"Yes, I am the bomb. Not only can I jump but I am also very fast."
Jameson had asked me to be on the lookout for a race for us to do. When I saw one that involved dogs I forwarded it to him and he immediately responded, "Yes!" So I picked him up Sunday morning and we got to the race in plenty of time to register.
There were lots of people there with their dogs and a good vibe in the air. People about to race with their dogs seemed to be a happy bunch. I was surprised at the number of people there without dogs also. There were many races in the area this weekend and I wouldn't have chosen this one without Jaxon.
We head off to the start. Jameson had NO idea what Jaxon would do. He rarely runs with him as Jaxon often just refuses to go. I have first hand experience of this from when I took care of him one weekend. Jameson thought he might be going half a mile and having to turn around. Jaxon might refuse to run. He might be scared when the path was next to the road and cars were nearby. He said it was fine as it was a good cause (Chase Away K9 Cancer 5K) regardless.
Jaxon looks a little hesitant although of course he has no idea what is going on.
It was a gorgeous morning and the walkers are waiting up on the hill.
Jaxon started back quite a ways but he should have been closer to the front. Who knew?
All of this race was on bike paths. They were hillier than I expected. At one point we went through a golf course I had no idea was there. I had a very slow first mile and then did pick it up a little. I wish I had gone faster that first mile. I hate being over 30 minutes but it is what it is.
Mile 1: 10:16
Mile 2: 9:49
Mile 3: 9:19
I guess I certainly negative split it. And I would say the first mile was the hilliest! But no complaints. I was racing on a gorgeous fall day with my son and his dog and many happy racers.
Now I need to get back to Jaxon. He was the second dog in his very first 5K! Yay to the best dog ever!
Overall I was 61/163. But many people probably don't usually race or were running slower with their dogs! Certainly a fun day and a race I'll go back to.