Sunday, June 10, 2012

Today We Dashed

We had 9 miles on our marathon training plan today.  We ran the last 3 miles during the Dash for Dasher Memorial 5K that Eric at Roc the Run organized for the greyhound that was attacked and killed in our area last week.

 A nice sign for Dasher

Mike and I had actually moved our long run to yesterday, but after waking up we both decided to just do it today.  That meant that we needed to run 6 miles before Dash for Dasher and time it just right so that we weren't standing around too long in between.

The master route developer in our household (Mike), mapped out our route having it end at the location for Dash for Dasher.  Unfortunately, the event wasn't until noon so we didn't leave our house until 10:56am.

It was hot!  I started out alright but by 5 miles I was already way too hot.  We got to Dash for Dasher at about 11:57, so we just made it in time!

 Eyes are closed and stretching in between

Me with the sign

I have to say that Eric and his wife Sheila did an AMAZING job organizing this event in such a short amount of time.  So many people were there and they had food and water provided for everyone running and walking.  There were even door prizes, although we didn't win anything!

 We all wore white in honor of Dasher's fur color

Greyhounds ready to walk

I was also able to meet another #trailsroc founder, Sean, and his daughter.  We had been DailyMile friends for awhile and are just now twitter friends.  Mike and I are going to go to a #trailsroc meet up in a couple of weeks so it was fun to officially meet him!

The last three miles of our run were just as hot, but knowing we were doing it for Dasher made it worth it.  After getting some food, we walked home (about a mile).  

Thank you again to Eric for doing a great job with this event!  There were so many people and dogs (greyhounds, pit bulls and various others) there supporting Dasher's family and the community.  This is what running is all about!

38 comments:

  1. What a great day of running!! Excellent job!!

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  2. Awesome long run & race! How nice to put together an event and so sad for Dasher. Amazing run despite being so late and HOT!

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    1. It was definitely a great event! Unfortunately, really hot too.

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  3. What a great event Jamie! I had planned to run for Dasher today too but I'm still at the farm and we are under a tornado watch so no running today. I'll run tomorrow for Dasher though!

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    1. I hope you are alright! The event was amazing!

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  4. I ran 7 miles today for Dasher...really wish that I could have been there with all of you but I was thinking of him.

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    1. I'm glad you were able to run for Dasher! We met his sister Vixen, she was very cute!

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  5. This is what I love about runners. There's such a community.

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    1. Exactly! There's nothing else like it :)

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  6. That sounds like such a great event! I've thought about organizing a local 5k someday, but it would be a ton of work. Kudos to them for pulling it off!

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    1. It was definitely a lot of work! Unofficial 5K this year but they are planning on doing it again next year and hopefully for many years to come!

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  7. Looks like such a great event on honor of Dasher. Such a sad story about that poor dog :(

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    1. It was a great event, but still very sad!

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  8. I'm glad you did the dash for dasher, such a heartbreaking story, an unnecessary loss.

    (bloody hot in Toronto today too, we're pretty close to you, I think, so similiar hot weather).

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    1. We are pretty close to Toronto, it has definitely been hot lately! I think cooler (a little bit) weather is coming though!

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  9. That is outstanding that Eric got such a huge group of runners together in such a short time! The running community is fantastic. :)

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    1. It was definitely a large group! Most people did the 1 mile walk but it was still amazing to see!

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  10. Great run. Thanks so much for coming out and supporting our event. What a great show of community.

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    1. Thanks Eric! We wouldn't have missed it!

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  11. Nice run today, guys! I'm so impressed that you did 9 miles in that heat!!! You are going to rock your next race!!! --sheila

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    1. Thanks Sheila! Luckily our next race is on Friday at 6pm and I think it is going to be a little bit cooler out!

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  12. Great job running for Dasher! I was thinking of you guys today and wishing I could have been there!

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  13. love being able to do a longer run with a race. great job

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    1. That was the first time we did it, and it seemed to work out pretty well.

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  14. sounds super fun! greyhounds are so pretty.

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  15. a very neat event, but whewwwww noon?! maybe i'm just thinking of the temps we had and um it would have been like a few feet dash at 90 degrees

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    1. It was definitely hot!! But I'm glad I got through it and at a pretty decent pace for me in the heat!

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  16. Runners taking the time for such a worthy cause. I love the idea of running to a race and finishing a long run with a 5k.

    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

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    1. It was an amazing event! It raised $6,000 in just a week and a half and will help cover the emergency vet and medical bills.

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  17. Wow, what a great event! I can't believe he organized it that fast. Awesome and for such a great cause! Great job getting your mileage in:)

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    1. Thank you! It was a great event, Eric did a great job!

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  18. Nice work! Sounds like a great event!

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