Here's the deal: I signed Tim and I up to run a 2 mile St. Patrick's Day race tonight at 6:30 about 45 minutes from home. Then I figured out that Tim has to work this afternoon and won't be able to make it. No big deal, I'll run on my own. Big girl panties and all.
Except...we have this car:
And that's it. Yep, we are a one car family. Since I work from home and Tim works part time it works out for us about 99.9% of the time. The exception, of course, being today. The only possible way for me to run the race right now is to be dropped off somewhere in town, hang out for four hours and then walk to the race.
No big deal. I can just bring my laptop and do some work in a cafe and then walk over to the race before it starts. Except the weather will look like this:
It's March. Please explain the mid-summer thunderstorms to me ASAP.
So here's where you come in. I'll list the pros and cons of a) going to the race, and b) skipping it. You vote in the comments.
Attending the Race:
I'll feel badass.
I'll get to hang out in Panera for 4 hours and people watch. (I'm sorry, I meant "work.")
This will be my first chance in several months to run a really short race and test out my speed.
I'll undoubtedly get soaked and need to wrap my computer in garbage bags so it doesn't get wet.
The more it rains the more my chances improve for an AG award in an already very small race.
I'll get a chance to wear the festive socks I bought from Target.
Skipping the Race:
I'll have wasted the registration fee ($20)
I will be at home, dry and comfortable.
I'll face the wrath of angry bloggers who think I'm a wuss.
Who cares? Again, home, dry, comfortable.
So, what's it going to be? Cut and paste one of the following into the comments with your reasoning:
"Buck up and don't be a wuss! Race in the rain."
"Stay home! You don't need to prove anything. Wear the socks for fun!"
Once it gets a little closer to race time, I will compile all your answers and then....
Make up my own damn mind. I'm a grown ass woman, you guys.