Friday, October 5, 2012

Fitness Friday: Double Race Weekend

Last weekend I enjoyed a much needed break from races, but read all about the Smuttynose Half Marathon from my running friends who ran it. Hopefully they will want to do it again next year because I've added it to my #FitnessBucketList!

So after getting a chance to catch my breath (and spend some quality time at home), this weekend I'm doubling up on races and running a 5K for dogs and a 10K for women.  

The 3rd Annual My Dogs Are Barking 5K benefits the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. Last year my loyal running partner, Booney, made his debut at this local race held in Bedford, NH. On Sunday, my husband and I will be pacing Booney to his first PR. My friend Gary is the event organizer and he has been working hard to organize an awesome day for runners, walkers, and canines. 


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On Monday I'll be spending Columbus Day afternoon on the Boston Common for the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women thanks to Reebok and FitFluential. This event opens with a stroll through the Health & Fitness Pavilion, followed by a pre-race warmup with Reebok Ambassador Tara Stiles before a noon race start. Most exciting, the spokesperson for the race is Joan Benoit Samuelson, a truly inspirational running legend. 


from the Tufts Facebook Page

Even though these two races couldn't be more different in size, location, and beneficiaries, they both encourage people to be active and have fun while supporting a good cause and healthy living.  




Have you ever run a race with your pet?



What's on your #FitnessBucketList?



5 comments:

  1. Wow, what an exciting weekend for you! I don't think I've ever run two races in one weekend. I look forward to hearing all about it, especially your time with Joan!

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  2. Have a great racing weekend! Races with dogs steal my heart (I coordinate a program of volunteers who run with shelter dogs). I've done 3 races with one of my dogs, just love them!!

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  3. Big racing weekend for you!!!! I've never run a race with my dog. I'd love to but haven't. & I'll see you Monday!!!!

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  4. Quite a weekend you have planned - good luck! I don't have any pets. I think races for causes are so much better than other types of races. Most of the races I've run/will be running in have been to support causes I care about. It's great that you can offer support and do something you love at the same time.

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