It was love at first sight! I had never had a rabbit before and knew nothing about rabbits at all, but he WON me over.
Around the same time I had begun running and recently had just finished my first half marathon.
Running and Rabbits became a part of who I am and along the way the two have collided- I adopted another bun (Mandi on the left), ran 5 marathons, one ultra and many half's and 5k's.
This past October I 'won' the 18 mile marker and had it dedicated to a local organization the Columbus House Rabbit Society. In the process I raise $600 + for the organization which helps foster and educate people about owning and living with a house rabbit.
Since that race I have concluded that these two passions go together-at least some of the time- and I want to use my races as an opportunity to remind people that rabbits are the third most abandoned animal, they aren't wild bunnies, hutches aren't the best place for them, they can be litterbox trained...and most importantly.......when they trust you-the love they show is better than what any cat or dog can show you (and I have had both cats and dogs for pets).
I guess that's why they say that once a rabbit owner-always a bunny owner.
So-what's next? Well..that's what this blog is all about! Feel free, whether rabbit friend, runner friend...to follow along.