Race for the Greys
It was a casual and friendly atmosphere. The race began with a volunteer shouting, "Ready, set, go!" after explaining the course. "Follow the yellow ribbons" was pretty much all I heard. The trails in the park did a lot of winding, which I enjoy in a race. I actually passed about five people, which is not the norm for me. I'm usually the one getting passed! I started out slow to see how I would feel, probably an 11-minute mile average to start, and eventually I must have increased to something below 10-min miles because I pretty much finished at 30 minutes on the dot.
My friend, Cate, who volunteers for GPA and recruited me and other friends to the race, did the 1-mile walk with her husband. Hea and her boyfriend, Mike, also ran the 5K and they both did awesome. If anyone wants to support GPA or foster or adopt a greyhound, click on the link. These dogs are retired from Derby Lane, and there might be one just for you!