The Running Thread - 2018

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  1. QueenFernando

    QueenFernando Earning My Ears

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    ATTQOTD: no pets right now since my son has allergies. In my teens and college, I had a flat-coated retriever that would swim with me in the lake we lived on. I loved throwing a stick into the water and we would both jump in and race to it. I miss having pets!

    Sometimes while running here in our neighborhood, DH and I will see a woman running with a tiny dog in a pet stroller. It's a good thing that dog is so small. It absolutely freaks out when we run by her. If it were any bigger it would eat us alive! :D
     
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  2. Dis5150

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    Well, I decided this morning that I was going to DNS my race Saturday. The conditions are just too brutal for me. So I went online and cancelled my hotel reservation so that I couldn't change my mind. About an hour later I got an email from the race, saying that is has been postponed until after the holidays! Apparently I am not the only one who thinks the conditions are crazy for a race! So yay, I still get to do my race, later! :)
     
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  4. huskies90

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    ATTQOTD: Growing up my parents were cat people and then when I got married, my wife would not allow any pets in the house. When I got divorced in 2010, I adopted/rescued my first dog - a 50ish pound lab/beagle mutt. I specifically wanted a dog that was not too big but big enough to run with. I used to take him on runs all the time as did my kids when they were home. I do not take him as much but probably should before he gets too old (he is 8 years old now). He is such a big part of our family. My kids are now away at school and when they call/face time us, they do it to see the dog, not us. They expect multiple Snapchats of him every day. And since my wife and I do not have kids of our own, he has become the proverbial fur-baby in our house.

    Yes, we are “that” family that dresses our dog in matching PJ’s for Xmas pictures. This was from Xmas 2017:
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  5. Chaitali

    Chaitali DIS Veteran

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    @LSUlakes I'm so sorry to hear about your pup :( I hope that you can enjoy the good times with her that you have left.

    For race swag, I love the finisher blanket from the Richmond Half. There was a random 5k I did that gave out buffs instead of shirts and I really appreciated that it was something different but still useful. I also did a 10k that gave a bottle opener instead of a medal and I enjoyed that too :)

    We have two cats so no running with pets for me. I do take the bigger one out on a leash to walk around our backyard sometimes. He needs more exercise according to the vet and he seems to like the little outdoor forays.
     
  6. tigger536

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    I gave away the bib clips but I'm with you on the Space Coast shirts. This was my first year running it but I'm glad to be running it the next three years too!
     
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  7. OldSlowGoofyGuy

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    ATTQOTD: We have 2 house cats, so no running pets for me, unless you count crazy races through the house to chase invisible things. I swear they like to purposely lose control while cornering on the hardwood floors. Our big tabby does like to do yoga with me (no down dog though!)

    Our previous cat would walk outside on a harness and leash. The first time we put the harness on him, it paralyzed him. We laughed (and felt bad) until we cried. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just google 'harness paralyzes cat'.

     
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  8. Capang

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    ATTQOTD: I've never had a pet I could run with. Growing up we had a cocker spaniel that hated everyone except my mom. When I would walk him he would just break free and head home.

    Right before I got married I fostered a stray pit I found at work. He was such a good boy. He loved to run and walk with me. My husband is terrified of dogs so I found an organization that helped him find his forever home. I often wonder how life would have been had I kept the dog instead...;)
     
  9. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of RunDisney

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    ATTQOTD: In my running life, I’ve had three doggos. Kane, Little Dog (Etta) and Cash.

    Kane was a red heeler and was the best running buddy. He was with me for many, many miles of training for my first Dopey (even though he’d want to, I wouldn’t let him go more that six or seven miles). When the weather was nice, we’d always end our runs at this barbecue place on the river - I’d have a couple of beers and he’d have a big bowl of water and a bone. He got sick suddenly last year and passed away in March right before my first triathlon. He was the best.
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    Little Dog is crazy athletic, but to run with her you have to be crazy athletic too and be nimble enough to constantly jump over her and her leash as she zig-zags underfoot looking for things to eat. She’s really great at running errands, though, and prefers Pinterest activities to physical activity these days.

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    Last but not least is Cash. His favorite things in the whole world are walks, going to the kennel (more walks) and baths (all the pets). If I don’t have any time goals in mind for a run, I’ll take him with me - running with Cashy is more of an arm workout than a run because he’s constantly stopping to sniff at something like a bloodhound, and I constantly have to pull at him to keep going. He is handy for holding things, like my keys, or water for the two of us when he wears his doggo backpack.

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    I love dogs more than people. I would adopt every homeless dog if I could. I pet every dog I come across - even the mean ones, and I’ve thought about stealing a few dogs but I don’t want to go to jail.
     
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  10. jennamfeo

    jennamfeo Powered by Pizza

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    ATTQOTD: I got two doggos. Sahara who is a mutt and is 13? Maybe? And she does not look or act her age. Kahlua is a mini pinscher and is 12. She used to be skinny and spunky, then she turned into a football, so we put her on a diet. She is looking thinner now a days, but she loves to sleep all day long. We take them on walks but I would never run with them because they are all over the place trying to sniff all the things!
     
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  11. Bree

    Bree Runs on Coffee

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    ATTQOTD: My two cats won’t be running anywhere except to their food dish at feeding time. We have a 9yo golden retriever who is a pain to take on walks so I can’t imagine running with her. She zig zags all over the place, needs to stop and smell all the smells and tinkle every 2-3 houses. She also thinks every person and dog we meet along the way is her new best friend.
     
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  12. Miranda

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    ATTQOTD: I have one dog, Penny. I have taken her running a few times, but not that much. She's pretty good when she's running, I should take her more. We do a lot of agility together though, which is a different kind of running. :)

    I took these from the last time I took her for a run about a year ago:

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  13. michigandergirl

    michigandergirl DIS Veteran

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    We have a 6 year old pittie named Winnie. We take her for walks every day. The only time she will run is in the winter when her paws get cold. Lounging is her favorite activity.


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  14. LdyStormy76

    LdyStormy76 Looking for the Hundred Acre Woods

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    ATTQOTD: Iso, a Beagle/Basset/traveling salesman mix (my avatar picture), would easily walk 2-10 miles a day the first 2 years after we adopted him. Running was limited to chasing cats or rabbits. Then his arthritis became really bad and his daily walks ceased. Glory, a mix of something that includes Australian Shepherd, would typically walk 1-2 miles a day when we adopted her 18 months ago. Running was for chasing rabbits, geese, cats and treeing possums and raccoons. In the last 6 months she has really slowed down and a walk is typically 2-4 blocks. Both are seniors, Iso is 15ish and Glory is 13, so slowing down is expected; they both are able to spend as much time as they want wandering the 0.5 acre back yard so that helps offset the lack of walks. DH, on the other hand, really misses having a walking buddy.

    LSULakers, I am sorry about your girl. We know that day is coming for our two.
     
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  15. mtnmjd

    mtnmjd Earning My Ears

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    @LSUlakes I'm so sorry to hear about Dixie, enjoy the good times with her that you have left and be sure to give her some extra belly rubs for all of us.

    ATTQOTD:
    This is Buster, he is a 3 year old Boxer/Rat Terrier mix and really needs to learn proper pacing.
    I can take him on runs from 2-4 miles, anything longer and he slows too much at the end because of his tendency to run the first mile at a blistering pace forcing me to constantly be tugging on his leash.
    From mile 2 to mile 3, we hit the sweet-spot where we run the same pace comfortably and then he starts to drop off. I could probably coax him to get to 5-6 with some more training.
    I consider all the virtual 5ks we do to be his races and he gets to keep the bling.



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  16. JeffW

    JeffW Mouseketeer

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    ATTQOTD: My 8 year old yellow lab loves to go on runs, but only if we are in a location where she can be off-leash. My pace is too boring, so if she's forced to run next to me she starts whining and trying to veer off for exploration. If she can be off leash, she does 50 meter repeats with 15 second sniff breaks for recovery, quartering back and forth in front of me (hunting lineage). She'll last about 30 minutes, and cover probably 3x the distance that I do in that time :)
     
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  17. garneska

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    OMG all the dog pics are so awesome. I love you guys.
     
  18. OldSlowGoofyGuy

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    Since everyone's posting pictures of their fur-babies:

    This is Sadie (the calico) and Bert (the tabby). They're both shelter cats.

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  19. garneska

    garneska DIS Veteran

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    and i love cat pics as well :)
     
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  20. ZellyB

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    I want to share mine too!

    Rosie and Teddy

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    We have a cat too, Patsy, but I can't find that I have a picture of her saved.
     
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  21. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of RunDisney

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    1. I will steal that dog in a hot minute - I LOVE Pitties!
    2. Cash is a pit-boxer mix, so that obviously explains why I constantly find him like this:
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    3. The motto in my house:
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