Nothing wrecks the fun and tranquility of hiking faster than encountering an ill-mannered dog on the trail. When you hike a public trail, you’re expected to abide by some very basic rules. It’s part of the social contract of enjoying public lands. When you hike with your dog, you’re responsible for him or her, too. [...]
I logged off of social media for a weekend—and survived to tell the tale!
Every day, the average person in North America uses social media for two hours and six minutes, according to research from eMarketer. That averages out to more than 60 hours of social media every month. Think how many miles you could run or trails you could climb in that amount of time! I’d say my usage [...]
From the Experts: "Why I Trail Run with my Dog"
A few years ago, I started running with my dog, Cooper. We began slowly, following a training app, and I set my sights on completing a 5k. After a few months, we sailed through our first 5k. Inspired, I upped the ante. Cooper and I would train for a 10k.By the time we crossed the [...]
What is Trail Running, and how do I get started?
Trail running combines the best of two awesome activities: running and hiking. If you and your dog enjoy either activity, you’ll love trail running. Unless your dog isn’t medically cleared for strenuous activity (always check with your vet before starting a new exercise regime), feel free to hit the trails together! Running trails delivers health [...]
Mental and Physical Health Benefits to Exercising Outdoors with Your Pup
Now more than ever, we all need to enjoy time outside! There are lots of reasons to get outdoors, too, and those reasons multiply if your dog is by your side. We know the physical health benefits of time spent outside: lower stress, boosted immunity, less inflammation, improved memory, even reduced anxiety and depression. And those [...]