>Off the Beaten Path>The hound who came home for Christmas - Happy 5th!
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.
No published goals...not going to jinx things • $500
Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to
remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.
~ Sarah Kay
Your sweet boy was lucky to find people to love him as you do.
Does he run with you?
Although this thread was resurrected for spam reasons, it would be cool to hear from other members here about their dogs, especially dogs that run with them! We had a couple over in the Sub 3:00 / Sub 1:30 threads. I know DPS has a Vizsla who can run 8+ miles with him. My dog can be off leash for hours on end, running through the woods, but absolutely hates running on a leash with me.
5K: 16:37 (11/20) | 10K: 34:49 (10/19) | HM: 1:15:00 (10/21) | FM: 2:36:31 (12/19)
Next Race: Unknown
One day at a time
I'm working hard to train this little sweetie to run with me. He's in his second series of dog obedience classes. I love Australian shepherds.
That's awesome! Is he a full grown shepherd or mini? We have a lot of the mini ones here in NYC, but I love the look of the full-sized dogs: absolutely stunning.
I have 5 dogs, all either shelter or dropped off...one pure Aussie, one pure Anatolian, a mix pit/corgi, a mix beagle/American Eskimo, and a "I have no clue mix". None run with me however we have 40 acres for them to roam and run as they wish.
He will be a full-sized Aussie. That photo was at the beginning of November. He's five months old now. We also have a 3-year-old tri color Aussie.
This sweet girl is Piper (she's a rescue and we're not really sure what she is other than part lab, part Border Collie). She absolutely adores being off leash, chasing a ball, sniffing everything and playing with family. She's is terrified by her harness. Once we get that one and out the door she perks up and has a good time but while she can run 8-10 miles in cool weather her sweet spot is really 1-4 miles. Every once in awhile all my (3) boys will be up for a run which I personally love but she is a momma-dog both wants to be at the front and needs to herd anyone who falls behind (yes, I failed to properly leash train her). When my "easy pace" starts creeping below 8 min/mile it's usually her fault 😊
1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 41:20 (2021), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Marathon - 3:37:17 (2018)
Mother of Cats
I am not a dog person, but I am loving these posts.
Everyone's gotta running blog; I'm the only one with a POOL-RUNNING blog.
And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.
This is my running buddy Quenton Cassidy:
He loves to go, go, go...
And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx