Posted: 04/01/2017 at 18:35
Happy New Year all. Having read back, totally in awe of the annual mileage totals for 2016. Presumably you people do other things in your lives apart from running?? Astonishing.
Also good to see that there’s already been lots of miles run in 2017. Spoons, Reg, Bluemoon, hope the injuries clear up quickly. Presumably an injury involving a PC and a toe would call for a re-boot…
Am well into week 4 of the up to 55 schedule. All good at present. Yesterday was just a recovery so as a new parkrun is starting in our area on Saturday, had a jog up the canal to have a look at the off-road part of the course. When I was almost there, met this family of 4 walking with 5 dogs, 2 on leads and 3 running free. Have to say I don’t have a problem with dogs and find that most owners are very responsible. On this occasion however… one of the dogs, a small rat-like creature, was on the longest lead I’ve ever seen, so I was well within range. It came across the towpath barking and baring its teeth, it hadn’t got many but seemed to know how to use them. Then one of the free dogs, looked like a Bull Mastiff or similar, came over to help his mate. I just stopped not quite knowing what to do. Certainly my way past on the towpath was pretty well blocked. At this stage, the guy holding the lead of the rat had done nothing, but eventually he reeled in his charge saying ‘Come on, people are allowed to jog on the canal’. The Bull Mastiff obviously thought this was a reasonable comment and also backed off. I just stood there shaking my head and the other 9 just carried on down the towpath as if this was a regular occurrence. Hope they’re not around Saturday morning to watch the parkrunners go by. Thankfully uneventful 10 mile GA today.