Letting you all know that I have officially signed up for the COT marathon http://cityoftreesmarathon.com/?p=1 on October 12, 2014. There is also a half marathon. My dear hubby has helped me set up a flexible plan to get up to mileage, and this puts my mind at ease. It will be on my blog in a few days. I have sent the race directors emails 2 different times trying to get an exact map of the course, but have not gotten a response yet. Will look for a phone number next... They have a map of sorts on the website, but it is impossible for me to see exact streets and I would like to test running various sections as part of my training, to know what sort of surfaces I will be facing. Maybe one day, I will be tough enough that it won't matter.