Funny. DH is now kind of against races that have the word "half" in them. He says, "Why do they have to call it a half marathon? They could make up any other name for it, and I'd run it! Half just sounds pitiful." I think the other way, though. If it has the word "Marathon" or "Ironman" in it, I think it sounds pretty darn cool (at least my non-athletic friends do -- actually, they just think I'm crazy)! Most people's eyes just get really wide when you say anything with the word marathon or Ironman in it.