Hello!!! Last night I walked around a bit in Santa Monica. I should have been resting, but I was in search of carbs!
I came prepared with my own hot sauce to douse them in…
I ended up at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. Nothing new, but safe I guess?
This morning my wake-up call was 4:06am, but with the time change it felt like 3:06am. It was ROUGH.
Thanks to Asics we had a bus to the start from the hotel and access to the VIP area pre-race at Dodgers Stadium. It was fancy and I was just hoping they didn’t kick me out.
After a quick breakfast and bathroom break it was time to line up at the start line!
Gorgeous Pink Sunrise.
I also met reader Cody and Mary Ann at the start! It was Cody’s first race – hope she tells us in the comments how it went!!
MaryAnn and I met briefly at the Salon Pas event (I think) a few years back!
Time to goooooo!!!!
Around Mile 8 I tried to take a video of the Hollywood sign, but my phone wasn’t into it. I did get this picture though!!
It was a HOT day! So I tried to focus on staying hydrated and not getting to crazy. Unfortunately, I drank my whole water bottle full of Nuun by mile 12 and made the decision to toss it. So, now I need a replacement but I didn’t want to carry it empty the rest of the way. Overall: I loved the race. I dig SoCal and it makes me happy.
LA Marathon Finish in 3:42:34
Then I grabbed some food from the VIP tent and headed to my room for an ice bath. A little smoothie action while I iced.
I wanted to give a shout-out to the whole running blogger clan! Check out their blogs below!
The whole running blogger clan:
Anne – Fannetastic Food
Beth – Shut Up and Run
Brian – Pavement Runner
Rachel – Running Rachel
Kristin – Stuft Mama
Michelle – NYC Running Mama
Jess – Race Pace Wellness
Jamie – Sweat Guru
Mark – Marathonomy
Ryan – Set The Pace Triathlon
Question: What was the BEST thing you did or ate this weekend?