Is there anything other than suffering which is more difficult for humans than decision making? No wonder lots of different ways of doing it have been invented. You can toss a coin. You can draw straws. You can ask a friend. You can draw up a list of pros and cons. You can imagine potential outcomes of a certain decision. You can even take a guess. You can do what inwardly you think you want to.
Perhaps the worst thing you can do is postpone a decision indefinitely.
Personally I like the pros and cons method even though if it doesn’t work out the way I want I sometimes follow my heart.
So here are the pros and cons for attempting another marathon :
Gives a definite target to aim for
Gets me fit, healthy and positive
Gives me the chance to get a personal best in an event where I think I can
Wonderful sense of achievement if I succeed
As I get older there are some health risks both in training and the event itself
Training will eat up a lot of time and impact other aspects of life
It’s selfish to do and I need to consider other people in my life
The pros are leading 4-3 and I think that’s the way I’m tending.