Sitting in the repatriation area after FLM 2005 (my first marathon), I promised my wife that I wouldn't do another one for a couple of years. But I really enjoyed it, and now there's the entry form winking away at me on the kitchen table ...
So, what's the protocol re entering into the ballot and promptly deferring to the next year if you get in? Is it best to enter now to have two chances of getting in (for 2007), or just to leave it a year and try my luck then?
I ran for charity this year and think I've now drained the charity-giving reserves of friends and family for a while, so it's ballot or bust for me next time!