What happens when you share with friends that you signed up to run a marathon?  ...

"Are you insane?", seems to be the winning response.

Anyway, I've been training over the last few months using Jeff Galloway's "Book on Running" as my guide.  If all goes well -- knock on wood, no injuries -- I should be ready to tackle this race in February.   One side effect of my training program is that I'm really enjoying my long weekends runs.  I'm just hanging out by myself, running, reflecting and mulling over issues while enjoying Austin's scenery.