I follow a lot of runners on Instagram and they all mention how great a running partner is. Thing is, I am too slow to run with anybody. I once tried to join the local running group and they told me they didn’t have anyone that did slower than a 10-minute mile but they would give me a map I could follow–gee thanks. I can make my own route…I was interested in running with somebody.
Then, for a short time I could run with Caitlyn, but she is faster than me and trying to get her to run is very difficult.
I gave up on running with anybody and just ran for myself, but I was kind of bummed out.
Then this little dude came along.
His legs are long enough to run with me but not so long that he’s dragging me. I have started taking him with me more often. The other day I tried to sneak out without him and he was having nothing of it. He now gets excited just seeing me in my running clothes. He does 4 miles easily, though by the end he is slowing down. I don’t know how much further he can go–I might have to sneak out for my longer runs, but for now, I am really excited to have a running buddy.
Hubby still sometimes makes the silly mistake of thinking he is the girls’ dog. Nope, he is mine, all mine.