Posted: 04/12/2013 at 23:38
Hi. That's horrible. No wonder you are scared now but it won't help hiding in your house because of this. The longer you leave it the worse it will get. Can you go running on a different route where the chances are less that you will see her until you got your confidence back? I would not be defeated by her as I assume you have done nothing to provoke the attack and if she can't/ won't control her dog she is clearly at fault!
If you see her try to ignore her and if she recognises you and starts an argument just keep running, or if you feel up for it talk to her.
Hope you will get it sorted soon and can enjoy your running again without worrying of getting attacked.
Edit: think reporting her is also a good idea as she and her dog are clearly a threat to other ppl and childen. Take a camera phone with you so you can take a pic of her and the dog which would help the police to identify her.