Monday, March 23, 2009

Pasadena Marathon

On Sunday there was an inaugural marathon in Pasadena. The race attracted more than 9,100 runners, walkers and cyclists who signed up for Marathon, Half-Marathon, Bike Tour and 5K and Fun Run/Walk, which went through city neighborhoods and business districts, including Old Pasadena, and passed such landmarks as the Colorado Street Bridge, City Hall, Caltech, the Rose Bowl, Tournament House, and went just one street away from our house. We braved the rain and took the dogs out to route our friend Dave on! We cheered him on at mile 24 and gave him some GU Energy Gel to help him on the home stretch. Go Dave! Not only did he finish a very impressive 101st, he worked a 24 hour shift before the marathon and got off that morning. He amazes me.

After the marathon we took the train down to see a movie (to avoid the marathon traffic). We stopped at Heritage Wine Bar for a glass of wine since we had a bit of time to kill before the movie started. I had the spanish flight, which was average. I'm not impressed with the new ownership of Heritage. Chad chose the movie "I Love You, Man", which was so bad we left half way through! How do movies like that make it to the big screen?

I took some photos on the way to the train.

We finished off the day with a wonderful dinner over Chad's mom's. Her cooking is always out of this world! Fresh oysters, a salad with baked fig goat cheese, Red Snapper with a creme fresh mustard sauce, asparagus, fresh strawberries. It was tres delicious!!!

View of San Gabriel Mountains

Town HallTown Hall


Mountain Woman said...

Sounds like a beautiful day and the photos were so pretty. Your friend is amazing to work that hard and then do a marathon. Wow.

Laura said...

THe city hallbuilding is beautiful. THey sure don't build'em like THAT anymore! Your photography captured it very well, too. Sounds like a great day!

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