Run like a dog: A run for Brindisi

run like a dog

This weekend I ran my long run at my parents cabin.  When I stepped out for my 7-8 I didn’t know where to go.  The fun thing about running up at Silver Lake is there are endless trails up in and woods and around the lake.  As I headed down the first trail, I couldn’t help thinking of the sad puppy I had to leave behind.  He tore his doggie ACL 2 weeks ago and just had surgery.   He used to love tromping behind me on the rare occasion when I got to run with him, but he regularly hit these trails every weekend with my dad.  I decided to dedicate this run to his favorite routes and run them just a little like he would.  Here are the steps to running like a happy Labrador.

run like a dog

Sprint any clear straightaways!

run like a dog

Leap over any logs or obstacles that get in your way!

run like a dog

Discover hidden bridges deep in the woods!

run like a dog

Sprint up hills twice!  It takes those slow humans way longer than a dog to get up a hill!

run like a dog

Take some time to sniff, smell, and check out cool creatures!

run like a dog

Swim, splash, and/or drink from a creek!  (I choose to just admire this waterfall!)

See how much more you see when you run like a dog?

Brini!  I missed having you out with me.  Heal up buddy roo!  Dad needs his buddy 🙂

4 thoughts on “Run like a dog: A run for Brindisi

  1. Mom

    Is that an old picture of Brindisi? I don’t remember seeing it! Great pix of your run!!!!!! I had a great time with you this weekend…..makes me miss you even more when I have to say bye bye.
    I Love you!!

    🙂

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    1. Courtney D

      That is an old pic Mom! I was disappointed though because I know I have an old one of him running through the woods, but I think I lost it when I lost one of my old blackberries…

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  2. itgirlone

    Courtney! This is the perfect post–tells your fan club why we love you! Way to go on creatively combining your love of dogs with your love of exercise in a funny, very memorable way! I hope B is back to trail running soon!

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