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What Are Your Hobbies?

This weekend, we made the most of our two days creating the perfect weekend combo – Saturday we were bumps on a log (I took TWO naps) and lazed around all day.  Saturday night we went to dinner and saw Chris Franjola at the Drafthouse with friends.  Sunday we ran around all day – first the gym (we lifted, my legs are still sore), TopGolf (where we each hit 60 balls and had lunch), Act of Valor at the Hoffman Center and then hit the grocery store on the way home.  We were BEAT by last night.

On our way to TopGolf, Hubs asked, “What are your hobbies?” What a silly question to ask your WIFE, with whom you’ve spent the last five years, right?  He went on to say that he feels like we do a lot of things he likes to do (golf, gun range, etc.), and he feels bad that he doesn’t do things that I like.  The funny thing is, I don’t fault him for asking at all, for not knowing what my hobbies are.  I’m not sure I actually know either.

We sat quietly for a while, pondering what my hobbies are, and Hubs said the same thing I was thinking, “I think running used to be your hobby.” And he apologize if by not participating in that hobby with me, it got pushed aside.  I asured him that was not the case (I actually prefer to run alone).  But I did note that our comfort with each other, our mutual hobby of food and dining out meant that I regained all of the weight I lost, making running not fun anymore.

I don’t know if running will ever be my hobby again.  I do know that I want fitness to be my hobby forever.  I want to enjoy doing it, if not everyday than at least most.  If I could walk 3 miles, 5 times a week for the rest of my life and maintain a healthy (175?!) weight, I know I could make that committment.  I’d make it my hobby.

But now I feel a bit flawed – what are my hobbies?  Reading, TV, blogging and reading blogs, social media…things that don’t necessarily involve other people persay or going out and doing something.  I love to travel, but finances make that restrictive.  Dining out – I should restrict that hobby a lot more!  Planning – that is a hobby!  I loved planning our wedding, am thrilled to be planning my cousin’s bachelorette and bridal shower.  But that isn’t something I do on the regular.  My hobbies don’t necessarily involve the amount of equipment as Hubs’ hobbies.  And despite the outgoing extrovert that I am, a lot of my hobbies don’t involve other people (IRL at least)…Does just being qualify as a hobby?

I know that I am in fact not actually flawed.  But I do feel like I need to have something to look forward to spending time doing on the weekends, other than making sweet sweet love to my DVR and Kindle.  Hubs bought me that spectacular bike last year, I think I will persue that more as the weather gets nicer.  And I do enjoy golf, though not very confident in my skill.  And running.  Well, I’m going to work my tushy off this spring and hopefully running will become a hobby again, or at the very least consistant exercise.

What are your hobbies?  What am I missing out on?!

Weight Update

  1. Down .8!  Woo hoo!
  2. Paper tracked 5 days!  Woo hoo!
  3. Worked out 1 day!  Woo hoo!

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