Yesterday, I was offered fantastic seats for an NFL game "on Sunday." I immediately accepted, excited to go to my first NFL game and have sweet seats to boot!
Later in the afternoon, my running partner asked me to run a 10K with her Dec. 9 to support a religion that is not my own. I felt a bit odd about it, but told her I would and signed up.
This morning, the NFL tickets were delivered to me and it turns out they are not for this Sunday but rather for Dec. 9, at the exact same time as my race.
Here's the thing: I really want to go to the game. The cost of the tickets (which were free to me) is about 10 times the cost of the race, so forfeiting the money is not the issue. I am trying to figure out how to back out of the race, if I can. It's a problem of I did not realize I was already committed to the game on Dec. 9 when I signed up for the race on Dec. 9.
Advice on how to explain this to my running partner?