Monday, March 16, 2015

A Story of Someone- 3/15

My Sunday found me in Solvang with girlfriends and Katie. In Agoura Hills for a quick pit stop that turned into a drink and watching some Irish step dancing. And then back in Santa Monica nearly 11 hours after the Los Angeles Marathon started. Needless to say, I had plenty of options for photos. But there was one scene that stood out the most.

I knew I had missed the craziness of the marathon by not getting home until early evening, but as Katie and I were driving down San Vicente, we saw a few stragglers. Some walking. Some very slowly running. All of them incredibly inspiring. And since I myself have gotten back into running (since mid-December), I was really motivated by this girl who was 26 years old (and two months) and running her first marathon.

These photos were taken around 6:00 p.m. The marathon started at 6:55 a.m. All of the streets were re-opened. Nearly every spectator was gone. But as Steve, Clancy and I walked north on Ocean Avenue, we passed this woman who was within a half a mile from the finish line. The fact that she still had a smile on her face made me tear up a little. I looked at her and said "great job" and she seemed to run a little taller as she got even closer to the finish line. I think it takes a lot of determination and strength to stick to your goal when you've been at it for 11 hours!

Check out Cyrena and Sarah's photos below:


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