Hi, Debbie. Tell us a little bit about your favorite running partners.
This is a little complicated. My favorite running partner is my Dalmatian Penny. She is now about 13.5 years old though, and "running" is not always what we do. She still gets very excited about getting out there though, but the actual running may last a half mile or so, then we're walking and sniffing (and peeing).
Where is your favorite place to run with your pooch?
We run on the trails around our house.
Not with any of my current dogs, though Penny was adopted at a 5k. She was only nine months old, very skinny, and wearing one of those "adopt me" vests. We had just lost our Dalmatian, so my husband and I just had to look at each other and we knew she was ours.
Tell us about a running moment that made you proud.
Well, I just ran my 36th marathon a few months ago.
What important running (or life) lesson can we learn from our dogs?
I wrote a whole post on this: http://livefromlaquinta.com/2013/12/10/aging-gracefully/ (from Lea: this is a really cute post! click and read it)
Do you want to tell us anything else about you or running with your dog?
I have had a canine running partner for the last 15 years. I don't always run with my dogs (especially now that Penny is getting older), but I try to do it at least three days a week. I know you understand because you run with your dog too, but it is such an important part of their life. The look they get when you put on your running shoes is like to other. It makes you feel guilty to walk out the door without them? Plus, as Penny proves, it keeps them healthy and strong, just like it does their human running partners.
What are you waiting for? Link up! I can't wait to read about all your furry running partners!