Just went to pick up my registration for the half-marathon tomorrow. I'd planned on doing the full marathon, but this winter destroyed my plans. No one should train for a marathon during a record-breaking winter. According to our local paper, we had 30 days where the temp was below zero. (not below freezing.....below zero) and we got over 100 inches of snow. Ice and snow and sub-zero temps are not conducive to long training runs. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
The registration fairs at marathons always amaze me. All those skinny people. Generally, in any random crowd - I'm typically one of the slighter people. I have no curves to speak of (despite desperately wanting curves for most of my life - they have only appeared during pregnancy.) But the minute I go into a marathon registration fair, I immediately feel like Anna Nicole Smith. Instantly, I am voluptuous in comparison.
Ironically, the Madison marathon ends in a brat fest. That always feels wrong, somehow. But perhaps if all those marathon runners would eat more brats they wouldn't be so damn skinny.