The Finale – Scoobtober 10k

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Scooby-Doo Virtual Run Series  and this month we will attempt the Scoobtober 10k as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Well I had high hopes going into the second leg of the Scooby-Doo Virtual Run Series, however what I did not anticipate was that our new dog would be stubborn. So to be absolutely transparent, while we did increase our distance to a 10k, we ended up needing to break up the runs / walks into much shorter distances.

With October came colder temperatures and apparently Lila was not a fan nor was she willing to jog/run more than 500 meters at a time. Just something that being a new dog owner of a four month old puppy I will have to get used to.

So back to the 2nd leg of the Run Series, the Scoobtober 5k/10k. For those who didn’t have a chance to read our first blog post, I selected the 10k to build on distance and speed. The goal of the Scooby-Doo Virtual Run Series was to get you out running or walking with your four legged friends. In those regards I have to say we accomplished that. It needed up being a family affair as we all are on a running kick at the moment. Not to mention we all know we have to keep our dogs active.

So on to how we completed the challenge of a 10k. After the first few runs, that were slated for 1.5 miles at a time, turned in to completed disasters, we cut them back to 0.5 miles at a time. This allowed us to stay in the neighborhood and showcase off Lila. The funny thing is she actually ran when she knew we were headed back to the house. Go figure! In the end it took us logging 11 runs to complete the challenge and we did just that on Halloween.

Then it was time to award Lila with her swag from the race, which she absolutely just loves. As you can see the medals are HUGE and pretty cool. The backpack is very large and better quality than most I receive from races.

For those who completed both in the September DooGood 5k and October Scoobtober 5k/10k received an extra challenge medal.

Overall I absolutely enjoyed the Scooby-Doo Virtual Race Series as it allowed me to be active along with our new puppy. I’ve always been a fan of the Virtual races as I can’t always commit to running on a specific date with the constant flux of weekend activities. Hopefully you were able to take part in one, if not both races.

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