Hi, I am Ollie! It is nice to meet you. If we ever meet in person, I'll be sure to give you the opportunity to rub my belly. It will be your pleasure. My Mom Lea tells me that she writes a running blog. Now, I don't really know what a blog is, but I do know a little bit about running. It is one of my favorite things to do, right up there with napping and teasing those annoying cats. As an expert on the subject of running for the love of it, my Mom asked me to share some of my best running tips with you. Here are five things to remember about running.
Run for FunI run because I love the way the wind feels against my ears and the pavement under my paws. I run for the pure pleasure of being one with nature and spending time with my Mom. Exercising my body is just a side effect. Some people have been telling me lately that I have packed on a few pounds, but I say I am a growing healthy boy who needs to eat. I don't run to lose weight, it just happens to be an added bonus. p.s. I don't diet.
Seize Every OpportunityI seize every opportunity to run. When I see Mom put on her running shoes and reach for the leash, I start to get very eager. One might say my excited high jumps are my warm-up. I meet every opportunity for a run with excitement and enthusiasm. I never get bored of running. I am never too tired to run, even after a long day at the office (and by office I mean back yard, of course). I run every chance I get.
Play it By EarMom wears this fancy watch and does something called intervals. Sometimes she gets too caught up in the numbers. I don't pay too much attention to time or speed. I run faster when I see a squirrel to chase and slow down when I need to sniff a tree. I think you running humans call that Fartleks. I call it life.
Be SocialI love to make new friends on my run. Mom is more of a solo runner, but I love to give a bark-out to all my friends behind the fences, both old and new. If I see humans out there, I am also open to have a new friend pet me. I'm a social runner. I give love and accept it freely, without reserve. It is a good way to live.
|Whoa, that is a big dog!|
|This is my girlfriend. She is pretty cute, huh?|
Rest & RecoverI rest. As much as I love to run, I love to nap. Recovery is important. Besides, my bed is really comfy.
I hope you enjoyed my guest post on Mom's blog. Mom really liked my guest post. She gave me a high five and an extra treat for a job well done.
I hope that you love to run as much as I do. Life is pretty good over here, one might call it a Dog's Life.
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