I was going to go to running club – honest guv…but then I got home and I just couldn’t be arsed to sit around for an hour (it starts at 7.30pm) so I decided to take Missy (my cousins dog who lives 2 doors up from us) for a run. Missy is a very curvaceous dog. She’s a black lab and tonight whilst I was walking her, dressed all in black, I realised that she and I could have stepped straight out of that scene in 101 Dalmations with all the owners that look like their dogs. Not that I am her owner, but we look very alike – smiley happy faces, lots of energy and very well padded around the middle and the bottom, she with flappy ears and me with my flappy hair (in desperate need of a cut).
Her owner has put her on a diet and is happy for me to take her out running to help with weight loss, but we’re still in the very early days, and I think the effects of the diet hit her today. I was planning a 4 mile run – I’ve walked her the same route a couple of times so she knows it now. After slowly plodding for the first mile, she looked up at me, up ahead and turned around! Her eyes said, look honey I have great time with you but I just don’t have it in me today – if we turn back here it’s a respectable 2 miles, and that’s the best you’ll get.
I have to admit I did agree with her a little, so we had a leisurely stroll home, with a promise to try again tomorrow night. I’ll get hubby to take a pic of us so you can see what I mean about looking alike!
So tonights Juneathon was a 1 mile run and a 1 mile walk.
Running – 27m
Walking – 2.7m