I will probably run another official half marathon again this year. Whether I do or do not isn't the problem. On January 1 at 12 p.m. for the past two years I have run the Hangover Half; I plan on doing it to kick off 2012 as well. Here is the problem:
The NFL obviously did not take this into consideration when planning the schedule. They have my beloved Green Bay Packers at the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. on January 1. This is a major problem for me. I love running, but I will skip a race so that I can watch the Packers play on TV (even against the Lions).
What to do? What to do? Thankfully, I have 256 days left to come up with a solution that will allow me to run the half marathon and watch the Packers at the same time.