Tell us a little bit about your favorite running partner.
Trixie is a terrier/poodle mutt. We rescued her when she was 4 months old. Now she's a year and is still learning the ropes of running.
Where is your favorite place to run with your pooch?
We haven't gotten too many miles in together yet since she's still learning. So far we enjoy running in our neighborhood.
Tell us about a running moment that made you proud.
Every time I take Trixie out on the run I'm a little more proud. The first few times we went running together she would run as fast as she could and I had a hard time keeping up. It was frustrating for both of us. But the more we've run together, the more she stays right by my side. She weaves very little and there's a lot of slack in the leash (which is how it's supposed to be!). It makes running together a lot more pleasant and we have a blast.
What running (or life) lesson can we learn from our dogs?
To always have fun! If running isn't fun, what's the point?
Do you want to tell us anything else about you or running with your dog?
When we first got her, she was not the breed I wanted to run with. I had a completely different dog in mind. But I'm glad I gave her a chance because as it turns out, she's quite a great running partner! My advice if you get a dog to run with: don't give up! Puppies are hard to run with. Wait until they're older and their bones have hardened and their attention span is longer. They'll love running with you!
Any parting thoughts?
If I let her off the leash at the end of our run, her favorite thing to do is run as fast as she can. Even if we just ran four miles together and she's fairly tired, she still has enough energy to run, run, run! She runs to the neighborhood dogs' houses to see if they're available to play. And if they're not, she explores the woods behind the homes on our street. It's really cute.
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