My 2012 marathon schedule is set: Miami, Paris and New York City!
Miami: January 29. It will commemorate my 5-year anniversary of my change into a runner for life. I was going to run this on the actual anniversary weekend in early December, but I want retribution for my Miami 2010 showing, when a large blister the last 14 miles sabotaged my run on what otherwise is a gorgeous course. 10th-anniversary medals are in store, too!
Paris: April 15. This will be my first trip to Europe. We look forward to seeing Lisa's relatives who live in England and staying with them a week. Then we will take a train south through France to Paris, where we are staying across from the Louvre. Then it's time to run through the cobblestone streets and past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, starting at L'Arc de Triomphe.
New York City: November 4. I finished this race in 2007 (my 1st) and 2008 (my best), and after a 3-year absence due to work or lottery luck, I'm back in 2012! I already have qualified by virtue of finishing the required minimum 9 scored qualifying races + 1 volunteer event for NY Road Runners in 2011. It will be my 10th marathon or ultramarathon!