"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Racing in the Rain...For the Animals..

This Sunday, was another race day! 

 Our race shirts were super cute, and purple!! I havn't gotten a purple shirt yet!

The day started out humid, but not too hot, slightly overcast, but no ominous storm clouds.

I made my way to my local dog park to run for a local animal rescue. Being the proud Mom of cutest rescue dog in the world....I love this sort of thing!!

Shout out to Mr. Magoo, shown here, co-bathing his cat sister, Fizzgig. (he doesn't know he isn't a cat...shh)

It was so endearing to see all the rescue workers being reunited with the dogs they had fostered, or worked with, and seeing the excitement at how happy they are in their new homes.

There were plenty of doggie pools for the pups to enjoy, along with fun doggie games. Mr. Magoo was not in attendance. (Shih Poo's aren't built for running, they are made for snuggling!)

My only goal for my run was to shave a few seconds off my last 5k time of 30.35. 

About a mile into the run, the skies opened up and gave us a major beating
Along with the rain there was thunder. And it was a trail run, that flooded quickly, so there was also the mud  to contend with.

I thought I was doing pretty good, because I switched between full on blind sprinting, to semi-blind walking. 

All in all I finished at 34minutes. I wanted to give up and walk, but I kept on trucking. I can't complain given the circumstances, and the great cause I supported.

Save a life, adopt a pet!!!


Debbie @ Live from La Quinta said...

Sounds like fun. As you know, rescuing dogs is one of my favorite things.

Jas said...

You're inspiring me to start running again.


Teena in Toronto said...

The Toronto Humane Society used to have a walkathon and I would take my dog.

If your body is a temple, mine must be a mansion! said...

Good for you - running in rain/snow can prove difficult, but you did it!

BTW - I keep getting a malware warning when I click on your blog link. Let me know if you want to screen capture from google chrome and I can send it to you so you can see whats up? Not sure if I am the only one getting this?

Rachel said...

Great job! :) We actually adopted from Paws & Prayers when they were at Petsmart on Howe Ave a few years back :)

Beal88 said...

Great job battling the elements! Fighting that adversity will help you in future races.

Fizzgig said...

it was fun, and once I got home and got dry, I appreciated the experience much more! i love that you love to rescue animals!! it warms my heart!!

do it! get out there! run! it's always something to look forward to, and there is always a goal to beat!

oh id much rather run in the snow, with my snow trax on! but it was fun just the same! I dunno about the malware thing....thats daunting!!

awe, you should go to the alumni picnic! i wish the rescue i got my dog from did one, it was so cute!

thanks! I'm trying to push thru the more uncomfortable things to improve. its an ongoing battle, mostly, with my inner thoughts! my body is always up for the challenge!