I think I've got that down now so I made up my mind that after I did my half I was going to do a Doggy Couch 2 5k program for my dog Rusty.
Rusty spends most of his time laying around on my bed. I'm a bad dog mom and don't really take him for walks much. I figured this will be a good way to for him to run without hurting him by doing too much too soon.
So Monday morning (since I had the day off) I took him for his first day of Doggy Couch 2 5k. Trevor wanted to go too, and since I would like him to be able to run with us I encouraged him to come along.
First of all I put the harness on the dog. He is very strong and once pulled right out of his collar when a dog ran at us. That was scary! The harness helps me to have a bit more control over him.
I guess we have the whole summer to work on it right?
Rusty did great! I forgot to turn on my Runkeeper when we started but we went around one lake even with the walking back a bunch of times. We ran during the cool down portion of the program too since I didn't really feel like I had even ran. I dropped him off at home and ran around the block one more time to at least feel like I did something!