I came across a cool article in this month’s Runners World.
There are not only dog-walkers in the world, but dog-runners. People who are paid to take your dog out for a run.
Hmmm. I could do that!
Some of you may know that I run with Mercy. It’s quite a sight to see, I would imagine. You picture her kind in a foo-foo purse walking down Main as opposed to running full speed.
She can’t help it. She has two speeds: Fast and Faster.
I don’t seem to have a photo of her and I running together (I promise to get some soon), but here is one of her and Keith running.
I take Mercy with me on my Easy runs, not because she couldn’t keep up on a tempo run, but rather because I need to concentrate on those! Easy runs are relaxed, and not really for time, and it’s not a big deal to have to make a potty stop a few times for Mercy. I can stop at the fountain in town and she can get a drink, or we can cruise over to the creek and get a little wet.
Mercy doesn’t get a run in everyday, but if the weather permits, she and I and Sweet Pea will get out for a walk. A happy dog is a tired dog.
The vet says that she is ideal body weight.
I say she’s a machine.