Happy 2017!

My name is Maureen and I’m a runner, animal lover, and psychologist living on the New Hampshire Seacoast.

I have been a runner since I was 12 years old. I’ve taken a few breaks here and there, but even during those times, I’ve always needed to move. After adopting my first dog, Tulah, who is a fabulous running partner, I came back to running with a love I hadn’t had in years.  I joined SIX03 Endurance, the largest running club in New Hampshire. I race anything as short as a 5k all the way up to ultramarathons! I’ll be writing about my training, races, and what it’s like to train with two furry friends!

As an animal lover, I have made a commitment to animal rescue and treating animals will kindness and respect. I volunteer with PAWS New England and have four rescue pets: Tulah, Zorro, Galileo, and Arugula. You can learn more about them here.   I am a vegetarian and trying to explore the joy of cooking. I’ll be sharing information about recipes, animal rescue, and living with a small zoo in 1100 square feet!

As a psychologist and college professor, I am always excited to learn more about the brain, learning, memory, and language. I have found that psychology informs both animal training and exercise science, and I will be sharing psychology research that is relevant to our connections with animals and exercise.

I hope this space becomes a place where readers can find out more about running, dog-friendly events and venues, animal welfare, and products that make living with furry companions easier!

Happy New Year!

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