Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Running With My 800# Dog

When I told Jay that I was going to start Ease Into 5K again and do it with Her Highness, he looked at me like I was crazy and informed me I couldn't just run with a horse like a dog.

What?!

Who says?

So yesterday morning, I slipped on my sweats and shoes, put Her Highness in her halter and headed out.  And you know what?  It was so much easier to take Estes for a run than ANY of the dogs I've ever taken out for a walk.

She kept right at my shoulder the whole time.  Occasionally, I had to push her away from my shoulder because she would drift into me, but she really was easier to run with than any dog I've ever dealt with.

She also pushed me a bit on the run portion of the intervals.  Not that she dragged me or put any pressure at all on the lead rope; I just had to move my feet faster than a slow jog to keep up with her easy trot.  That's good for me, because I can do the world's slowest jog - barely faster than a quick walk.

Anyway, it was so much fun that I'm actually looking forward to doing it again tomorrow, and I can't remember the last time (if ever) I've said that about running.

4 comments:

~Allison said...

I kinda sorta started the Couch to 5k with my dog and I plan to do it with Shy. . .but my motivation is lacking.
Good work!

Momma Fargo said...

I used to do that, too...that is until the rattle snakes came out. Blah.

GunDiva said...

So. much. fun.

Allie, you'll enjoy it with Shy, I bet.

Momma, I haven't seen a rattlesnake yet, but I did buy a bra gun just for those critters. (I just have to remember to take it with me.) We're running on farm access roads, so I don't know how many we'll run across. I hope none.

Rachel said...

No snakes here except for the itty bitty garter ones. So come on and bring your Kona twin so we can run together! :)