There is something of a story leading up to this post, but I'm short on time this morning so let's jump right in:
Yesterday Greta and I participated in the DOG JOG 2010! It was my first numbered race, and it was Greta's first bandana'd race.
We were both really nervous, but calmed down after some stretching.
This was a very casual race, and after the announcer made some confusing remarks and started the 4k group five minutes late, I took off with them even though I was in the 2k race.
Because of this, when it came time to turn off on the 2k route, I was the first one. This is a lovely feeling, with the station people cheering you on, telling you are the first one through. I started to feel like that wasn't quite right, as I had left too early, so Greta and I stopped at each station for long drinks of water. I didn't want to be the first one in! Part of the route took us through residential areas and to kill some time I stopped at two garage sales. We didn't really see anything we wanted, which was good, because all I had in my pockets where some dog treats and a fancy bag for picking up dog poop. Maybe I could have bartered?
Finally I saw some 2k peeps coming up, so Greta and I took off again to finish the race.
Greta got a medal at the end. She was so proud. Greta did wonderfully in her first race as she only tried to trip me twice.
After checking out all the vendors, we went to the Cohen's house so the kids could practice Dog Jogging around the backyard.
She had a huge day yesterday, and as soon as we got home she curled up for a long nap.
The Dog Jog was da bomb dot com. We are now looking forward to other Parks4Pups events. Thanks Dog Jog!