Burning the Midnight Oil
Running is one of my passions and it seems like that is all I have been doing recently. Well, last night was no different. With my running partners, Kimee, Vu, and Derek, we were at the starting line amidst 8,000 other runners. The sky was lit up with ultra-bright halogen lights that glowed in everyone’s faces and got us energized for a midnight run through the city. This year’s course was definitely much better than last year with us starting right in front of The LA Coliseum and running over to the Staples Center, down USC”s Greek Row, then back through the scary streets to the finish line.
After working an entire day on my feet, I managed to muster the energy to run the 6.2 miles in approximately 54 minutes. (Better than my time last year, I think). After, the race there were hardly any treats, a quickly depleting source of water, and lost of sweaty bodies. It was a fun and entertaining race, however, ultimately, the most accurate term to define the entire event had to have been – disappointment.
When I came in, there was not the refreshing taste of ice cold water waiting for me. By the time Vu came across the finish, there was no water to be had at all. And by the time Kimee crossed the finish, there were not even any of the cheap, insignifcant dog tags for all the finishers. We feel that it was very poorly planned, inadequately executed, and finally, just not the event we had hoped for. Maybe next year will be different, but until then, we’ll have to just keep running.
Thank you Kimee for phocumenting the event and running 6.2 miles with the camera.