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???



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




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!


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.


Mile 25!


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


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!


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!