Having a four legged running partner can have all sorts of challenges. My pup Shadow (AKA "the toddler") could learn a few things about speed work. His idea of speed work involves spontaneous, unplanned sprints, such as when one spots a squirrel or rabbit on the side of the running trail. I don't know about you but spotting a rabbit or squirrel makes me want to burst into speed work. Also he should learn that sniffing the back side of your fellow four legged runner when passing is not good form. Of course good etiquette starts at home and Shadow recently learned that running shoes are not bones and should NOT be buried in the back yard! It took me 2 days to find my shoe that was covered in a dirt hole at least 12 inches deep, I kid you not! Notice the guilty looks on both their faces when confronted!
The yellow lab is the brains and he's her henchman!
Actually Shadow is a really great pup and a steady running partner that does well at staying the course. If I let him lead, he actually runs a perfect 10 min. pace, it's amazing. My favorite part of having a four legged running partner is on the way home looking at his happy face hanging out the window. Shadow may have the running etiquette of a dog but he's my running partner and a good one at that.
This is where we are staying while in Breck!
We leave in a few days for Breckenridge Colorado. I've never been to Colorado so this will be a treat for me. I hope to run a couple of times while there but I want to see how the higher altitude will make me feel. It has been really heating up here in the South so a week in the mountains will be a nice break. Running has been going very well, praise the Lord! I feel like I have turned a corner recently and really getting in a grove. Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far.