in for a pound (or more like $145).
Did the needful. Signed two weeks ago early on July 27th. The race has now set up a lottery system where you sign up on mid July and take your chances on getting picked for the race. For a mere $95 (1/2 Marathon) gets you the privilege of earning a few blisters on the streets of Houston in January ($115 for the Full). We are not supposed to find out if we got a slot until this Tuesday (08/17) but my credit card just got tagged for the $145 registration fee ($95 for 1/2, $50 for my selected charity - SPCA), so I'm assuming that I'm in for the 2011 race. If you are a marathon veteran (completed 10 or more Marathons), you are guaranteed an automatic spot. The only other way to lock in a spot is to sign up to raise $$$ for specific charities. I don't mind donating to a good cause, but I hate to solicit off others for my cause (even though many have done it to me).
Still, I will have to wait until Tuesday for a solid confirmation.
Feet don't fail me now...