During the busy years, when we’re building careers and raising families, it can feel challenging to make time for any hobbies. Yet some folks do dive deep into their passions, using the time they have to get as good as they can at something that matters to them.
In this week’s episode of Best of Both Worlds, Sarah interviews sports dietician Meghann Featherstun, who is also a 2:50 marathoner. They talk training, making time for training, and sometimes incorporating your passion into your career. You can learn more about Meghann at her website.
Then in the Q&A we talk about making time for working out if little kids are home. I know a lot of folks will be dealing with that challenge over the next few weeks!
Please give the episode a listen, and as always, we appreciate a rating or review.
3 thoughts on “Best of Both Worlds podcast: Diving deep into your passions with Meghann Featherstun”
This was a fun episode and Meghann sure is accomplished. However, I was so dismayed when she said that the only way she can pursue her passion for running is to do it while her kids are asleep because “I won’t and I can’t make the time [for myself if it involves missing time with my kids].” She said verbatim, “I’m very much strapping myself to it has to be before my kids wake up in the morning because you need to be with your kids when they are awake.” That feels SO toxic. I was hoping that that priority stack would be interrogated a little more, but instead, it was accepted as normal and indeed aspirational.
@Jessica – a valid point! I was a bit surprised she was doing all her running at 4 a.m. too. I want to make sure everyone knows that if you want to get up at 4 a.m. to pursue your passions, that’s fine, but it’s also fine to pursue these things at other points of the day too. You don’t need to be with your kids every waking minute for them to be fine (and almost no one is with their kids every waking minute anyway, it’s just some reasons are viewed as more socially valid than others…)
Enjoyed this episode! I am an inpatient dietitian (which I love), mother of two, and previously pre-kids fast-ish runner, now working through realizing that I don’t go as fast anymore.
I appreciate you hosting an RD for the show as opposed to a self proclaimed nutritionist!