Running with my 2 year old lab, Muddy, this past Saturday reminded me of the importance of not going out to fast. When we hit the trail, Muddy took off. He was so excited to be on the trails that he would run ahead then run back then run ahead and come back all at full speed. This was the day after my 1/2 marathon and I was out for an easy run so I was steady and slow on the 1st hill. 20 minutes into the run I reached the top of the hill and found Muddy in a bush with his tongue hanging out trying to catch his breath. It made me smile because it reminded me of all the times that I have gone out to hard. I would like to say that I am getting better at this or at least more aware.