Monday, May 4, 2009

More Adventures In Running...

A few Sunday’s ago Steve and I went to Lawrence for a 5K benefiting the Lawrence Human Society.
Being a dog jog, we of course took Chewie. We met Lauren, Nick and Callie at the race, which went around part of KU campus. It was Nick, Callie and Chewies first 5K event. Nick unfortunately was sidelined due to an injury. We look forward to him joining us in the future though, once he heals up.

Steve and I were unsure of how long Chewie could go in a race, as the most he usually walks is a quarter mile. Callie runs with Lauren often, so she had been training for her 5K debut. See below for a picture I found on RunLawrence of the start of the race. If you look to the left of the picture you can see Steve and Chewie. Steve is wearing an orange shirt. (Its kind of small though)

The beginning of the race was crazy. All of the dogs were so excited and were taking off full speed and then one by one having to stop to use the bathroom. Haha. I thought for sure Chewie wouldn’t get more than a mile and then we would be carrying him. No way! My little dog ran the entire thing! He would sprint his little butt off, then jog some, then sprint again. It was amazing. All 5 of us (Lauren, Callie, Steve, Chewie and I) ran the whole thing together. It was really fun.
Chewie still had a ton of energy after the race when we were all hanging around. Once we got into the car to head back home he crashed. He slept like a baby for the rest of the day. It was so much fun and maybe one of my favorite races we have done so far. Callie and Chewie were amazing. We are so lucky to have such beautiful dogs.


Nancy said...

Chewie is incredible ! Running .. surviving bad dogs and doing it all with dignity !
I think it's because he has wonderful parents who love him :)

Gilmore-Kozlen said...

I love the picture of you and him!! He looks so exhausted and cute!

Lauren: ) said...

Um...LOVE that picture of us with the pups! I think it is a framer: ) I hope they have it again next year!