I think it’s the 3rd year that Ulli is running the LA Marathon and it is his favorite one. Basically it’s a sightseeing tour through Los Angeles J The runners start at Dodgers Stadium, through Downtown LA, West Hollywood and end in Santa Monica. Sounds beautiful, right? Unless you have to run the entire 26.2 miles (42km). No matter how many times Ulli is running a marathon, I still can’t comprehend how someone can do this. The weather conditions were perfect – sunny skies and in the 60s. Ulli achieved a PR of 3hours 16minutes! WOW!!
While he was running the marathon, I slept through the morning and had cake for breakfast….NO! Just kidding 🙂 I also put on my running shoes and did a scenic route from Santa Monica beach to Malibu. On the way back I took some amazing photos (see below) and watched a juniors beach volleyball competition on Santa Monica Beach.
I had to rush back quickly as I got the text notification that Ulli is close to the finish already. They had very tight security so there were no spectators allowed at the finish line. However, we stayed at a hotel that’s right after the finish line (no coincidence) so I was able to welcome him right there – I was the only spectactor around. I’m always in awe and so proud when I see Ulli after a marathon. We went up to our room and watched the other runners come in from our window view :-). Most runners would crash for the rest of the day, but we continued walking in Santa Monica to get lunch and smoothies – active recovery is the best.
Who else ran the LA marathon? What’s your bucket list marathon?