Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My dog the Run Slut

For those keeping score, my pain and loss of sensation are unchanged but we still have 9 more days of waiting to go!





Since I'm obviously not running right now (um, I have to sit down while cooking dinner), this would normally mean that Peanut would be screwed out of her runs too. Thanks to a couple of awesome friends who run, Peanut has still been covering more weekly mileage than the average healthy living blogger who doles out running advice.




The highlight of Peanut's week is our Saturday morning long run together. It's not just the running that she loves, she also really likes the other women I run with....which she expresses with licking and flicking her drool shoestrings. Luckily for Peanut, she still gets to go on the Saturday morning group run. Honestly, I wondered if she'd even go without me the first time I "lent" her out for a run because she's normally pretty loyal (clingy).


Hold me


She didn't even look back.





Peanut is very well behaved during runs, but that pre-run time when you're trying to tie your shoes and turn on your Garmin? She is absolutely insane. One of my friends got to witness Insane Pre-Running Peanut last week and Peanut even managed to get her headphones cord wrapped around her paw and was hopping around on three legs. Peanut didn't even care, she just wanted to start running.






I'm started to feel insulted that after Peanut is dropped off after a run, she waits for the person to come back. At least that's what I assume this wistful post-run window gaze is about. That bitch.



Whoever runs me is my new Mommy


This means that whenever I'm allowed (able?) to workout again, the dog will be more fit than me.






But then I think about how nice it is that other people are running my dog and keeping her from driving me insane with her pacing and begging for a run, and then I don't even care.





Are you more fit than your pet? I'm starting to think her 20 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period are the key to her energy levels. I should try that.

13 comments:

  1. I need local friends that run. Bungee's only exercise now is laps around the neighborhood every other day.

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  2. My dog, Lux (beagle), is the exact opposite of Peanut. I have to con her into going outside just to go to the bathroom. She will play with a toy for approximately 45 seconds, and then go back and lay in her crate exhausted.

    She still might be more fit than me though, haha.

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  3. That's pretty cool of your friends. Right now my dogs get about 30-40 minutes of walking and I get about 60, so I guess my fitness threshold is just slightly above theirs. Once this kid is out game on.

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  4. My dogs are wimps about the snow so I am more in shape than the are right now. Our runs and walks mostly involve me dragging them down the road and stopping every 100 yards to clean out one dogs paws since he hates even the littlest amount of snow/dirt in his paws when it's cold. This morning we went out before work and they both stood on the porch waiting to get back inside. Then I looked at the thermometer and it was -4 outside.Guess I don't blame them. In the summer we run on empty trails so I let them run free and they run laps around us. I've wanted to use two Garmin's to track how far I go and how far they go. I bet it's double.

    Very nice of your friends. Lucky for Peanut.

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  5. Normally my dog gets a daily 3-6 mile run between Jan-May but it's been so snowy, she's only been out a few times. It's too cold/road salt is bad for their paws and she won't wear shoes. She's into barefoot training. Do they make Vibram paw pad shoes?

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  6. I wish I had this issue. We have a vizsla with TONS of energy who, unfortunately, doesn't really like "organized" runs (she prefers to just run crazy figure eights around the house or be chased at the dog park all day). When I put on my running shoes, she beelines to the crate. Even when I threaten to go running with her other (willing) vizsla friend in the neighborhood, she decides being alone is better than being tethered to a running leash. (sigh)

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  7. My dog is 10 but super energetic--enough that when I take him to the park or beach, people will ask if he's a puppy, because he's THAT hyper. However, whenever I try and take him for a run, he acts like he's tired after 10 feet. I guess he just hates running with a leash

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  8. We have a corgi, who you would think is slow with her little legs, but she is super fast. But she is more of a sprinter - she'll pull me down the block as fast as she can go and then I have to drag her the rest of the way since she just wants to sniff stuff or eat rabbit poop.

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  9. I have a dog slut too :) We're fortunate to have a friend w/ a dog who's Bella's BFF. He drops by to grab Bella for a run w/ his dog when we're at work. She just hears his truck approaching and goes bezerk. But like you, I am grateful for my energetic Lab's ability to get a run in while I'm at work. Win/win!

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  10. I think my dog would sell me out in a second if she had a chance to run with a friend if I were injured. And she's 12! The problem is that she is pretty slow now (shhh! don't tell her), so no one has the patience to run with her. I don't either, but she's my running partner and all, so I have to put up with her :-)

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  11. That is one lucky dog. I don't have pets. The kids don't need help overwhelming me.

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  12. Dog betrayal hurts, doesn't it?!

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  13. Yet another reason I don't have pets. I don't need them lording their superior fitness over me.

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