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!