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Universal Studios Backlot 5K December 5, 2010

Filed under: Hollywood Events,Races,Running — Kelocity @ 3:41 pm
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This morning, Irving and I got up at 6am to run walk the ‘Say No to Drugs’ 5K. This year, the race was held at the Universal Studios backlot! The route follows the Tram route and goes through all the movie sets back there! Of course we couldn’t pass up a race like this!

I declared it time to swap out my sneakers and try out my new shoes! Out with the old, in with the new!
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We picked up our bibs yesterday, and were very impressed by the Goodie Bags. We all got a bib, shoe chip, T-Shirt and a bag o’ schwag!
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Erica met us at our house at 6:30a and we grabbed a banana and headed out!
It was pretty cold in LA this morning!

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Universal looked so empty at sunrise!
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No one was in citywalk!
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But it was so pretty decorated to look like Christmas!
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Snow next to Palm trees?
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When we got there, we walked around the expo for a little bit before the race started.
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Irving was sporting the ‘Drug Free’ ribbon! The only way to be!
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Races are more fun with friends!
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Speaking of friends!! I love my running group, the LA Racers!
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Then it was Go time!
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We took our time and walked because it was just so cool to be able to walk in the backlot. We get to go back there during Halloween Horror Nights, but that’s at night and you can’t see as much! This was way cooler!

First stop: the set of Jaws!
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Then we headed into Mexico!
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The ‘Flash Flood’ location
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Then we headed back in time to the Old West!
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Then into downtown New York
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Good Old Alfred Hitchcock’s offices!
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We also passed some prop storage areas. Anyone need a phonebooth?
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Or a mailbox?
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What a cool place to run a race!
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And then we headed for a jog down Wisteria Lane!

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I knocked, but Gabrielle wasn’t home (jk!)
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Susan’s (old) house on the lane!
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And Bree’s House
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And parked along the street were the prop cars (with all emblems removed). lol We think this is Susan’s car from ‘Desperate Housewives’.
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Next stop: Whoville (which was decorated up for ‘Grinchmas’.
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And right around the corner… The Bates Motel!

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And guess who was cheering us on as we walked by? (Ok, maybe he wasn’t exactly cheering, but it was cool to see Norman!)
creepy!
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And then the famous ‘War of the Worlds’ set. This is almost scarier in daylight than during Horror Nights!
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Started out innocent…
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Wait for it…
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PHOTOBOMB!! haha!
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And before we knew it, the finish line was up ahead!
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When we finished, the view of Burbank and Warner Brothers was great from the top.
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We did it!
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What do you celebrate with after an extraneous leisurely 3.1 mile walk? Eat Pancakes!

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All participants got a pancake breakfast!
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It was freezing though, maybe in the 50s? So we headed back home after that. One warm shower later, and we passed out for a 2.5 hour nap!!
What a great way to spend a Sunday though. A little bit of Husband, Hollywood, Exercise and pancakes! Perfect!

 

 
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