Monday has become my "long run day" but it used to be my worst 5k day, strange but a nice steady longer run seems more enjoyable to start the week! Stopped to stroke some cute pooches (any excuse to rest and recover) including a very lovely Bassett Hound! Then as I was on the way back after running through the woods into a long field two men with two large dogs appeared. One of them, a Dalmatian, was charging up to me showing its teeth and snarling, trying to chase after me - it was definitely not smiling. I asked the man to call it back as I did not think it was being friendly. Dog took no notice of him at all but he reassuringly shouted "don't worry, it's friendly". Not my idea of friendly so I ran on as it was distracted by its owner. A month ago, I've already encountered a Staffie who thought charging at me and leaping in the air was a game to play with a runner, bashed me on the leg and gave me a huge bruise on the knee 😩! That was just an out of control hyper friendly dog.
I do love dogs but maybe the out of control "friendly" ones need to be kept on a lead! Smiling Labradors, bouncing Bassets, jolly Jack Russels, softie Shelties, dopey Dobermans, canny Cairns, chilled out Collies are all very welcome to come and say hello to me though.
Managed a cross country 12 km so happy that it was long and nice steady pace to avoid tree roots and called twigs and uneven grassy tracks.