video games, which annoys me at times because if he’s allowed (i.e. has time!), he’ll spend HOURS playing them… and I’ll admit I get jealous!

    But we’re together all the time so we’ve come to realize that we don’t need to like everything each other does, so when he plays his games, I blog, read foodie webpages and read/invent recipes!

    To each his/her own works in our situation =)

  • ksgoodeats February 24, 2009, 10:48 am

    Isn’t sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese the best?! It’s my favorite with pepper jack in a close second πŸ™‚

    Hope your knees start to feel better soon!!

  • Breadcrumb Runner February 24, 2009, 10:57 am

    It’s too bad your husband isn’t a runner! Hopefully he still supports you in your endeavors, though. Sometimes it’s difficult to get non-runners to see the light, if you know what I mean. πŸ™‚

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina February 24, 2009, 11:02 am

    hmm. interesting post. PB and I don’t really have different hobbies. he likes to eat well and exercise the same amount I do, and we enjoy the same other things as well.

    BUT we do often have trouble agreeing on how much of our weekend to allocate to hanging out with friends and family. He is a social butterfly. Everyone loves him and knows him and he is really well respected in his community. So, naturally, everyone always wants to go to dinner with us and such, and he doesn’t know how to say no. So we disagree on that! But we balance it but always trying to remember the other person’s needs. I think that it will be easier once we live together in the same city and can be alone all week, but for now, the crazy busy weekends need to stop!

  • Dori February 24, 2009, 11:03 am

    The biggest differences show when I want to watch a TV show. My boyfriend only wants to watch political news, which I don’t mind at all when none of my shows are on – but I mind a lot when they are!

    I look forward to running with him when the weather gets nice though, since he does this and I am dying to try!

  • bb February 24, 2009, 11:07 am

    We have different hobbies, so we are always trying to come up with fun compromises. Like, he’s traveling to another state to support me in a half-marathon and then I’m going to Wrigley to watch a Cubs game with him…And I’m looking for 2010 marathons in Arizona so I can do that and then take Hubs to spring training.

    Hubs doesn’t run, although he recently said he’d like to run a 5K with me in the future! I was so excited!

  • Thinspired February 24, 2009, 11:08 am

    My husband loves his football (you know those Brits), which I could care less about. We’ve had some stumbling blocks about conflicting intersts but we’re learning to live with it. I just use that time to do my own stuff, like blog πŸ™‚
    I agree, why would we want our partners to be exactly like us? It would take the fun out of it! (Plus, there is no way I could live with me!)

  • Brandi February 24, 2009, 11:13 am

    you’re going to do awesome in your races!

    I’m lucky in the running department in that my husband is the runner – I’m the one learning and needing to get better. He runs with me most of the time, but sometimes runs at his own pace (i.e., a lot faster than mine!).

    And I’m the bigger college football fan in the house πŸ™‚ Which is crazy since I really just got into it in the past 3 or 4 years.

    We do have other different interests, though, but you need them so you have your own time. You just have to find the balance between you, me, and our time.

  • Danielle February 24, 2009, 11:15 am

    Those grilled cheese sandwiches are making the rounds and they look really really good!

    My boyfriend joined the gym with me a few months ago, he loves running now (possibly more then I do)and he loves hitting the weights, it’s a lot of fun having someone to go with and I now know how lucky that is! Although we have tons of different intrests, he loves baseball! I do not lol.

  • tfh February 24, 2009, 11:16 am

    I think having separate hobbies/friends/interests etc. can be a godsend when it comes to long-term relationships, but maybe that’s just my personality! If it makes you feel any better, my husband and I both are training for marathons, but we don’t do ANY of our runs together. πŸ˜‰

  • dailygoods February 24, 2009, 11:19 am

    ah i loved this post. my bf is die hard sports fan and can watch it 24 hours a day if he wanted to. i like watching A game but not 4 in one day so sometimes i get grouchy and want him to move his butt away from the tv. he is a regular gym go-er but hates to run, but it works out because we can both exercise at the same time. right now we’re far apart but at school we used to go to the gym all the time together πŸ™‚

  • livelaughlyss February 24, 2009, 11:24 am

    sometimes it’s best to have separate hobbies! it removes any chance for competition in a relationship and gives you an outlet that let’s you just be one with yourself and your thoughts. πŸ™‚

    so glad your knees are feeling better! and i loved that meal when meghann ate it, and love it even more now that i’m seeing it twice!

  • Betsy February 24, 2009, 11:25 am

    I guess I’m lucky that Joe likes to run with me (we motivate each other), and I’ve come to love watching sports on TV. The one thing we differ on is reading – he reads books constantly and is always trying to get me to read too. I’m always trying to get him to write for our blog – so we each have our own little hobbies we push on each other!

  • alessa February 24, 2009, 11:26 am

    my boyfriend of 5 years and i have totally different hobbies! i love running as well, and i can barely get him to go for a walk with me. he plays video games, and THAT makes me want to shoot myself in the foot!

    i do however, love watching sports, so that works! πŸ™‚ plus, its always fun to find new things to do together. we have tried playing tennis, which is always a fun thing to change it up.

  • Matt February 24, 2009, 11:26 am

    No relationship here! I bet that’s tough!

    Grilled cheese looks amazing!

  • HangryPants February 24, 2009, 11:32 am

    Well you “know” Mark so it’s probably obvious that I love running and he does not. I ask if he wants to come to run, but it’s usally a no. I too wish he would run so we could do it together. I am also different from him because he is much more into being social and going out and being social than I am.

  • foodsthatfit February 24, 2009, 11:32 am

    My hubby and I are very different. I don’t think I’ll ever get him to try tofu or eat the same way I do. It used to frustrate me, but now I realize that if we did everything the same, we’d probably drive each other crazy! Opposites attract, right?

  • haya (living and learning_ February 24, 2009, 11:37 am

    i was just thinking about this weekend (and thinking about posting about it!)

    my boyfriend is a serious cross country mountain biker. i am a serious runner. i don’t race mountain bikes and he doesn’t run. but we each support each other 100% – i go to all his races and play water/feed zone girl/sherpa/etc. he comes (and drives me to) all of my races and takes pictures and waits in the predesignated areas for bottle switches or motivation (during my marathon, he actually biked along with me for sections which was awesome). in addition because he is so knowledgable about training and because he’s done so much research, he helps me develop training plans to meet my goals. we also cross train together.
    i think it’s cool that neither of us feels pressured to do the sport the other one is passionate about. the majority of his dating friends date other cyclists.

  • luckytastebuds February 24, 2009, 11:42 am

    My bf and I work out separately pretty much 4 out of the 7 days a week, but we tell each other our goals and schedules ahead of time so the other person can understand, and therefor support the other person’s efforts! So far it’s worked out well, and communication seems to be key. πŸ™‚

    This post is great…I sometimes do let working out get in the way of spending time together and it has made me think…Good thing that he at least also likes doing something active even if we’re not together when we do it together! πŸ™‚

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 24, 2009, 11:42 am

    im lovin your responses! so thoughtful. i agree that its a good thing to have separate interests, of course! that’s normal and healthy.

  • Andrea of Care to Eat February 24, 2009, 11:49 am

    As long as you make an effort to make time for each other, you should be okay. Sometimes the hubbs resents the time I take to blog or spend at the gym, and sometimes I resent the time he takes with his photography. We’re conscious of the fact that we need at least one day a week, where we have no commitments in the evening – that seems to work for us.

  • seesaraheat February 24, 2009, 11:49 am

    I’m so glad someone else hates watching sports on tv! My husband and I have been together for ten years (married for 4) and we have the same problem. My thing is healthy eating and exercising (plus shopping and other girlie stuff); his is lazily sitting in his chair (recliner) watching every freaking tv show known to man, sports, playing video games, etc. Somehow we’ve been able to work it all out though…we enjoy what we do together and then we also spend a couple nights apart during the week, haha.

  • Missy February 24, 2009, 11:52 am

    My boyfriend is much more into sports than I am but I do enjoy going to live games with him! I actually got him to go to the gym with me this week for the first time and he loves it! It is exciting for me since I go almost every day!

  • Eliza February 24, 2009, 12:06 pm

    I work for a domestic violence agency, and I teach healthy relationships to high school students…sounds like you have a pretty healthy balance in your marriage! Congrats, it can be tough work.

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) February 24, 2009, 12:14 pm

    My husband does not run with me. It would be great if he did but then I sort of feel like it’s my thing and I like my alone time when running. Plus he runs *really* fast and I can’t keep up. Nor would I want him to slow down to my pace. However we both train in two martial arts together and we love training with each other!

  • Every Gym's Nightmare February 24, 2009, 12:17 pm

    i dont know if jerome will ever LIKE to workout, but we just like to spend time apart sometimes- not for any particular reason- we just both really independent. i htink its healthy, and we can do what we want in our alone time, and then we are toegther its just the two of us. we live seperately though, so its a little different.

    Kelly Turner
    http://www.everygymsnightmare.com

  • aron February 24, 2009, 12:21 pm

    hope the knees continue to feel better!!! you are going to do great this weekend… like you said before (i just havent had time to comment) take those first 2 races easy and just enjoy them. its going to be such an awesome accomplishment to cross THREE finish lines in one weekend!

    awesome post! i am lucky that my husband likes to run and workout too… although our running schedules and goals are very different, its still nice to share it sometimes. we just make sure that we give each other the time and support we both need for our individual goals and passions.

  • jane February 24, 2009, 12:28 pm

    you know, sometimes there is only room in the relationship for one runner (or one sports fan, for that matter). for instance, if you had kids one day, who would watch them if you ran together?
    obviously plenty of couples enjoy running together, but some HATE running together. i guess this is more common with competitive runners (if my boyfriend was running beside me urging me to go faster i would probably punch him or drop the sport altogether), but the point is that our differences can often be a good thing.
    my boyfriend is more into weight training, so he encourages me to lift more often (not what most runners want to hear), and i encourage him to get some cardio in his routine (if only he would listen…)
    we (ideally) balance each other, and that’s nice πŸ™‚

  • Meghann February 24, 2009, 12:41 pm

    You couldn’t handle the pace? Sorry! You’re never going to one to go on a long run with me again, are you? πŸ™

    Oh and I love to run and hate sports too! I’ll be your other half when Kristien won’t…lol

  • sarah February 24, 2009, 12:52 pm

    My boyfriend’s job is pretty physically demanding, so he really isn’t into the working out thing. I can’t even get him to take a walk with me most days, so I use exercise as my “me” time. Even if I’m in a group class, it still gives me a chance to get out of the house and focus on my health.
    Sometimes I think it’s hard to find a balance between spending time together and being apart, but I think it’s something that each couple finds in time. I know we’re still working on it!
    This was a really interesting question, Caitlin!
    Sarah

  • lauren February 24, 2009, 1:06 pm

    I think relationship dynamics are SO interesting. My boyfriend and I have the running, working out, and sports watching thing in common. We both love them, so we do them together.

    But, we definitely differ in other areas – music, TV, politics, and movies. So, that causes plenty of “discussions” as we are trying to find common ground and live peacefully. I think we will always be working on it. But as long as the love is there…and we WANT to make each other happy – it works and we compromise!

  • sloank February 24, 2009, 1:33 pm

    Thanks for your honesty, Caitlin! I’m fortunate that my boyfriend loves to run but he is MUCH faster than I am!! It’s nice to have someone to share the interest with, though. He is also a DIE HARD sports fan… I’m working on it haha.

    By the way, did you know today is National Pancake Day?? Yum!

  • L.A. Daze February 24, 2009, 1:41 pm

    BF and I both love to run and ride our bikes together. I love horses and ride twice a week, he loves baseball and plays when I ride horse. Works out perfectly.

    It’s good to have some seperate hobbies, because it also gives you that much-needed ‘me time’.

    The only problem is that I get really competitive and since he’s so much stronger and faster than I am, he usually kicks my butt. This has made me a better runner/cyclist though!

  • Erin February 24, 2009, 1:46 pm

    Very interesting discussion! My boyfriend and I are very different in the health and fitness. He’s sporadic and while he likes it, he’s not like me. I have to admit, it annoys me sometimes as I wish we could share it. I love running and yoga and healthy eating, so naturally I want him to as well. But of course, it’s not necessary, and it’s good to be reminded that these differences can be good. Great topic!

  • skinnyrunner.com February 24, 2009, 1:53 pm

    omg are you married to my husband too? thats exactly us except my hubby wont work out at all and i really like to. the only exercise he gets is trying to mentally figure out which sport to watch on the flat screen. he has to watch every football game ever being played, peewee league football in taiwan on espn46? yes please!

  • Erin of Care to Eat February 24, 2009, 1:55 pm

    We’ve been together for 8, we’re totally not the same, he hates the shit I’m into, watches ESPN all night, works out like twice a week, and eats like shit. I LOVE IT THOUGH! If he were anything like me I’d wanna knock him out! There’s only room for one mental person in the house!

  • Megan February 24, 2009, 1:55 pm

    mmmmmm grilled cheese and spinach sammie!

    hope the knees feel better:(

  • ttfn300 February 24, 2009, 2:09 pm

    i was thinking that about the pace being the bigger factor in your recovery…

    interesting question, i haven’t been a relationship past 3 years, but it’s gone through my mind looking at people who have stayed together ‘forever’ πŸ™‚ just think you’ll always have someone waiting for you at the finish line!

  • Kath February 24, 2009, 2:14 pm

    I despise TV sports too πŸ™‚

  • Colleen February 24, 2009, 2:28 pm

    So many hikers out there! That’s the only “sport” my hubby and I participate in together. I’m almost thankful that he loves watching sports and I don’t – it forces me to do my studying for school instead of cuddling on the couch!

    We are BOTH into really good food, so that’s always fun, but he wouldn’t be caught dead running with me. πŸ™‚

  • lesley February 24, 2009, 3:07 pm

    That peach looks delicious!

    My husband and I mostly have the same hobbies, but of course we have differences. I think it’s just all about give and take. I do something he wants to do that I don’t necessarily care for just because it’s him, and I love him and he does something with me that he doesn’t necessarily care for for the same reason and usually whatever it is turns out to be enjoyable anyways simply because we’re together.

    And, sure, some instances will cause arguments/crabbiness, but I think that’s just life : )

  • Jess February 24, 2009, 3:44 pm

    My boyfriend is not a runner, but he’s been very good at tolerating my tough training schedule (50 mpw for second marathon). He’s a night owl and I get up at 5:20 AM to run, so scheduling is often an issue when we get together. So, I tolerate his sports. Going to football games gets old after awhile, but it’s a compromise thing.

  • RunToFinish February 24, 2009, 5:37 pm

    My hubby and I are exactly the same…so we’ve made some compromises… he’s happy to come cheer me on and he will agree to run the St. Pat’s 4 miler every year because he gets beer afterwards.

    For my part I will watch at least some portion of NASCAR and play in his fantasty nascar league. I try to watch a few other games with him, but I get so antsy!

  • Mica February 24, 2009, 5:52 pm

    Hope your knees feel better!

    The boyfriend and I both run, and I constantly feel inadequate because he ran in high school and really pushed himself. I still feel like a recreational jogger at best, so I get can get really upset that he’s faster and runs more miles each week. Oh well, it’s all a learning experience!

  • Nicole February 24, 2009, 6:16 pm

    My boyfriend and I have similar hobbies and interests. He used to HATE running, but I convinced him to run a race with me and now he is hooked. He told me he ran 5 miles yesterday, I was so proud :’) (that face is me tearing up with joy)

    One thing he loves that I despise is sports as well. I couldn’t care less about watching sports on TV.

    He hates the TV shows I love, like Top Chef and Project Runway, so I guess it evens out πŸ˜€

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance) February 24, 2009, 6:32 pm

    I hate sports too! But since I’m dating a Gator I’ve been stuck watching the occasional game.
    I’m sure your race will go wonderfully!

  • Lauren February 24, 2009, 6:44 pm

    You me and your husband all sound very similar. I love working out and running and he HATES running. He is OBSESSED with sports (every aspect, every element, every day!)

    We usually try to balance out our “me” time however. Everyday after work, I go to the gym for an hour and he plays Madden. It works out well, so that way we have the rest of the night to spend together.

  • Bridget February 24, 2009, 7:24 pm

    Our differences are actually pretty similar to yours. We’ve found other activities that we like to do together, for example talking our dog on a long walk together is one of our favorite activities and a great way to spend time together.

    A few years ago we agreed to adopt one of each others’ hobbies. So, I got golf clubs and he got a bike. I’ll never love to golf as much as he does and he’ll never want to ride his bike as much as I do, but we enjoy doing these things together because we know it’s something the other person loves. Great topic πŸ™‚

  • A Toronto girl out West February 24, 2009, 7:45 pm

    Ah . . . the whole competing hobbies thing.

    The boy and I diverge on healthy eating and working-out. I love working out in a gym type atmosphere. The boy would do anything not to have to go to a gym.

    The boy would love to hike up mountains. I have strong cardio endurance but my knees can’t do steep terrain.

    I love healthy eating. The boy has gotten better but when he goes to work he over-indulges . . . like when he confessed that yesterday he had multiple vending machine treats!

    But we try to accommodate each other. He goes for walks when I’m at work (he does shift work and I don’t) and I go to the gym when he’s not around. We eat healthy when we’re together and occasionally he indulges.

    We make it work! :o)

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