What My Dog Taught Me About Running

My dog Buzz and I have been running partners for the last six years. He's a good friend, a great listener and the most enthusiastic runner I know. He explores the world on four feet with his nose to the ground and his tail in the air. We've covered hundreds of miles together and, along the way, he's taught me some very important lessons.

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.

About the Author

Jason Saltmarsh is an RRCA Certified Distance Running Coach and marathon runner who has been writing about health and fitness since 2012. His work has appeared in Runner’s World and Club Running, and on many popular running websites. He is a regular contributor to ACTIVE.com and the Huffington Post and recently published his first book, Marathon Running: A Complete Guide for Beginners. Learn more at saltmarshrunning.com.
Jason Saltmarsh is an RRCA Certified Distance Running Coach and marathon runner who has been writing about health and fitness since 2012. His work has appeared in Runner’s World and Club Running, and on many popular running websites. He is a regular contributor to ACTIVE.com and the Huffington Post and recently published his first book, Marathon Running: A Complete Guide for Beginners. Learn more at saltmarshrunning.com.

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