Monday, March 3, 2008

2008 Los Angeles Marathon

Date: Sunday, March 2, 2008
Location: Studio City to Downtown LA Route
Start: 8:15am
Finish: 4:40:05

(Written on 9/9/10)
I think I will always remember the 2008 Los Angeles Marathon because I ran this race with 3 of my sisters. Sure, I've ran other races but this race will always be special to me. Plus, we all wore bunny ears that we purchased at Target since Easter was just around the corner. And we were on TV for a brief second on the evening news that day being interviewed by the Channel 7 news people. Ok, so my face wasn't really on the screen because I was hiding behind my sisters because I was camera shy.

Anyways, if you recall this was one of the two years in which they had changed the course to a point-to-point from Studio City to Downtown LA. We had to park in downtown LA and take the underground train to Studio City and then run back to downtown LA. Yeah, I know, what a mess that was. I think they used this route for 2008 and 2009 before Frank McCourt took over that year (2009) and introduced the Stadium to the Sea route.

This is an official race photo that I actually purchased.
My sisters and I at the expo the day before to pick up our packets.
Some words of encouragement on our way out of the convention center.
Sister J and Sister S
I should have turned on the flash!

Sister K and Sister J. It's dark because we are in a parking garage getting ready to go and find the underground train to take us to Studio City.
Sister K made the coolest shirt to wear that day. It was a drawing of her organs huffing and puffing. Funny!
Doin' my Asian thang.
Yay, we made it on the train and are on our way to the Start Line.
Sister K took this photo because she was running with a camera (something I have yet to do).
Sister K with her hard earned medal. She did one 3 mile training run to prepare for this. Good job Sister K! Wonder if I can talk her into doing this again! :D

1 comment:

Nobel4Lit said...

This will always be my favorite race ever!