Left: Alison Lifka pauses from tending her dogs for a moment. "Many images come to mind when I think about running dogs: I think about the immense joy the dogs expel, their infectious energy and love of running. I don’t run dogs to finish. I run dogs for the joy of the moment, the peace of the trail."
Right: Alison's dogs strain to get running, but they are anchored so they can get some necessary rest.