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A running dilemma

Posted Jan 26 2011 10:57pm
What to do.... what to do?

I heard about a local 5km race on Saturday. It's called Run For Tina. Tina was one of the Lakewood police officers that was gunned down in a coffee shop in the fall of 2009. You might remember it from the news. It was a big deal. Anyways, there is a local 5km race in her honor (money goes towards scholarships for people pursuing careers in law enforcement). I decided I wanted to run it for fun (as in not seeing a PR).

Then I read about another race on Sunday.

Half Marathon in Olympia.

I am leaning towards the half marathon but the problem is that hubby is driving one of his soldiers to the airport early Sunday morning. We could make it to Olympia in time, but it would be cutting it close unless his soldier doesn't mind being dropped off a little bit earlier.

The cost for both events is the same - $30.

Now, I could run both, right? Well, we are on a budget and trying to save some $$$ so shelling out $60 to run this weekend just isn't in our best interest.

I'm not sure I'm in half marathon shape. I might be able to pull a sub 2 hour if the course isn't too hilly. It would be nice to see where I'm at in terms of a time for a 13.1 mile race just to have a starting off point for this year. But the 5km is such a good cause and I remember being glued to the tv when it all went down.

What would you do? Run the 5km because of the cause? Or run the half marathon?

I asked my husband and he just shrugged his shoulders and made a "hmmmm" noise.
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