Maddux used to have really bad separation anxiety so we had to establish all kinds of routines so that I could leave the house without him freaking out. When he saw me getting ready for a run he immediately hopped on the bed, which somehow became our sign that he was going to be ok when I left.
When I happily announced we were going on a "dog jog" to celebrate this sweaty holiday he gave me a really confused look, but jumped up happily when I grabbed his leash. We ran half a mile slowly but surely (he's still in recovery mode so we took it easy this time) and I think Maddux loved every minute of it. He looked so happy to stretch those little legs. I'm looking forward to more runs with my pup. His distance PR is 1 mile, but we stop for many pee and sniff breaks. We'll have to work on that.
|Maddux used to be more willing to take pictures with me. Now I have to trick him.|
After dropping Maddux off at the house I finished up 2.5 miles around my neighborhood, leaving me at a total of almost 20 miles for the week. Who else celebrated National Jogging Day? I have no idea if this is a real thing, but like National Cupcake Day (pretty sure this occurs once a month) I have no problems joining the party.