I woke up late this morning to the sound of helicopters and cheering. That could only mean one thing -- the Los Angeles Marathon! Usually, I find the marathon rather annoying, as it basically holds me captive in my own home due to all the street closures.
This year, however, was different. This year, I had people to support!
I packed up my camera and the big colorful signs I made last night and boarded the Metro to Union Station.
away from the marathon? To meet my fellow supportive mofos who had taken the train to Union Station!
R, Amber, and Wan were already there with the goodie bags from the L.A. crew. Mad props to R and Amber for lovingly constructing these. The contents included Icy Hot, Motrin, Salonpas, Epsom salts, Snickers marathon bars, Jolly Ranchers, Gatorade, and other unique items that shall be revealed later in this post.
Kate, Jon, Claire, Tim, Jennifer, Ashley, and MBOC arrived, we headed to Philippe's for lunch. Please note I took the first photo below one-handed while juggling six signs in my other hand. That's why there's a pole in the upper left corner. Poop.
kim photography at our cheering spot.
10YearsTogether, started the last 0.2 of the 26.2! Fierce!
AsianPrncssKim crossed our path later. Then Cat made the turn onto Flower Street.
Jessica and Aline triumphed! They were going so fast that they were just a blur. Har har har.
Amber models the "tears of joy" packets she made for the goodie bags. Cat caught on quickly.
APK's new kicks.
10Years makes her infamous keyboard face, which, by the way, is perfect for any computer monitor's wallpaper)!
10Years, USCgirl, APK, Cat, Y_L, and Fiddy! We are so proud of you guys!