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Hi, Chantelle. Tell us a little bit about your favorite running partner.
My favorite running partner is my 60-lb. staffie mix, Felix, adopted from Austin Animal Center where I've volunteered for almost seven years as a runner of shelter dogs. Felix is six years old, and a tireless athlete. He once accompanied me on a 22-mile marathon training run, then he went swimming for 40 minutes, and then played with his cattle dog friend for 40 minutes. He still wasn't tired.
Have you ever raced with your dog?
The dogs I've trained with have so much enthusiasm and joy in running. I find their "running is fun" attitude contagious, which makes canines the best running coaches out there.
|Chantelle and a shelter dog!|
Also, my running with shelter dogs has been featured in Fitness Magazine (http://bit.ly/Q5oxRm), Ruffwear (http://dogblog.ruffwear.net/2014/02/20/running-shelter-dogs-motivates-volunteer-to-run-a-marathon) and our local news in Austin (dlvr.it/5gHTXd) - I'm fairly evangelical about what a great thing it is!
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