Let me introduce you to my lastest running buddy:
His name is Duke, he is Andy's dog. Actually this is a puppy picture of him and he is much larger now.
While his pace is a bit slower than mine, I was a kind runner trying to introduce the new guy to the sport so I slowed my run down for him. We probably made it 4-5 miles this weekend. He definetly needed a cheerleader towards the end of the run. I was pulling him up the hill and the only way that he would continue is if I pep talked him up. I kept saying, "Almost home, Duke. Don't you want to get Daddy?" He would pick up the pace for a half a minute then and start to lag again. Had to tell him he was a good boy to get him back up to speed.
I think with a little bit more training, he could run the distance.
Also bought a brand new MacBook Pro this weekend. Should see some improvements to my blog with this new gadget.