Exercising with dogs makes the training funnier, and having a furry companion while you exercise will make it less tiring.
A bunch of adoptable dogs from the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter had a great day with the Cross-Country Team from St. Joseph High School. The team thought it would be fun to invite them on their morning workout routine. Before starting a miles-long run, each one of the runners got paired up with a dog, and this big group of students and dogs running together warmed the heart of all the people they met along the way.
“I am not sure who was more excited and having the most fun, the dogs or the kids,” team coach Luis Escobar wrote on his Facebook, “Either way, it was a great time and I am sure we will do it again sometime soon.”
Both the high school kids and the dogs had a lot of fun on their unusual morning run.
One of the dogs, named Fred, got too tired quickly.
Let’s hope other schools will get inspired and include dogs in their morning routines, too.
Got a pretty cool cross country team (& coach!). Taking dogs from the animal shelter on a Morning Jog! If you see a dog you like, go adopt!
Posted by St. Joseph Athletics on Thursday, August 4, 2016