What I Do When I’m Not Training

… because swimming, biking, and running have taken over my life.  And I wouldn’t want it any other way.  But let’s be real:  The running, triathloning, and healthy living communities constantly surround me.  After all, I go to practice and then head to work and help others discover this lifestyle too.  With that being said, here’s how I spend my time when I’m not working or working out.

When I’m not training …

… I’m drinking coffee.


I am not a verb!

Please don’t tell me this surprises you.  Early-morning wake-up calls demand pre-workout java, and there’s no way I can ride the subsequent endorphin high all day.  However, I have discovered I can make it to 3:30 p.m. or so before crashing. (Which also means if there are evening plans on the agenda, then I need my second cup around this time.)

… I’m cooking and meal-prepping.  Again, this shouldn’t be a surprise.  Whenever I have 30-45 minutes at home, it’s likely broccoli, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, and/or sweet potatoes are roasting.

… I’m watching Downton Abbey and/or Parks and Recreation.


Seriously two of the best TV shows ever.  Speaking of, happy Galentine’s Day!


… I’m hanging out with coworkers, a.k.a. work friends.


Whether it’s watching them race, grabbing drinks on the weekend, or simply supporting their non-JRab endeavors, I’m so grateful to call them friends.

And eventually, I will write one of those “day in the life” posts.

How do you balance fitness with other activities?  What do you do when you’re not working out?

6 responses to “What I Do When I’m Not Training

  1. sounds like we are very similar, except add in a lot of office work but you know. and coffee, duh. just duh.

  2. I have a hard enough time balancing work with fitness let alone other activities! I think my biggest issue is on the weekends, actually. If I’m not working, I want to see friends, not work out. Workout dates help 🙂 And I LOVE Galentines Day!!!

  3. I wish I had some free time. Between training, work, school, fatherhood and marriage there are not enough hours in the day. Once or twice a month daye night is as close as I get to a social life. I need to join my local club and incorporate some training with other people maybe.

  4. You’re right-balance is so important especially at the level you’re training. If I’m not working out, I’m usually hanging with John and/or the pups!

  5. I love this post. I can tell you have been so busy and I can only imagine. You have some of the best balance of anyone I know.

  6. Haha they rarely spell my name right at Starbucks, but that is really bad! We watch tv shows, and hang out with runner friends when we’re not training or working.

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