THIS is where we are:
Santa Monica, California
THIS is why:
WHAT does this have to do with me?
WELL, my precious, 20-something, living in LA, baby girl ran her first marathon on Sunday!!! H and I had to be here to see it. It was amazing.
The course was planned beautifully, going mostly downhill (except for miles 20 to 23, which went UPHILL - OUCH!) and from hot weather to cooler down by the ocean.
The weather was perfect, slightly cloudy and the marathon finished in gorgeous Santa Monica, .2 miles from our hotel. That's where we watched for her, right outside our hotel.
That's her...in the purple. I'm amazed she could still move her feet, much less WAVE at mile 26.
The only bad part was that it took over an hour to get through the crowds to the finish line to find her after it was all over. Oh and, boy, did MY knees hurt after standing for over 2 hours waiting for her.
So what does someone do after running a marathon? Eat about 5 of these:
When you've worked that hard to train to win one of these...
We were so lucky to be able to see her accomplish something so incredible. Proud doesn't begin to cover it.
It definitely calls for a toast...or one of many. Let's start with this Lychee Martini from Buddha's Belly. To kids who accomplish things their parents can only dream of! Here's looking at you, kid!