On Saturday morning it was off to Pembroke, Massachusetts to take part in the HussDog Jog 5K. I have run this race a couple of times before and each year the race organizers put on a great event while raising funds for an amazing cause.
The race commemorates the passing of Steven R. Hussey by bringing family, friends, and the town of Pembroke together in a celebratory 5k and 2 mile walk!
Proceeds from the race benefit the nonprofit Stroke Rehabilitation and Healing (SRH). SRH’s mission is to raise awareness regarding the challenges met by stroke patients and their families.
Having run the race before, I knew the course details pretty well and recalled how the race features a rather fair mix of flat terrain and rolling hills mixed into the course. The Pembroke Police Department does an outstanding job patrolling the rural, residential course and volunteers handed out water at two different water stops along the course.
Some days you run great and other days not so much. I had a tough time getting my legs really moving in the race and knew about halfway into the run that it wasn’t going to be my best showing. I finished the race with a time of 25:22, good for 8:09/miles. Not an all out terrible result for me, just not my best. That said, I was glad to be able to be a part of this great annual event raising funds for such an a good cause.
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