Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dog days...

16 days to go!

Miles Scheduled:
8


Miles Ran:
8.1

A dog started following me a block into my run.
It freaked me out at first because I am NOT a dog person.
Also, it was early and dark.
I stopped and yelled "Go home!".
She stopped for 3 seconds and then kept jogging along beside me.
(yes, it was definitely a SHE that had recently had babies)

My route crosses the highway near our house.
The dog followed me across the highway.
At this point I have begun to feel responsible for making 
sure this dog didn't die or get horribly lost.
Why, I don't know.

Miss Dog ran with me for the entire 8.1 miles.
Then sat in front of my house for a while after I went inside.

As I said before, I am not a dog person.
However, I caught a glimpse of why some people like dogs.
Only for running.
It was kinda nice having that dog out there with me
as I ran at 5am in the dark.

Sadly, I didn't get a picture of my one-time only running partner.
She looked something like this:
Thank you, crazy dog.

Also- Happy Birthday to Mark the Husband!

2 comments:

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

oh that is the cutest thing. i hate dogs too...but i love it.

Lisa said...

I had almost the same thing happen to me one time, except that the dog only stayed with me for maybe a mile, and I so do not love dogs, but it was kind of nice having a little running friend:) It wouldn't be so nice probably if I was responsible for it's poop.