I found out yesterday, completely by accident, that the 2 races I was seriously considering signing up for, are both impossible to fit into my schedule. For the half iron distance I was toying with, my parents will be on vacation, so I get to watch their house (and the puppy they are planning to adopt this spring) and the one I do every year is on the same day as a friend's wedding. This means I have to go back to the drawing board completely!
I'm going to be spending some time this afternoon researching races and race dates, conference via email with my husband. I'm not looking forward to hashing out details again!