Saturday, March 10, 2012

#Seen on my run

If you spend enough time running, you tend to see some interesting stuff. Often, in the form of other interesting runners. On one of my favorite weekend routes, I regularly see a man doing tai chi by himself on the side of the trail. I've also seen a woman who dance-shuffles instead of running (there's a lot of grape-vining and arm waving.) Both of these people look they are having more fun than anyone else. I also saw a man with a genuine (looking) long white beard and a little round belly, wearing only a red tank top and red shorts. In December.  (Doesn't he have elves to attend to at that time of year?) 

In honor of my sister's birthday, this is her dog, Jaden.
He's not up for adoption, but he is a runner,
specializing in sprinting events.
This morning I saw a different pack of runners: runners with shelter dogs.  I had heard of this in Philadelphia, but didn't know there was an equivalent here in D.C. Basically you sign up to run a few miles with a shelter dog (who wears a little "Adopt me!" vest.) It's a win-win for everyone. If you're interested in having a furry running partner for a day, it seems to be organized by the Washington Humane Society. And if you're not in the area, it seems like most humane societies have similar programs. 

Dream big, 

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