What do normal couples do?

My evenings and weekends with t'other half seem to revolve around swimming, running, bike rides, going to the gym, races, etc.

What do normal couples do?

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  • Running, bike rides, hiking...

    ...what, you mean we're not 'normal'? image

  • Activities in order priority:

    1. kids (for me) 1. Sleep (for ms Diamonds)

    2. running

    3. dog

    4. watching lympics

    5. visiting relatives

    6. eating.

    7. gardening

    8. housework

  • Oh, and food....lots of food. image

  • As far as my non-running friends are concerned, it's general consensus that we 'running types' are not normal image

  • The old in and out (from A Clockwork Orange)
  • 9. the old in and out

  • whats normal? image

  • We run up to three times a week (at the moment), and cycle at weekends, my Squeeze goes swimming one evening a week - so that leaves a lot of time for eating, reading, watching a bit of telly, socialising image

    We don't go out a great deal, but that's more inclination than not having time.

  • I agree - what's normal?

    We do the following in no particular orderimage

    • BBQ's
    • Dinner/cinema with friends
    • Running/Cycling
    • Doing up the house (clearing up the garden, doing stuff with mortar)
    • Clearing up the house after construction works...

     

  • There is no normal, I suppose I mean those people who don't spend their lives training!

  • image Oh heck arn't we normal? imageimage

  • Sarah you've just decribed our life too image

  • I guess asking on a running forum wasn't the best place to get non-training answers! image

  • I think it also depends. I train a lot solo and hubby can choose if he wants to join in or not. As I tend to travel a lot with my work; we only really spend our weekends together and that's normally taken up with 'housey' stuff.

  • I read that as 'horsey' stuff imageimage

  • Well, this weekend Mrs P is working on Saturday so I'm going to drive over the Woodhead Pass for a picnic, then she is going to the Charity Sheld match at Villa Park on Sunday so I'm going to london for the marathon.

  • sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

    There is no normal, I suppose I mean those people who don't spend their lives training!

    As above image

  • The honeymoon worn off already ?

  • Mr Puffy wrote (see)

    Well, this weekend Mrs P is working on Saturday so I'm going to drive over the Woodhead Pass for a picnic, then she is going to the Charity Sheld match at Villa Park on Sunday so I'm going to london for the marathon.

    I don't mind whether we do sporty things or not, but I wouldn't want to be spending that much weekend time doing something different from my Squeeze.

    Weekends are important time together, for me.

  • "What do normal couples do"



    Talk to each other.
  • Work, train, eat, walk dog, sleep - catch up with each other at weekends and days off when we talk about running or race! We try to take it in turns to race so that one of us has the dog and goes along to support/hold kit etc.  Everything else fits in around running or goes by the wayside.  Pub lunches on a Sunday after our (separate) long runs are our favourite 'dates'! Most of our friends are runners and even non-running family seem happy to make a day of it and come to watch races/have a picnic.

    Definitely normal! image

  • we spend a lot of time ferrying kids to activities. Very rarely do housework - but that is because we are busy ferrying kids, or I go running/swimming/cycling while OH sleeps/looks after the kids. Visit relatives.

  • I know your sort. Nice kids but they live like pigs. (I would lol here if I was a supernerd)
  • yes, we live like pigsimage. Not sure I would call my kids 'nice' - not right at this moment anyway...

  • I run or swim. He works.

    or if we are both at home at the same time we play cheat scrabble. (he's dyslexic).

  • Well my better half, HATES running and anything I like to refer to as REAL EXERCISE, but to be fair she is a dancer and thats her thing so cant knock it! But together we just relax kick back and enjoy each others company, meals, cinema, want to go to the theatre more. I think the term "Normal" really depends on what  is the norm for that particular pair and if you enjoy what you do together dont knock it image 

  • I think most couples sit motionless gawping at the TV, +/- drinking them selves to oblivion, unless they have kids, in which case they scream at the kids for the first part of the evening, then collapse in a heap later.

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