For those of you running the Los Angeles marathon this weekend, check out JHill's suggestions for pre and post race activities. With so many months spent preparing for the race, the before and after activities in a new city often get forgotten. Carb-up before the LA Marathon at some of LA's best Italian restaurants and treat yourself at some of the city's loveliest spas...
Le Petit Four – order the penne le petit four and celebrity-watch.
Dan Tana's – an old hollywood stomping ground with a superb chicken parm.
Osteria Mozza – order literally anything and everything on the menu.
the Raven Spa – message your aching body at this aesthetically pleasing spa in Silverlake.
Purity Organic Spa – Cleanse your pores of sweat and smog with a facial from owner Carol. Hands down the best facial in Los Angeles, plus only natural and organic products used.
Olive and June – Pamper those sore-soles at this perfectly-polished nail salon in Beverly Hills.