Lost Dog 5K Series


This month I participated in the Pacers Lost Dog 5K Series. It was a great community event held the first four Fridays evenings in August on the Bluemont Trail in Virginia. Unfortunately my schedule only allowed me to make the first two. The race itself was a quick out and back course on the trail. People ran with their dogs and some even “rented” one from the local animal shelter that the race sponsored. I didn’t run with one but I enjoyed time playing with the cute puppies at the end of the race.

Lost Dog 5K August 2013 1    Lost Dog 5K August 2013 2

Some of my coworkers ran as well and it was fun to spend time with them post-race at a fun restaurant called the Stray Cats Café (cute play on words). I ran my fastest 5Ks ever in my life—24:08 (19 out 200 participants at 7:46 pace) and 24:17 (16 out of 159 participants at 7:49 pace). Short distances can be pretty exhilarating and I had forgotten over the last few years how much fun testing yourself in a 5K can be!

Lost Dog 5K August 2013 3   Lost Dog 5K August 2013 5

I’m looking forward to next year’s series. Maybe I’ll have a dog by then…anyone have a suggestion on what type of dog makes the best running mate?

Lost Dog 5K August 2013 4

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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