The Road to LA

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Hello from sunny foggy Santa Monica.

What up, SoCal, why you so cold? But hey, we’re good: the forecast for Sunday is a marathon-perfect 64 degrees. Phew!

Let’s just say that, barring a sudden weather change for the worse, we’ll be luckier than those who ran in 2011 and had to survive this:

Meanwhile, since we spent pretty much the entire day driving, I thought I’d show you some of the highlights of our road trip.

My Instagram followers [@AleksRuns] were treated to this incredibly scenic and beautifully composed image this morning. Sorry guys! But yes, this was our “mileage” for today!
Before this trip, we’d only traveled to LA in September or November, and pretty much all the green you see here (and in the photos below) has been yellow and dry. Much better this way!I kept it classy all the way:
[Except the two times we had to stop in the middle of I-5, because “Mommy, I need to go potty”–this literally 0.2 miles from a rest stop, but “I can’t wait.” And “My bottom hurts, can you wipe it?”]

Overall, the road to LA is quite scenic (even if you have to drive down a straight mile for the better part of three hours). And then you approach LA…
Good thing we had to deal with this horrendous traffic for only 10 miles, then checked into our hotel and immediately went back out to find an Italian restaurant for carboloading.
Excuse me, I meant proper carboloading:
In this family, no matter how quick you are with the camera, someone’s fingers always get to the deserts first!

Tomorrow, we’ll have to brave LA traffic again to go to the expo to pick up my bib and, undoubtedly, purchase whatever kid stuff they have for sale.

See you soon, LA!

5 thoughts on “The Road to LA

  • March 16, 2013 at 5:14 am
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    Good luck tomorrow!!! In honor of your race, I’m going to carbo load too :)

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    • March 16, 2013 at 6:50 am
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      You should definitely carboload – that will help me a lot!! :)

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  • March 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm
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    Your trip looks amazing! Best of luck in your race. Just to change it up a little we always go 101 it only adds 40 mins and it’s amazingly beautiful. Big plus stop in Paso Robles, on the main drag there is a deli that’s beyond amazing “The Red Scooter Deli”. I can’t remember the name of this sandwich but it’s a hot pastrami w/melted provolone cheese n pepperonchinis. To. Die. For. Best recovery sandwich in the world. Amazing menu and kids meals, super sweet worker minions too!

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    • March 16, 2013 at 6:50 am
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      Ha! I would never have thought of that (the 101 I’m used to – between San Jose and San Francisco) could hardly be called amazingly beautiful! We should definitely try it, it’ll change things up, and with a kid… what is time, anyway? :) Thanks for the tips!

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      • March 16, 2013 at 7:06 am
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        Oh and since I am ding a 5K in Santa Cruz tomorrow I’ll carbo load too. Us Mother Runners have to support each other!!!

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