Friday, March 3, 2017

Furry Friday Feature: Running Wisdom From Our Furry Friends

Hi, Friends. It's Furry Friday Feature and today I am doing a roundup of the running wisdom from our furry friends. When I do Furry Friday Feature interviews I always ask: 

What life lessons can we learn from our four-legged running partners?

Turns out those furry fellows can teach us a lot. Here are the best answers from the past couple of years. 


The most important thing we can learn from our pets, is to slow down and connect. She forces me to engage in conversations with other dog owners. I have met some amazing people, that I might not have otherwise. My dog has taught me many things, but most of all she has opened my heart to my true self.


Ellie has actually taught me two very important lessons about running: First, you've almost always got a little bit more to give. She lets me know when she's had enough and would like to stop, but no matter what she almost always seems to have a little bit "left in the tank" for us to finish up our run. She doesn't quit on her partner.

Ellie is smart.


Second, and probably more important, when you need to stop, you need to stop. She is completely unashamed about plopping down in the shade right in the middle of a run if she's just plain out of gas. And guess what? It doesn't ruin her day. She's still happy. That's taught me to enjoy the process more, as opposed to having an "all or nothing" attitude.


Live in the moment. There are a thousand little things that trip me up during the day...and much of it is either dwelling on the past or worrying about something that hasn't happened. Dogs just do the deal and are happy to be around their people.


Lily would be the first to tell you that no matter what else is going in your life, a run always makes things better..


The dogs we run with are usually the most stressed dogs in the shelter. When they are out running you can watch the stress disappear. They are just dogs doing what dogs love to do. People need to also find something they love to do (for me it's running) and let themselves escape the day to day stresses of life for a while.

I hope you enjoyed this special edition of Furry Friday Feature! Give your favorite four-legged running buddy a belly rub from me!

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Keep Running,


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