One more reason to get a dog! From the New York Times,
"Several studies now show that dogs can be powerful motivators to get people moving. Not only are dog owners more likely to take regular walks, but new research shows that dog walkers are more active over all than people who don’t have dogs. One study even found that older people are more likely to take regular walks if the walking companion is canine rather than human."
I've been known to go on many runs with mom and dad. It's a great way for all of us to get exercise. Of course, mom also likes it because she feels safer running and walking alone in the neighborhood since she has me to protect her!
So what are you waiting for?