Mother Nature is giving us a break and handing us some pretty decent weather in Wisconsin. It’s time to get my training program back on track and focus on improving my pace time. My four-legged training buddies are also itching to get back outside and knock out a few miles.

Let me introduce you to my goofy buddy, Klaus. He was born with one short front leg and at times has trouble with long distance running and balance. He’s my “medium pace” running buddy. He’s quick but does get tired after running too fast for too long…. but he has a heart of gold and always keeps up with me on our runs through the Oak Leaf trail.