Volleyball Champ Misty May-Treanor: “After This Olympics, It’s Kids All the Way”

With beach-volleyball partner Kerri Walsh Jennings, Misty May-Treanor won her third gold medal in the London Olympics. She hopes her next training is parenthood. An edited version of our phone interview with her follows

by Ilyssa Panitz • More.com Celebrity Reporter
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Misty May-Treanor and her husband, Matt Treanor, look forward to their alone-time together.
Photograph: Cynthia Lum/Stouffer's

More: Do you and your husband [Matt Treanor, a catcher in Major League Baseball] have difficulty finding one-on-one time together? 
MMT: It is very hard. During the summer months we are usually apart. Now that he is playing in Los Angeles for the Dodgers, we should be able to spend more time together. Not only does he have to travel to different parts of the country for his job, but our schedules are not in sync. If he is around, by the time he comes home, we are both so tired from a long day. I will say, no matter what, we always make an effort to connect.

More: Does that add any stress on the relationship, that you are apart for long stretches of time?
MMT: The main stress that comes with that is the lack of communication and the lack of being able to look each other in the eye and talk. It is hard to convey the same message in an e-mail or a phone call. Not seeing each other all of the time can be the most stressful, especially because things can fall through the cracks.

More: How do you avoid the pitfalls of heading toward divorce?
MMT: No is not a bad word. You want to help others and see friends, but you also have to make time for your relationship. That needs to be the priority. We know how precious time is and any time Matt and I have to ourselves we spend together.

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First Published March 9, 2012

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