When faced with many of life's great decisions I will often make a list, outlining the pros and cons, or as I like to call them, the risk to reward factor. Most choices involve risk. Hopefully those same choices involve reward (or there really wouldn't be a choice to make one would think). This minor dilemma is no exception.
The 90th Annual Boxing Day 10 Miler (see website) A race around Hamilton Ontario, on, as the name suggests, Boxing Day. The idea was thrown out there by Cynthia, who has since signed up and committed to the event. I've mulled it over for days and days and can't seem to get past the "should I?" to actually sign up myself. That's where the list comes in:
Pro: It will keep me motivated to train as the weather gets colder
Con: It means actually having to get out there and run on some potentially frigid and icy days, even when my better instinct tells me to stay warm and dry inside
Pro: Its a fun organized event that will get me moving after a calorie dense Christmas season
Con: It means I have to think "race" on Christmas Day, when I really want to think "second helping of pie" and "third glass of wine"
Pro: Its a training run for the 30k race in March (which I have yet to sign up for but probably will if all goes well this month)
Con: It's a training run that might solidify the fact that I should be signing up for said 30k (I guess this is both a pro and a con depending on who and when you ask)
Pro: I get to spend the morning with friends who will be enduring the same conditions as me
Con: It means I won't be with the other friends and family who are celebrating a day off work with leftovers and cheesy movies
Pro: I get to say "I ran 10 Miles today...what did you do??" and be even a bit smug about it
Con: I have to listen to the answer "I slept in, ate delicious food, and cracked a bottle of vino all before 2pm
So my friends, you can see why this isn't easy. I'm giving myself 'til the end of the week to make up my mind but I would sure love our advice: Should I just do it or what??
So tell me, how do you go about making a tough decision?