After I married my Mister, and even more so when J was born, I couldn't answer if someone asked me what I did for fun.
Last week, someone asked me that, and I surprised myself with how many things I thought of. I think maybe it just took me awhile (nearly 10 years?) to figure out how to be a wife and a mother and still be me, and have things that I do for myself, for fun.
Running the 1/2 marathon was really good for me in that way- It forced me to put myself ahead of other things. I had to run, or I wouldn't be able to make it through the race, so instead of running if I had time, I made time, I let go of some other things in my life and made running a priority. Sometimes it messed up dinner times or nap times, but we all survived, and I'm happier because of it.
I'm cutting back running to three times a week now that the race is over, but I plan on keeping my running time a priority. It makes me feel good, gives me more energy, and it gives me time to think about whatever I want to think about. Same with gardening. I love getting my hands dirty, and watching things I plant grow. Right now the raspberry canes I planted awhile back are starting to sprout tiny leaves and it makes me happy to know that I did that (and especially happy about the berries, I can't wait!).
So when someone asks you what you do for fun, what do you say? (I'm embarrassed that it took me so long to realize I have a better answer than "I know I used to have things I liked to do, but I can't remember what they were".)