Sunday, March 18, 2012

Los Angeles, CA: LA Marathon 2012

Today was amazing!!!! I stood in support of my husband as he victoriously ran his very first marathon, and with outstanding results, I might add. He ran the 26.2 mile (40K) LA Marathon (Los Angeles), crossing the finish line with an impressive time of 3:47:18. I'm soooooo proud of him!!!!! His dedication, determination and conviction inspire me everyday. The commitment and pursuit of his goal are a shining example that preparedness, will power and focus DO pay off.
To celebrate his achievement I am sharing pictures of how the day went.
Note that we were up at 4:00am, surviving on minimal sleep, to leave early to get to Dodger Stadium, the starting point, for the advised 90 minute precall. Super excited and anxious,..... let the day begin!!!

.....Running sleeves,...check. Black fitted running shirt,.....check. Neon orange kufi,.....check. Running shoes,.....check.

Looking like a winner Mui Alto!!! On to Dodger Stadium, the designated drop off and official starting point.

Good luck babe!!!!!

In the interim, I went home to catch a few more zzzzzzzzzz before driving across town to Santa Monica, the end point of the marathon. I met up with Tracey, where we waited for Vanessa to come collect us, only to drive back to mile 12 1/2, Rodeo Blvd and Wilshire, where we hoped to catch a glimpse of Mui Alto run by. We waited anxiously in anticipation looking on with all of the other enthusiastic well-wishing spectators. "There he is!!! There he is!!! I see him in the distance!!!"

I realize the image is tiny, but he's the extremely tall guy wearing the orange hat. Go, Mui Alto, go!!!!

Well, after our sighting, the girls and I rushed back to Santa Monica to wait for Mui Alto to come down the home stretch to the finish line. We staked out a great spot curbside and cheered everyone on. The energy of the crowd was infectious. We were equipped with noise makers and megaphones. It was a great day!!!

Go Mui go!!!! Go Mui Go!!!!

WOW!!! Outstanding and impressive! "Mui Alto's" finishing time:

HONDA LA Marathon:
"MUI ALTO" at Finish in 3:47:18.
Pace: 8:40 min/Mile.
Time of Arrival: 11:22:10.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! Homeward bound!!!!!

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