i totally heart runnin' in races, but a lot of the time, the race organizer peeps are kinda all bah humbug-ish and won't let us doggies join in the excitements. not this time, though! the see spot run race was all about us doggies! hip hip hooray!!
so the 5K was nice 'n early at 7:30 in the morning this past saturday, which was grrreat since it hadn't gotten steamy hot outside yet. whenevarrr i get to run in a race, i always run with my mama. there are two reasons for this. first like, my daddy runs very speedy gonzales-ish all on his own. second like, my mama is slower than molasses and needs some ants in her pants! my job is to get mama in the runnin' groove and provide the motivationals. now, obviously, we couldn't take any pics while we were runnin', but i drew a little reenactment of me gettin' mama fired up!
my way special technique works every time! me and mama and daddy finished the race strong and got grrreat times, even though mama tried to make me stop a couple times for water breaks. (more like she was tryin' to cheat and get little rest breaks!!) but really, i should totally point out that the nice humane society volunteers had set up like four or five awesome sauce water stations along the race course with waters to drink and little plastic pools full of water and somebuddy with a squirty hose just so no doggie would get overheated. i didn't drink any waters until the end of the race cuz i was uber focused, but i did get a really quick refreshin' squirt down with the hose about half way through. anywho, here i am with my sweaty mama after we finished the race!
there were lots of yummy delish snacks to eat when we were done -- bagels and english muffins with cream cheesy and nanas and orange slices and of course lots 'n lots of water. me and mama and daddy sat down in the park's amphitheater and ate some orange slices while we waited for the awards ceremony.
see the hooge golden retriever in the pic below? that's spot! he's the official doggie mascot of the race. spot is a really really really fast runner and does lots of races, so he's totally pro! well, an anonymous donor decided to donate extra green papers to my town's humane society for any doggies that could beat spot in the race. there were three doggies that beat spot, so that's even more green papers for my town's humane society! YAY!
|spot workin' the crowd!|
i can't wait to run my next race! there's gonna be another 5K in october to raise green papers for a local group that helps hoomans with special needs get matched up with their very own assistance doggie. rock on!!
|i was born to zoom! heehee!|