OC Marathon and Pho 79
After getting my fat*ss around the 2010 OC Marathon (Orange County, for the uninitiated) in a disappointing 4:03:24, it was time to get lunch with Kim at Pho 79. Pho 79 is extremely delicious, and coming from west Los Angeles where even mediocre pho is hard to find, Pho 79 is always a treat.
As for the OC Marathon itself, the main highlights were the pretty decent scenery the first half of the course and the fact that Kool n Fit was there. For aching muscles, Kool n Fit is awesome. So much better than Salon Pas, it's not even funny. The rest of the race itself was pretty meh. Kind of crowded at the start + rather disorganized + no wave start, crowded spots in the first half, and once all the half marathoners break off, the crowd dwindles from large to where-the-hell-is-everyone why-am-I-running-in-an-industrial-park. Water and aid stations get infrequent too... if I do this race again I may stick to the half, way more people and a better environment. Not to mention tons of cuties. *grins*