Running with greyhounds

Actually seemed like quite a good idea at the time. Off we set, me and my 2 retired racers, onto the old railway trail. 5 minute walk no real problem apart from the need to stop and sniff every blade of grass (them not me). Then laura told us to start running. Wow they thought, about time our mam learnt to run. Everything seemed to be going so well, I was motivated and they were happy, then disaster. A rabbit shot out of the bushes and up the track quickly followed by 2 dogs and me hanging on tight. Rabbit avoided capture by diving through a hedge. We attempted to follow - unsuccessfully! Ah well, back to running alone all part of the couchto5 adventure

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  • OMG ... your blog made me giggle so much, thanks :D

    Years ago I raised and showed Irish (red) setters. Your blog reminded me of a time when I took 3 out together in open countryside and thought I might break into a trot. Similar to your experience methinks ... except my three went in three different directions and I ended up holding 3 leads with my nose inches away from the mud. Oh, the joys of dog ownership ... wish I still had mine. Enjoy the rest of your C25K adventure/s! Cheers, Linda x

  • I'm hoping to get a dog this summer... Not a greyhound then??

    Best of luck with the plan


  • Greyhounds make the best pets ever, I really recommend them. Maybe not as running mates though x

  • I do like working breeds and so many in rescue places... I miss my springer, he was perfect off the lead and he'd have adored the running with me. Unfortunately they're not a dog to suit a working family, they need so much mental stimulation :-(

  • My step-dad had a beautiful springer. The nuttiest, wimpiest dog, most gorgeous brown-eyed wonder you have ever met, and she has a very special place in our hearts and memories. Never owned my own dog, my husband is unfortunately allergic to animals, but I would dearly love one. And to jog with one? Heaven!

  • I came across 2 springers in the park today and slowed down for quick cuddles - I adore them. I asked my son who is about to leave school for college if we could manage one now he'll be home more and he doesn't want another springer - we couldn't replace Oscar :-( they really are my favourite dogs, so bright and gentle and great fun. I totally get the 'nutty' but though ha ha

  • This made me smile too. By BIL got a retired grey when he went to the US, beautiful young man he was, but couldn't get the bigger to run!

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