I've wanted to get fit for a while and love to swim, however I find the times that I can go are inconvenient and also to go three times a week would be expensive for me. I used to look at runners and see how healthy they looked, and thought I wish I could do that. I also thought how good it would be to take my dog (Jim) with me. So I decided to take up running, I'm still on week one but I've been doing it a couple of weeks now and almost feel ready to go onto week 2.
What I have found is though, is that I can't do It without Jim. I tried it, and I couldn't. He's my buddy and my pace maker (he's a springer spaniel, so it takes a lot to run him out of energy). It was a weekend and we'd been for a family dog walk and I wanted to try running my own I got to the top of our row of houses and I stopped and turned back. I had to have him with me. He makes me feel secure. So I love him for that.
Just wondering now if anyone can give me tips on keeping form (because I'm holding a lead) and any other advice that you might feel is useful when running with dogs.