May 25, 2009: OK; not the greatest time. Placed 100th in my division at a 60% grade. As an excuse, I am recovering from pretty painful but not all that drastic surgery in March which caused me not to be all that interested in training.
There were close to 20,000 runners. The weather was overcast and around 70 degrees. We started at 7:20. Characteristically we couldn't hear the national anthem, even though we had no problem hearing Mayor Antonio Villarigosa and some of the promos.
I ran with several members of my stake; 11 from one ward alone. I have gone running with them in the past. I think I beat all of them; not quite sure. One sister from my stake, a few years younger than me, placed 20th in her division. One fellow, 10 years old than me, placed 24th.
I'll have pix.