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The (Actual) Life of an Ultrarunner: Household Chores

The last time I wrote about trail running and relationships (see Trail Runner’s “Married to Ultrarunning” here), I didn’t understand how a couple, whether married and living together or not, could manage the balance between training and racing. But, that was almost two years ago, and since that time I’ve run a few ultras and crewed for bigger races (and equally impressive wins and places for Nick). I think I understand what it takes. That, and I now live with Nick. In those two years, I’ve heard every cliched response possible, from “I don’t even drive that far!” to “I can’t even run to my fridge.” Of the possible options, “You have amazing endurance” is one of the few positive replies–but not entirely true. This post will aim to prove that endurance on the trail doesn’t always correspond to endurance at home…specifically when we’re talking household chores. Nick is an amazing athlete (and the love of my life), but that doesn’t mean that his skills on the trail translate to daily chores. Like, at all. Without further …