Can't wait to see you guys either! And belated thanks for the compliment, Carl. The b/w version will appear in the March SCR. (I've done another for the annual SanFran Fall Run; that one may not appear till June though.) I'd say it helps to do this stuff for a living, but I've never yet had a sub appear in one of my sporting goods store ads.
Sure writing is easy: just sit staring at a blank page until the drops of blood start forming on your forehead.