Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ellie: A Sprinter, Not A Marathoner

I have recently taken up running as a new form of exercise, just to see if I could do it. In the past, I had falsely believed that I could not run due to bad knees, but after a couple weeks of running, I have proven myself wrong!

After getting some decent shoes, I decided that I would take my running off the treadmill and outside because I figured Ellie would enjoy joining me.

Boy was I wrong.

We ran about 3 miles total, and after the first 5-6 blocks, she was lagging behind me, and continued to lag behind me the entire rest of the way. My little pupper is so out of shape!

I have seen her sprint SO fast at the dog park chasing after other dogs or balls before, but I guess it's just that. She's a sprinter, not a marathoner.

After we got home, Ellie crashed out right by the front door (she didn't have the energy to bring herself to her bed) and slept for 3-4 hours. Looks like we'll be going on more runs so I can whip my Whippet [mix] back into shape!


  1. That is so funny that she slept for so long. I would have thought she would have loved that!

  2. Aw... so cute! At least you can run with her - when you try to run anywhere with Bella she just zig zags from side to side instead of running straight, meaning that I almost trip over her... :)