Written on July 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm , by Samantha Shelton
We all know that working out with a buddy can be extremely motivational, but what’s a girl to do when her schedule doesn’t sync up with a friend’s? Country crooner Sara Evans doesn’t want you to forget about (wo)man’s best friend – your dog! Evans has partnered with The Nutro Company for their Room to Run initiative, a program that supports community dog parks and is offering 30 grants of $2,000 to make your pet’s experience a great one.
We caught up with the singer behind the hit single “A Little Bit Stronger” to find out how she likes being a doggy mom to her 18-month-old maltipoo, Roman, and which star she’d love to bust out a future tune with.
How long have you had Roman?
We got him when he was around six weeks old, so he was just a tiny little ball of fur. Now he’s basically human, and definitely a barker!
Is he your only pet?
Yeah; we love him so much. He swims with the kids in the pool and will climb on this little surfboard and just ride across! He’s the best dog I’ve ever had in my life, hands down. It’s almost like he can understand what we say.
How does he affect your daily fitness routine?
Walking Roman is definitely a priority. And we’ll take him to the dog park and let him run. I love being able to just take off his leash. Also, if I can’t play tennis that day (my favorite workout), then he plays a huge role in making sure I keep up my fitness. I’ll walk fast for about an hour with him.
Keep reading to find out more about Evans’ sweat sessions, and which rapper she wants to collaborate with!