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Let's Complain About How The L.A. Marathon Is Ruining Our Day

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Mile 17 (Photo by life serial via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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Every year as the L.A. marathon approaches, we hear all sorts of heart-warming stories of people who have overcome the odds whether that's multiple sclerosis or jerk ex-fiancés. But when the day arrives, it's a chance for the rest of us mere mortals (who are more into marathon mimosas than marathons) to complain about just how hard it is to deal with the music, the street closures and even just the idea that people are voluntarily subjecting themselves to this.

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Some of us are trapped inside some Alanis Morissette-style irony of not being able to work out because of being working out:

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Some of us just feel literally trapped:

But, hey, some of us have been able to make the marathon work for us:

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