Running partners motivate us to get out the door and on the road — but they don’t always have to be of the human, biped variety. Your most enthusiastic running partner might be resting his or her four legs on the couch: your dog.
A pack of two
Most dogs look forward to going outside and need to be walked at least twice a day. Developing a running routine with your dog:
– makes the run fun and playful instead of another trudge to fulfill weekly mileage goals
– keeps both of you in shape
– provides loyal company without chatter
Pack running in Jersey City
A soft running surface such as dirt is kinder to human and canine joints; however, surface options are limited in Jersey City. The times during the week when you do run with your dog, make it a treat for both of you, e.g., by running in Liberty State Park on the worn dirt path that runs parallel along Freedom Way. And while running tracks provide a nice, springy surface, dogs are not allowed. Wherever you run with your dog, keep him or her on a leash at all times as the city provides too many distractions that could tempt your buddy onto a busy roadway.
Enjoy the run and remember: humans deserve a treat for good behavior, too.