Last October, my bro and I did the Rock 'n' Roll San Jose (RnR SJ) 1/2 Half Marathon. While we were at the expo, both of us signed up for the 2010 RnR SJ 1/2 Marathon for $65 each and both of us got a very nice goodie bag.
Flash forward to mid-September 2010. He finally started his training, and the event is on the 1st weekend in October. He doesn't run or even jog regularly.
Perhaps, life happens. Perhaps, he has too much work on his plate. Perhaps, it's the 4 hour course limit and walker-friendly labeling on the event. Or, maybe it's just just old fashioned procrastination. But, do train for your half marathon. Because come race day, your race will be much more pleasant if you had trained than if you didn't.