Distance with a Cause

After my brief hiatus from running, I am ready for my next distance race.  I am scaling it back a bit and doing the Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon again this year.  Not only am I running it, but I am also raising money to help my favorite dog; the Pit Bull.  I am part of a great team of people who are out to spread the good word and raise awareness about the Pit Bull breed, as well as raise funds to support rescues in our area who are taking these dogs under their wings, and finding them good responsible homes!

We will be running the Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on March 25th! We are hoping that people are at the finish line, to greet us, with their Pit Bulls ( as well as non-Bully dogs). That would be so awesome!  Our team name is called Pit Bull Warriors.  We are even in the works to have shirts made to wear while we run!

I’m enjoying being a part of a running group, and our long running days are always with our dogs.  It’s great to get our furbabies out there for some good exercise!

Please contribute to our cause, by going to this chip-in link. Also when you do contribute, make sure and include my name in the comments section. Thank you everyone!!! Please donate via the chip in link, if you can, and please spread the word about our mission!

http://triathlonforshortyscharities.chipin.com/team-pit-bull-warriors-12-marathon-fundraiser

A huge thank you from Team Pit Bull Warrior!

A great group for a great cause!

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Number 4

Wow okay so it has been more than a few days since I updated my blog!  I did get my running in, but took it easy as far as the holiday weekend goes. The last week or so has taken off on me, due to a very hectic workload at the office, and from rescuing a sweet puppy that was at death’s door, at a local animal shelter.

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A tired dog is a good dog – Running with Ringo

Ringo my little Pit Bull mix, loves me very much; so much that he cannot stand it when I go out on my training runs, and leave him behind in his crate. I put chew toys galore in there, and he will gnaw on them like crazy, but as soon as he sees me open the door to leave, he is standing up at attention, head cocked to the side as if to say, “HEY!! Where do you think you’re going???”.  As I close the door and lock it, he starts whining, barking, and yapping like crazy.  He hits those high notes like a well training opera singer.

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