When I signed up for the SLC marathon, it was under the assumption that my husband and I would be headed to the east coast in the fall for business school. Thus, when I ran the SLC marathon, the trip would serve two purposes. 1. Of course to run the marathon, and 2. To visit my husband's family one last time before we headed to business school.
Well, a few weeks ago we decided to head to BYU for business school, eliminating the need to take the whole family when I run the marathon.
What I'm getting at is the fact that my husband and two kids will not be at the marathon. We are going to use the money it would cost to fly them to SLC for a moving truck in July. There is no chance of getting them there for the marathon.
That is why my mind and heart are troubled. Every single vision I have in my head involving this marathon has them in it. I just can't imagine finishing without them there. It has hit me hard now that the marathon is just over two weeks away. It's starting to be a reality.
There are two options at this point in time.
1. Go without them and run it anyway. My mom, two sisters, two sisters in law, brother, and two cousins will be there. Along with all of you marathon mommies!! (Which I'm totally excited about.)I guess I could show the kids/hubby video and pictures of the event. Then the next one I run, I will make sure it is near where we live so they can be there. (This is my first marathon) And I have already bought a plane ticket.
2. I can skip SLC and run the Tacoma marathon three weeks later on May 10. It is a harder course due to mass amounts of hills. And I won't have my sisters and brother that would be there in SLC and the finish is so lame compared to SLC, from what I hear. But my husband and kids could be there. My kids are ages 2 and 4. The registration for this race is $80.00.
So I need your help? Those of you that have run a marathon before, how important do you think it is to have your husband and kids there? I will have plenty of other family in SLC. Which option would you pick if you were me?