The closest I've come to running a marathon (remember when Sara Catania trained for a marathon and wrote about it on LA Observed?) is wishing that I wanted to want to. Today, a few thousand runners -- including a few hundred from the it's on/it's off storm-canceled New York Marathon -- are in town, making me wishing that wish again. So far, no luck.
So here's the finish line in the Zuma Beach parking lot, coming close--
...and even closer. You're almost there!