ETA: Thank you all for your feedback and keeping me grounded in my diva moment. I’ll be sure to include the outcome of this situation in my official recap post-Marathon! – Krissy
Have you heard of that hashtag on twitter? Hah!
Here are some great samplings of what many refer to as “first world problems:”
Yes, it does put things into perspective, no? Well then, are you ready to hear my very own #firstworldproblem?
I’m stressin’ about a post-marathon shower.
Here’s the deal…
We’re staying here on Friday night:
I booked this hotel because it was listed on the Richmond Marathon’s Lodging page, featured a good rate and was in close proximity to the start and finish of the race. At the time, I booked just Friday night and thought I’d call the hotel as the date drew nearer to inquire about a late checkout (~1PM or so, so I could clean up and get out) but yesterday, I called and got the news I didn’t want to hear – that all 250 of their rooms are booked out and that there was a very low possibility that I’d be granted a late checkout (since everyone else was inquiring about it too, apparently) and I could ASK on check in day, but not to expect it.
So…the race starts at 8 AM – regular check out is 11 AM. I have been training, sure…but not for a sub-3 marathon!
Then, I asked if there were rooms available Saturday night – she said there were – however, I told her I would check with the husband about it – she said that I was fine – I could call back either that or the next day (yesterday or today) – long story short – I was going to call today to do just that but:
- I called the reservation line, the servers were down
- I called the hotel, I was transferred right over to group sales and a voicemail box
- Should I just NOT shower? This would involve moving all our junk to our valet-parked car before the race, or hubs could do this while I was running.
- Should I bite the bullet, call back and try to get a room Saturday night?
- (Hubs suggestion) should we reserve a DIFFERENT hotel for both nights?