March 24, 2010

Sports: LA Marathon 2010

For those of you who have followed my blog for a while you know that my husband has run the LA Marathon for the last 2 years. And you also know that my family and I chase after him in our car and cheer him on at every mile marker we can get to.

Because I don't run. I will never run. Never ever ever ever.

Instead I get up at 5am and chase after him in the car for almost 6 hours :)

This year was no different. My mom and I drove Doug out to the starting line at Dodger Stadium. The view of LA was amazing from our parking spot.
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No, that's not the sunrise on our legs. That would be the headlights from the (rude) person parking next to us.

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About an hour later the races finally started! First off were the wheelchair racers. These guys were flying down the hill!

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Then came the elite women.

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The elite men started 18 minutes after the women. Which ever man or woman comes in first wins a bonus of $100,000. Typically the men pass the women, but this year a woman won!

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The masses of people came after the elite men.
If you want to get your cut for the Boston Marathon, you have to beat this guy.

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My mom holds the sign to help Doug find us while I take pictures. :)

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The outfits people wear make me laugh! How do you run 26.2 miles dressed as Elvis or Stitch???

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West Hollywood didn't disappoint this year! Introducing the WeHo cheerleaders!

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It was fun getting to walk through Beverly Hills neighborhoods. All the homes were so beautiful!

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This guy was standing on the corner rocking out on his violin! He was really good!

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I loved this lady's sign!
(If your the lady in this picture, I'm really sorry for taking your picture while you bent over! But I couldn't help myself!)

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Students Run LA is an amazing group of students who all train to run the marathon. There are so many of them! They all make me so proud :)

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Yes, his shirt says, "Fart if you like Polar Bears". And the other guy has a plane on his head.

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Mile 25!

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He still was going strong! (And isn't he the sweetest!)

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I'm so proud of my 3 time marathon runner!

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And next year we'll be right back out there chasing after him!

2 comments:

Regina Lynn said...

Haha, the different outfits people are wearing cracks me up! Your husband is so cool- I so respect those people that train for and then run marathons! Probably because I'm like you- I never run. I pretty much die if I go for anything more than a sprint. So the idea that people actually run 26.2 miles is pretty darn cool to a couch potato like me.

MCH said...

Your hubby is amazing, winning awards at school.... running marathons. And you are great for getting up at 5am and driving after him for 6 hours!!
I love this series, it tells the story perfectly. I love photo 10 and 14 and the cup on the ground, and I love seeing you!