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Jack the Running Dog is Injured!

Poor Jack!!! – my faithful canine running partner has sustained a foot injury and is now going to be sidelined for a few days. He was playing with his best dog buddy and apparently had split a toenail in half at some point during their romp. Unfortunately, I didn’t know until after we had returned from our 5+ mile run when my wife said that she had found a trail of bloody pawprints on the porch after we left. While I’m happy the injury didn’t occur on the run, I feel awful that I made him run 5 miles on a bad toe!

Dog Injured Paw
Jack trying not to look as pathetic as possible in his bandaged paw…

Fortunately, I don’t think Jack feels pain (he is a black lab after all), and he showed no ill effects while we were running. However, the blood spattered on my shoes indicated that it must have been coming out pretty good while we were out there. Thankfully, after a short trip to the animal hospital he’s all bandaged up and has been prescribed a few good days of R&R – looks like I’m going to be on my ow out on the roads for a bit. Here’s wishing Jack a speedy recovery!

Dog Injured Paw
Jack demonstrating the proper way to do the “E” in RICE
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About Peter Larson

This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.

Comments

  1. WHAT a trooper! He obviously likes running as much as you do…if not more!?
    belly scratch.
    @petfxr

  2. Michelle says:

    Get well soon Jack. ****Tummy Rub*****

  3. Jennifer says:

    Poor Jack, what a trooper to run 5 miles after hurting his toe.

  4. WHAT a trooper!!
    That dude definitely has a high pain tolerance and obviously loves running as much as you do…if not more?!
    Belly scratch.
    @petfxr

  5. Another good argument against barefoot running. I hope Jack has a speedy recovery.

  6. Poor guy! My border collie recently split her nail as well. It was horrible but the worst part for her was not running for a week!

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