"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it along to someone else." Mitch Albom

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Jogging Partner

 I decided to introduce Churry to running with me.  I've always been very skeptical about letting my dogs run with me.  I have always been very concerned about their joints, them tripping me, my own general uncoordination and exhaustion when running, etc. that has led me to determine that is an activity I enjoy by myself.  But, with my time being so limited I found I was having to run, then take Churry for a walk immediately  after I got home.  When my muscles hurt and I'm tired.  It doesn't put me in a very good state of mind for walking her.  So, after hearing several vets tell me that introducing it gradually is fine for her age, I decided to do it.

I don't know how this will go because my endurance is far ahead of hers right now.  I'm so paranoid about exhausting her or injuring her that we only ran about 1/2 a mile.  I will lose ground fast on my own endurance if that's all I'm running every day.  But, Churry loved everything about that 1/2 mile!  She picked her head up and was prancing so tall and proud beside me.  She stayed EXACTLY where she was supposed to.  She was a perfect running partner!

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