Me, dad, Justin in Santa Monica after last year's LA marathon. Justin & I set personal records at 4:06, and dad did it months after finishing chemo- 'nuff said!
Dad running the 1979 LA marathon (gotta love those shorts).
Running through the mid-wilshire area in the 2009 LA Marathon. I don't miss the old course. Mid-wilshire was the closest we got to LA's westside (hence I was the happiest during this portion of the race). The majority of the race was through downtown/east LA, which isn't exactly the most scenic part of the city. This course also started and ended in the same place (downtown near the US Bank building), which made it less satisfying than the new stadium-to-sea course.
my usual waffle recipe, but used white flour instead of wheat, left out the cinnamon/nutmeg, and added a touch of green food coloring to make Mickey festive. And now it's back to the race sidelines to cheer on marathon friends who don't run 5-minute miles, but are just as amazing as the elites in my mind.