“Can you be ready for the MCM?” — Aunt Nancy (yes, my aunt is bad ass and still runs tons of races…..she was my cross country and track coach in junior high…isn’t that cool?!).
“When is it?” — Me
“Oct 27th. I already have a hotel, you can stay free.” — Aunt Nancy
“What about the bib?” — Me
“I know someone and they allow transfers.” — Aunt Nancy
WHHHATTTTTTT????? One of the most coveted races, one of the hardest races to get into, a free hotel…..a running partner?! This is like a dream being handed to me!
So, I immediately texted my husband, who, sweet, caring, and supportive guy that he is, said “You can do whatever you want. Would you go for just one night or two? If you go two, will you miss the boy too much and be stressed out?” Yes…..good point, and one I was already thinking about. The boy would only be about 15 weeks old. I have plenty of breastmilk stored, but….the emotional toll may be too much for me.
Plus, it would be relatively cheap, but would it be worthwhile to do almost nothing fun and touristy in DC?? And, Memphis is 5 weeks later….would it be too much of a crunch? Would it affect my Memphis race too much? Would I really even be ready (mentally, as well as physically).
I haven’t said no, but in my heart I have already really declined. Ugh. I SO badly want to go and run, just for fun, to do something with my Aunt, and…to tick another state off of my marathon list.
I mean….look at this guy!!!!!! I got him to smile and coo…..and he is only 5 weeks! I would die to miss much.