Running with Rico

Alarm went off 6am (on a Sunday?) no way was I getting up as I'd had a really busy day yesterday. I've done 3 runs this week as well but I know I'm going to London and Birmingham for work so fitting runs in is going to be tough. 7:30 rolls round and I find myself putting on my running gear. Wake Rico get doggy bits together and off we go.

Much slower when you're waiting for your pooch. He lagged behind all the time, stocking up on brambles and crab apples as we passed his favourite spots. After about 3k when I had to put the lead on to cross a road he just lay down but I got him going again with some liver cake.

A really enjoyable run in the morning sun with Rico trotting along. No diversions for pheasants or deer which was nice. 9.64k - No PBs but no injuries just a warm glow.

Hope you all have great runs today


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10 Replies

  • Great post, GF! That's what it's about, isn't it - we get a bit focused on PBs sometimes and forget that running is about that warm glow and the buzz we get from it! Great stuff; well done on a great run. Hope you manage to get time to run in the week; not easy when you're being sent all over the place!

    Happy resting! :-)

  • Thanks MY I agree, it's nice just to run because you can now, thanks to c25K

  • That sounds like such a good run, just out to enjoy it with the rusty Rico. Hope you get to run whilst away although I imagine it is quite difficult.

  • Thanks BF. Will have to see what I can manage.

  • Sounds like a fab run GF . I have to laugh at Rico, he sounds so funny, always on the lookout for something to eat on his way around ha ha . One of my pugs, Rocky is exactly the same. Where I walk there are lots of apple and pear trees. Theres always a few that have fallen off, so he always has a good munch . At least theyre healthy ha ha :-)

    Enjoy the rest of your day , that sounds like a really good run you had there ;-) xxx

  • Thanks Poppypug yes a retriever that retrieves lost apples and brambles and the odd tennis ball. He's not that great at fetch but always brings home a stick as a trophy so we have a large collection for our firepit. Sounds like Rocky would get on well with Rico. Have a great sunday

  • Lol ... i tried running with one of mine on the 2nd week. What an experience...i kept having to double back to get him out of the bushes (he is partial to a lizzard hunt!)

    The gps tracking map was all over the place at the end of that run i can tell ya!!

  • I did consider putting my garmin on him just to see how far off th beaten track he goes on a normal walk

  • running with Rico sounds fab, I bet he loves his runs with you, and well done :)

  • Thanks JuJu

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