Running and walking are so much fun and so healthy for me and my human, aka Mom. We have a special bond which is only made stronger through our morning runs or walks. Both of us look forward to the morning every day, even on days when we only have time for a short walk.
For about eight months out of the year, we run in the morning, Monday – Friday. This is the first year we run alone. Before this year, Bailie would run with me and Mom every other day, and Madison on the days Bailie didn’t run. Because they both have some arthritis things going on, they are no longer running. Nelson would like to run but Mom says he is just to crazy and strong. It would be dangerous for him to come along but next year we may give it a try.
Speaking of Nelson, I don’t walk with him very often because the two of us are so wild. When we travel is probably the most we walk together. The two of us have a lot of fun together…at Mom’s expense sometimes. She says it makes for good resistance training for her body. Loose leash walking isn’t something Mom cares much about, thus we often pull or lunge and she has to deal with that.
When I do walk with Mom in the morning, on weekends or in the winter, we have a lot of fun. It is the same kind of bonding we get from running the other days. Sometimes we practice things like jumping up on tree stumps and sitting on them. I think it is fun and sometimes it makes for good photos. Walking clears both of our minds, and relieves stress too.
Mom and I do both our running and walking pretty fast. We challenge each other to race uphill when running and when just walking we do more speed walking. It probably burns more calories and we can go further in a shorter amount of time. Both of us like to do pretty much everything in life in a speedy fashion. Hopefully it won’t get us into any trouble! We both look forward to many more years of fun runs and walks together in the morning. What a Grand way to start the day.
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