Tuesday, May 26, 2009

LA Marathon 2009

Neighbors, waiting for the runners

The LA Marathon ran right through our little neighborhood of Wilshire Vista in Mid-City West yesterday. Some years they change the route. Sometimes the runners cut up Hauser Blvd. This year they ran east on Pico Blvd. and north on Curson Avenue. We're usually well-prepared for the race. We know that we won't be able to leave our area until after noon or 1pm. This year, however, it was very well-organized and there were exit routes along side streets.
The weather was cool...good for running

We woke up early after hearing the news helicopters overhead. We switched on NBC and saw that the men's team stand-outs were almost to our area. Larry jumped up, dressed and grabbed his camera. I didn't jump. I sauntered out about an hour later, snapped some shots, talked to some neighbors and then went back home for breakfast.

Barefoot Guy, rounding the corner from Pico to Curson

The kids from Honda were great!

Employees from Honda (corporate sponsor of the event) handed out water to the runners and cheered them on. There was lots of applause for the many runners. All in all, it seemed to be well-run and well-attended event. Congratulations to all the participants!



At 2:19 PM PDT, Blogger My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

I could move right into that house on the corner... Sooo my style :)

Hubby has a conference to attend at USC on June 24-25 so I'm going to take your advice and go to Yarns Unlimited in Santa Monica and I'm going to really try to go to the Alamitos Bay Yarn Co. Fun times!!!

At 4:29 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the Marathon would come thru my neighborhood. Westsiders are so yucky.

Mar Vista

At 5:26 PM PDT, Blogger Jennifer said...

You mean you weren't up at 5am to cheer on the cyclists, too? :) (I did the marathon last year, and the bike tour this year)

At 11:08 PM PDT, Blogger betholiver said...

So when you sauntered out about an hour later, were you in your robe carrying a cup of coffee? Ha!

At 9:04 AM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

:) I ended up not having to work, so I slept through most of the craziness. Those helicoptors, tho; they were tough to ignore.


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