Hello, hello! How’s the day going so far? Hopefully great.
Mine is just swimming along with an extra long (and late) lunch break that looked a little something like this.
On my plate: spinach, spring mix, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, black olives, ground turkey, and shredded cheddar cheese with a side of salsa and blue corn chips.
No need for dressing when there’s salsa and (even better) chips!
I worked up quite the appetite on today’s training run, which is where my “lunch break” actually started right around 1:30 p.m. Today called for three miles, which seems like a piece of cake these days. Isn’t that crazy?
That’s usually how training goes though. In a couple of weeks, six miles will feel like as breeze as well. Too bad it isn’t always like that!
You probably wouldn’t have noticed this, but I had my left pant leg rolled up for a reason, and it’s not because I joined a gang.
Last Wednesday, I was burned by Roadie’s retractable leash on a walk.
As a (mostly) Rhodesian Ridgeback, he never walks straight and constantly zig-zags in front of me. Hunting tactic, perhaps?
He’ll often stop abruptly at the sight of a squirrel, then charge forward at it with full force. I’m usually on my game and stop him before he does it, but every now and then he’ll sneak attack and catch me off guard.
I happened to have shorts on and the thin part of the leash whipped the back of my legs, which caused it to cut and burn that area. It’s happened before when Scott was holding his leash and he decided to sprint behind me for no reason around a year ago too.
I’ve also kicked myself for holding the leash when he’s trying to dart and burned a couple of my fingers. Bad. That Roadie sure can be a stinker!
I’m not sure what do to though. I bought a shorter leather leash for him last time it happened but I don’t like using it, and especially not on our runs. I like the retractable because I can control how close or far he is, which makes running with him a lot easier.
But then… I endure the occasional retractable leash burn.
So what’s a girl do to? Do any of you have this problem?
I can’t really get mad at him, either.
He’s just doing his thing… being a dog and hunting rabbits and stuff.
I would love to hear your stories and suggestions of the best way to make our future runs and walks more pleasant. Thanks in advance!
• Do you run with your dog? What kind of leash do you use?
• For the dog walkers, has this ever happened to you?
My friend was just telling me about a co-worker of hers who got burned badly the same way, except on the front of her shin. Her dog was small too! She ended up needing 25 stitches to repair the cut! Yikes!