Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:50
Good work, now time to T-off then!
5.5M easy Xc this morning and legs were ok (though hamstrings are protesting now after sitting down!)
Another dog related incident though - in the same wood that surrounds a massive country pile of some rock star where his three Dobermans used to occasionally stray, I came across two very large mastiff type dogs. Very mean and muscular looking with that wrinkled muzzle thing going on. Discretion being the better part of valour, I stopped in my tracks about 50 yards from them and waited for the owner to appear. No one did, so I carefully made my way away from the dogs, and discretely position a large bush and climbable tree between myself and them – just in case!
After initially staring at me, they seemed fairly indifferent and despite undoubtedly being able to smell my fairly obvious fear (!!) they continued on their way with no fuss or noise. I discretely slid through the trees in the other direction and then carried on myself along the footpath, checking over my shoulder for a while.
They were probably not a threat, but given recent events, the fact that there was two of them, they were very large and no one was with them made me very nervous - I had visions of them simply ripping me apart which they could easily have done if they'd fancied it!
Given I have to go this way regularly (including to get home tonight!) and don't relish testing out how friendly they are, so have reported it to the local dog warden and am keeping my fingers crossed they follow it up...