Morning Running Partner

Every morning I have to navigate the triple intersection of King’s Highway, Linden Boulevard, and Remsen Avenue — a messy configuration of three major thoroughfares, two of which are four lanes plus access roads.

After I make it through the confusing sequence of lights and turn-only lanes, I run past a car-lot on Remsen — behind a high, chain-link fence is the sterotypical “junk-yard dog,” a massive blue-nose pit.  Every morning he runs the length of the fence, barking happily; every morning I shout “Good morning, dog!” and bark back at him.  Its a small ritual, but one I enjoy.

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About Chris Van Dyke

I am a 33 year-old high school English teacher and long-distance runner. I live in Brooklyn with my partner, our 3 year-old son and 1 year-old daughter and a growing collection of muppets and trains. Besides running and teaching I like to draw, read, write, cook, and play the harmonica. While I didn't get to run my first ultra-marathon on my birthday, I've got a few more I've set my sights on. You can follow my (seldom updated) twitter feed @aboutrunning. I also blog as part of the Run Smiley Collective.
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2 Responses to Morning Running Partner

  1. vanessaruns says:

    Why don’t you add to your ritual to bring him a treat? 🙂 I know a friend who started doing this, now she’s and guard dog are basically best friends.

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