Ever since Willie was little, I ran with him on a leash that was circling my waist. Some people advised me against this, but I wanted to have a hands free running experience with my running partner, so I trained him not to cross and to run right beside me.
He is really, really good on leash, especially when he is running; however, there are some non-negotiables including, squirrels, dogs that start towards him and little kids. He just can’t help himself, he has to go and check it out!
There is something wonderful about looking down and knowing that you aren’t in this run or this life alone.