I suppose it was going to happen eventually. Don't most half marathoners jump the shark & start swimming with the full marathoners? I've already read 3 books about the non-runner's guide to marathon. Now the actual application and resolution has begun. My friend suggested the Carlsbad Marathon in 2013. She said this way you can train during the winter months and wouldn't be as bad as training during the summer months. Registration starts for this April 1, 2012 : http://www.carlsbadmarathon.com/Home.htm . So it's one day at a time. Let's see how my body holds up to more days running. I'll keep posting!