To say thank you for the advice on whether I should run the Las Vegas Marathon on Dec. 4, given that I haven't run more than, oh, 13-14 miles at a time. (See posting from a week or so ago for the backstory.)
I've e-mailed the race organizers with a letter and my registration receipt from last year, telling them that while I paid the fee, I didn't run the half-marathon because I came down with the flu. Hopefully, they'll credit me for this race.
If they waive the registration fee for this year's marathon (they've eliminated the half-marathon component), then I'll decide what to do.
If I run the LV race, I'll have to step up my training double-time: I'll be the one running on the trails this November in the early winter pre-dawn, in a pink hat and gloves to bar against the cold, and will probably be cursing to myself.
If I don't run the Vegas marathon, then I'll set my cap for the Napa Valley Marathon in March, 2006. Anyone care to join me?!