Sorry I've been absent! Honestly, after my run last Tuesday after softball, I slacked off majorly. I know...bad runner!! We went up to the cabin and spent the weekend relaxing, and the last thing I wanted to do was run (even though I took all my running stuff with me, it stayed in the bag).
So last night I decided that I would go for a quick one mile run, and take Guinness along with me. I have the Vinings Downhill 5K next Saturday, and a sticky situation comes with it. Guinness will be spending 2 weeks with my parents while J and I vacation in Minnesota. I plan to take him down after the race, but J has a paintball tournament on the same day, and I don't want to drive down to Vinings, then back up to my house to get the pup, then 1.5 hours down to my parents. I don't have anyone that can watch him while I run. So....the plan is for Guinness to run the race with me.
Guinness gets a bit of leash time, but not nearly enough. He's curious and likes to sniff EVERYTHING. Last night he did pretty good as I tried to keep him away from the edge of the street. Our biggest problem comes when we meet another dog. He goes CRAZY - pulling me all over the place. I know the other dog owners thought I didn't want him to have anything to do with their dogs (which isn't the case) - I just want to teach him to ignore them while we're running!
So we only went a mile, but other than encountering the other dogs, Guinness did pretty well! We did a 10:56 mile, which isn't too bad. Maybe him pulling me along will make my time better! :)
I also ran for the first time with the new compression holster shorts. It wasn't too bad...the pistol stayed put and didn't move around a lot. I plan to run with it today on my 4 mile run and see how it does then. I did have to rip the size tag out as it was rubbing and poking my skin.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I'll try to do better about being more consistent with my posts. I just don't want to post for the sake of posting when I don't have much to say. :)
Anyone have any tips for "training" your dog to run with you?
Until next time,