Friday, January 23, 2009
Major Dilemna - Need Your Advice
Ok - so a few months back, my friend Christian sent out an e-mail about a Yosemite trip in late spring. Being one of my favorite places to visit in the world, I of course told him undoubtedly and unequivocably that I was in. The last time I was there was back in August of 2004 - I am definitely due.
Then I forgot all about it.
Flash forward to a few days ago. As many of you know, I officially signed up for the SD RnR Marathon which runs on May 31st. I was all gung-ho for it, printed out my new training calendar for the Pfitz 12/55 plan to start early March, and looking forward to seeing all of my blogging and Runner's World friends that weekend.
Problem? My friend reminded me about the Yosemite trip - the dates? May 28 - June 1st. Ugh!!!
So therein lies my dilemna. I don't know what to do. I obviously have the option of running several different marathons throughout the year - but not many opportunities to visit Yosemite, since camping/lodging sites are in high demand. Therefore, you need to make reservations well ahead of time (we did this last June, so you understand how I could have forgotten).
Problem is, I already paid for San Diego and saw on the website that it is non-refundable/transferable. So if I choose Yosemite, I'm out almost $100.
I need your help - please weigh in. Should I go to:
a) Yosemite with my dear friends
b) The San Diego Marathon with my running friends?
Anyone see a secret option 'c' in there anywhere??