Kelly the Culinarian: What I've Learned About Running from My Dog

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What I've Learned About Running from My Dog

Hi friends! Rachael and I are road tripping today and are some where between Chicago and Louisville, Ky. We hope to make it to the expo in Louisville by mid afternoon, then check into the Galt House before dinner and head to bed early. It's a glamorous life.

Because I'm all about taking advice on how to tackle this race successfully, I thought I'd share a little advice I have learned from Napoleon, my three-year-old Yorkshire Terrier. He may be bossy, poorly behaved and the neighborhood mean dog, but Napoleon is also the picture of

So here's the top lessons I've learned from my Yorkie about running and racing:

Find a workout buddy.
Don't forget to stretch.
You can't hide from working out.
Cross train at least once per week.
Consider your nutrition and tailor it to what helps you perform at your best.
Work on your game face. Running is as much mental as physical.
There's no need to slack off on vacation. Running travels with you.
No one cares if you look ridiculous.
There is no such thing as bad weather. Just find the right gear.
Don't let what others think you can do define what you can accomplish.
Rest is important. Each week, take a day to recuperate and enjoy it.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Too cute and hilarious! I LOVE it! Your dog is adorable...with great advice that I will have to consider if I ever start running again!
Good luck on your run!