I was looking for my first 5k of the year, and I ran across the Irondog 5k in East Lansing. The Irondog fund was created to support surgeries for animals at Michigan State's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Not only do I love animals, but last month we had to take our 15-year-old cat Daisy to MSU's emergency vet hospital when she was disoriented and not moving well. We had excellent care although we did end up having to put her down as she deteriorated quickly. It was such a sad and shocking experience, but I knew she was in good hands at MSU. I wanted to run this race and donate to the Irondog cause for all of those animals who give such joy to their humans.
|My Daisy - best pet ever.|
The race ran through MSU's campus along the river. It was a great course, and there were tons of volunteers everywhere. Everything was well marked and it was a really fun race. There were over 700 participants, and even though the course was narrow at times it was never too crowded. After the race I grabbed a bottle of water and loved that there were bowls of water there for all of the pups who were running and walking.
|At the start|
|Check out this handsome guy!|
|Focus at the finish|
|Water break for pups - I love it.|