2015 Mustache Dache 5K: Skipped race benefitting men’s health to get healthy

Mustache1The Mustache Dache 5K is a flat, fun race in November that I always like to run. Many of my former colleagues at Zones do it, so it’s a chance to see them and catch up. It’s also a course at Seattle’s Magnuson Park that I generally fare well on — I got my post-ankle surgery PR on it in 2014.

It’s also for a good cause. Proceeds for this national series go to Zero Cancer, a national men’s health charity to eliminate prostate cancer.

But the nasty cold I got after my last race, the Dawg Dash 10K on October 18, kept me on the couch this time. On November 8, I skipped this race, and seeing my friends, and getting in a good training run before the Seattle Half-Marathon in late November. I skipped it even though I’d paid for it — happy though to have donated to the cause.

Mustache2Yah, my chest cold has lasted awhile. I am much better now, as I write this (November 8), and probably could have done the run (in wet weather). But I am so sick of coughing fits at night and feeling zonked out on Nyquill that I want to be over this — for good! So I listened to my doctor and didn’t do the race.

Congrats to my former Zones peeps Jaime Massie, Jennifer Winchester, Tyra Nelson, and Karly Simmons, plus Boyd Massie (who finished 11th overall!), and former Microsoft colleague Jen Gaudette (ninth in her age group!) for their fine finishes. Full results are here. Sorry I missed you guys.

I’ll be running again soon. But we’ll see how ready I am for the Seattle Half on November 29.

Till next time!


About monteenbysk

I am not an elite runner or bicyclist, though I am friends with many. I run, walk, and bike for fun and the health benefits. I can get you to the finish but probably not to the Boston Marathon (and especially not to the Tour de France).
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