As I have been training for my half-marathon, I have been doing some very interesting runs. But none of them will compare to my run this morning.
I was facing an 8 mile run. After having to take a week and a half off, I really was concerned I could make this run, but I was going to try.
As I set out dodging ice and cars, I was feeling pretty good. My tummy was going a little numb from the cold, but all in all I was feeling good. I did my first 4.25 mile loop, tacked on an extra quarter mile and decided I would just doing some loops by the elementary school by our house in order to avoid the big hill.
Our neighbors have two very dangerous dogs who will attack. And they tried to get me this morning.
Normally, I would have been scared out of my mind. I was scared, yes, but I was grateful for a little run I did with my sister in laws for some bonding over Thanksgiving. It was on this run that I first encountered these dogs and my sister in law, Kalyn, who is a mommy runner herself, told me what to do.
So I stomped. I screamed. I yelled. Finally, they backed down, otherwise I would have had to pull out some rocks to throw at them.
Needless to say, I didn’t do my loops around the school. I ended up doing the big loop again and almost didn’t make it home. But after some walking and talking to the hubby on the phone, I made it home.
Now, I am trying to decided what to do about those attack dogs…
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