Saturday, January 29, 2011


01.29.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

Wahoo! Another couple of "Race for the Paws" participants cross the finish line! :) The Humane Society Naples sponsored 5K is always a favorite, as the dogs get to run as well! This was my third year - every year I run more than walk, so that's an annual challenge for which to prepare. This year I only walked about 1/4 mile - look forward to seeing the post times.

Most here view the race as a community event for bringing awareness to a great organization. There are those who truly compete - though it appears that the majority of those are really trying to 'best' their own times rather beat out others. Competition usually infers winners and losers...and as much as 'survival of the fittest' does dictate that to a certain degree, I prefer to see success gauged on an ever-lengthening continuum with an emphasis on an internal focus. The continuous improvement cycle and lifelong learning process both fit nicely with that extended and personalized definition since 'winning' ultimately is not an 'end all'! Aviation Dr & Airport-Pulling Road, Naples, FL


  1. A great accomplishment! Congrats on the race.

  2. Sounds 'pawsitively' wonderful. What a great cause. Congratulations!

  3. Congrats on your third race!I'm sure the pets at the humane society appreciate your hard work!