After some serious Googling and researching marathons on www.race360.com (an AMAZING website for running races), I have my late winter/early spring races narrowed down to the following... Phoenix RNR in January, (even though I have done it twice already), Austin Marathon (which I kicked ASS in last year) in February OR the Surf City Beach Marathon in Huntington Beach (which I've never done before) also in February. I am currently leaning towards Surf City because I'll get to spend some serious quality time with my family in SoCal...all sorts of Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. However, I could go to either of the other two races with friends. If I wasn't injured, I would jump at the chance to hang out with great girlfriends in Arizona but I don't want to run a "slow" race. I have high expectations for #55 and I would be super bummed with a 4 hour plus race. I ran Austin last year in 3:48 and I really don't think I could top that. So... that leaves me with Surf City for yet another good reason. And...the medals are super cool. I think my mind is made up. SoCal here I come!