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AIBU To feel put to shame my friends husband

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DizzyZebra Mon 14-Jan-13 06:59:18

My friends husband is more than twice my age (He is mid 50s)
Every morning he gets up before his wife and the 3 children and goes for a run - Minimum 5 miles. Usually around 7 or 8.

He is currently back home having completed his run, having a cuppa before the school run. On a weekend he does his wife breakfast in bed, without fail.

I am sat on my sofa, struggling to muster up the energy to tidy my living room.

I am amazed by this man!

Numberlock Mon 14-Jan-13 07:02:00

I must be getting old and cynical because the first thing I thought was ' If something looks too good to be true, it usually is '. grin

ClaudiaSchiffer Mon 14-Jan-13 07:04:00

Dizzy are you a bloke? Or a lady?

everlong Mon 14-Jan-13 07:04:40

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DizzyZebra Mon 14-Jan-13 07:06:29

I'm a laydeeeeee Claudia. Why do you ask?

Numberlock - No seriously, He does. I am just seriously amazed by him i wish i were that fit now never mind when i'm 50 odd!

EmmaBemma Mon 14-Jan-13 07:07:05

He's not nuts. Running is ace. I'd do it every day too if I could! I run in the mornings because it's prime me-time, I suspect this fella feels the same.

DizzyZebra Mon 14-Jan-13 07:07:34

Emma - Oh i'm not questioning his motives, I'm flipping jealous and amazed!

everlong Mon 14-Jan-13 07:09:29

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MrsHoarder Mon 14-Jan-13 07:10:52

And who gets up in the night with the children?

This I'd my excuse for being in bed with a brew and MN whilst dh is doing the easing up prior to cycling to work

EmmaBemma Mon 14-Jan-13 07:11:02

I was responding to everlong, dizzy! Don't be jealous, if it's something you want to do as well, have a think about when is a good time of day for you, stick to it, start with a program like couch to 5 k and you'll be bounding along before you know it.

EmmaBemma Mon 14-Jan-13 07:13:06

I also know loads of people who run and can safely say none of them look in the least bit "haggard".

ClaudiaSchiffer Mon 14-Jan-13 07:13:16

I was just trying to understand whether you were a competitive mid 20's bloke or not grin

I agree with Emma, running is massively addictive if you're into it. My dh is addicted to cycling and goes off on huge rides. He doesn't come home and make me breakfast tho.

DizzyZebra Mon 14-Jan-13 07:15:26

MrsHoarder - Their children are junior school age so no night time wake ups.

Emma - Haha, You've not seen me run. It is not something i should be encouraged to do. Ever. I struggle not to mow small children down at a slow walk. I am seriously a danger TBH.

Ragwort Mon 14-Jan-13 07:24:43

Sounds like my DH, he is mid 50s and always off for a bike ride or swim, he just loves to keep fit unlike me grin.

DizzyZebra Mon 14-Jan-13 07:26:49

I'm going to take the dog for a walk round the shop, come back hoover up and pretend i've done loads and not just shoved the crap from the living room into the cupboard in the kitchen and leaned my full body weight against it to shut it to make myself feel better about this! grin

5dcsinneedofacleaner Mon 14-Jan-13 07:29:31

My dad used to be like that with my stepmother - not the running but the looking like the perfect man. Then we found out he was having an affair with a 23 year old. Just saying - no one is THAT perfect!

tallwivglasses Mon 14-Jan-13 07:29:43

Dizzy you're funny. And I'd rather have a funny friend than a fitness-obsessed friend any day.

littlewhitebag Mon 14-Jan-13 07:31:43

My DH is 49 and i am 50. This is not old age - we are both trim, healthy and look young for our age (so we are told). Yesterday DH got up walked the dog, ran 3 miles into town to collect the car (we were out the night before and left it) then went straight to the gym. He also made me a cup of tea in bed before he left. We routinely get up very early for our pup or have to let her out in the night. We take this all in our stride. Our DD (age 15 and 20) struggle much more with this routine!

DizzyZebra Mon 14-Jan-13 07:35:00

He is funny too aha, He makes me laugh with the way he words his rants about the government. My friend is ace. I've known her since i was 15 when i happened to pass her horses field and got talking to her.

She is one of those people who just speaks whats on her mind while you die in the corner - even though you were thinking exactly what she's saying.

DizzyZebra Mon 14-Jan-13 07:36:25

Littlewhitebag - I am 22. Almost 23. At the moment i am in denial and anything above 25 is absolute light years away and is knocking on old age... Just so you know the sort of fucked up perception you are dealing with here ;)

colleysmill Mon 14-Jan-13 07:46:53

He's got the breakfast thing the wrong way round! I often run early on the weekend leaving dh and ds in bed and when I get back dh usually has cooked a full English grin

Smudging Mon 14-Jan-13 07:48:19

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littlewhitebag Mon 14-Jan-13 07:51:03

Dizzy - DD1 who is 20 is always amazed at her dad's energy and from time to time tries to join him in running. It is hilarious as he is way fitter than she is and she is always half dead when they return. I think this is just an age thing. Continue to be amazed and when you reach 50 just think of all the things you might be capable of!!!

ifancyashandy Mon 14-Jan-13 07:54:50

43 and run 5k three times a week, swim 1k a week and also do yoga a couple of times. Means I can eat what I want and drink too much wine. What's not to love?!

everlong Mon 14-Jan-13 07:57:48

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