I am constantly asked at work how do I have the time and energy to train as much as I do. Now granted I am only training 6-9 hours a week right now (nowhere near the most I have done, 12-18 hours/week for Ironman St. George) but it is still more than most of the people I work with do. They also are amazed at how much energy I have even though I may have gotten up early to work out or was on my trainer until 9:30 at night. I keep trying to explain that you will get back 150% of what you put into it. I truly believe that. And for those that say they don’t have the time, I say BS. I do not have any extra hours in my day. I think what makes me different is I make it a priority. I have a full time job. I have two kids of my own plus two kids from my marriage (not all four all the time). All the kids are in school (which is so much harder than I ever could have imagined). But because I have decided that training for races is important to me I make time for working out. I bring my stuff with me to work so I can run/swim on my lunch break. I get up early (not as early as I should) to get in training before work. I get workout after the kids are in bed if I have to. because this is more important to me than a lot of other things. If you want to do this YOU can. And I promise you it is worth it.
*picture stolen from Solorunner