Outside of the wonderful companionship and calming effects that dogs can have on their owners, there’s the exercise benefit. Yup, that’s right, exercise. Dogs need walking and dog owners who regularly walk their pets get improved fitness in the deal. How great is that? There are various types of walks you can take with your dog and if you’re like me, you can even run with your dog. That all started years ago when I had to rise at 5:30AM in order to get in 3 miles before work. Well who wants to run alone – in the dark. That’s when my dog became part of the formula.
Today, my dog Rose trains and runs with me and we often do the local 5K races here on Whidbey Island. If you want to know more about the health benefits of owning a dog, read this article. If you are a Whidbey Island resident, don’t forget the upcoming Pawz By The Sea 5K at the end of this month. Hope to see you there.