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What Type of Exercise Buddy Do You Work Out With More?


Whenever I go for a run, I usually take along my dog since I appreciate the company, and I know she loves to run. I definitely run more often with my dog than I do with my human running buddies. What about you?

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joghog joghog 4 years 39 weeks
I have a 7 year old Aussie Shepherd who has the energy of 5 dogs... If I try and "cheat" him with just a 2 mile walk, he whines and nudges me until he gets a second one. Its his reason for getting up every morning, and he loves it so much, that my husband and I have to spell out W-A-L-K or he'll go beserk!
skukie skukie 4 years 39 weeks
I have a 3 year old lab who loooves to run. I can see in her face when we go running that she is having the time of her life. It makes me love it even more too.
Blue24 Blue24 4 years 39 weeks
I've tried both - running with a buddy and with my dog but actually... one is worse than the other! My friend is even in worse shape than me, she keeps wanting us to stop and have a break, and my dog gotta be the laziest golden retriever ever! She(the dog)just WON'T RUN after 2 minutes or so, it's terrible! I guess I feel the best when I'm running alone.
tigeerah tigeerah 4 years 39 weeks
I got a dog specifically to 'keep me movin' and it worked! Knowing I have to fulfill my dog's needs for daily walks makes me feel guilty if I don't get on the road. And now even on stormy days I put him on the treadmil while I do the elliptical right next to him. It's awesome and his schedule always fits mine. ;-)
kclulu kclulu 4 years 39 weeks
Mme Hart, sounds like he is great for interval training;) I also think dog because you don't have to schedule a time with them, they are always ready to go and never have any excuses. Plus they get so excited it is hard to not have that rub off on you a little.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 4 years 39 weeks
I run with my 3 year old labrador retreiver and boy does he push me somedays!! I started him on version of couch to 5K to get him used to distance running and up to the end of my first trimester we were able to go 15K together without problem. He does have a small problem regulating his speed but I don't mind cuz it makes me burst into sprints from time to time if he sees a duck in the park pond or something. :D