I am with both of you guys... I had sworn off city running... Major surgery on my left knee has left me with hardly any cartilage, as well as operations on my right ankle and left foot had relegated me to a treadmill. But seeing my brother compete and become world ranked in double ultra triathlons and watching my gf train and hitting the pavement with her to keep her motivated, ended up motivating me... I am really glad I did it. The pain was worth it. I believe I once read: "pain is temporary, finishing is forever." I am looking forward to checking off a full marathon.