What My Dog Taught Me About Running
Not every run is perfect. Buzz has his share of naughty moments during our runs. But even then, he reminds me that we all run for our own reasons and at our own pace. If nothing else, enjoy the miles. Fast, slow, easy or hard—cherish them all.
Running is Play1 of 11
If running feels like work, you're doing it wrong. It's okay to stop and sit. Even if you're only a half mile from home.
Chase Something2 of 11
Sometimes you just have to feel the wind in your face and let yourself go. Chase your dreams, a new personal record or the squirrel that dares to cross your path.
Be Social3 of 11
Say hello to the people you see along the way. Wave, smile and be sure everybody knows you're there. We can all use more friends.
Trust Your Instincts4 of 11
Sometimes a friendly hello isn't the right course of action. Trust your instincts. For runners, this can mean resting an injury or not taking a shady-looking path. For Buzz, this means avoiding skateboards, balloons and hair dryers.
Eat Well5 of 11
Fuel your body by eating healthy foods, and keep your energy up by eating throughout the day. And never pass up the chance to enjoy the occasional treat.
Nap More6 of 11
Focus on recovery. Nap in the sunshine. You've earned it.
Explore7 of 11
Find new routes and break new trails. The dirtier you get, the more fun you'll have.
Be Positive8 of 11
Wag your tail and jump at the chance to go for a run.
Don't Hesitate9 of 11
Life is fleeting. Live fully and without hesitation.