Monday, March 05, 2007

LA Marathon with GL

It took 45 minutes to park. People were finished before we even started!
Maiya rode in the stroller more than halfway through the 5K.

Here were are on San Pedro Street near the old Japanese produce market. Maiya walked from 9th & Central to 11th & Grand at her own pace, waving to Fashion District workers cheering us on, then I carried her to Figueroa & 12th.

At the 5K finish line with Shobo, Nobuko & Donna. Notice we're all alone. We were almost the last people there. They were pulling down cones behind us.

We made it! We love LA!

Meeting up with Great Leapers who biked 23 miles at Empress Pavillion.

Comparing medals with daddy back at home!

We helped Great Leap raise a lot of money and we had a great time. We didn't see any TV cameras on the 5K, but we saw lots of families, hundreds of people walking from Ability First and Runners for Justice. It is possible that Maiya was the youngest walker of the day (we saw lots of babies in strollers though) walking about a mile by herself, and crossing the finish line on foot. On the other side of town, Tony did great finishing the 23 miles bike ride in about 2 hours with no training. We're looking forward to doing it again next year!

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