Well it looks like I've done it this time. Actually after the past week or so, I am so excited about the opportunity to do this. Registration started at 8:10 (a little late) and by 8:28 it was half full.
My training as been going pretty well, and will continue to put "time on my feet" now that my other obligations (mostly coaching the boys team) is now over and my weekends are free.
Been also looking at some additional races to do, more as organized training runs, but hey if I can share the agony with a few others, who am I to be selfish.