PB for Rico

It was a dark and rainy Xmas Eve. Not much was stirring only me, a head torch and Rico. Needed to go out early today to get my run in before picking up the Turkey. What a run walk it was. Very slow 16minute first mile. Then Rico spotted a deer and took off, I upped my pace and carried on running my route whistling to recall Rico as I went. He took the shortcut ie one side of a triangle while I did the other two. He was barking as he ran but all went quiet. I kept whistling and he appeared over the hill in the distance looking very pleased to see me (and to get his recall treat). After that he seemed quite happy to run with me and I increased the pace a bit. His PB for 1 mile is now 10minutes 18 seconds. Total today 4.55k in 38 mins including warm up, warm down and sniff stops.

The deer got away, I got the Turkey and now we're ready for the days preparations.

Hope Santa brings you everything you want

Merry Xmas to one and all.

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  • Yay Well done to you and Rico ! :-)

    I would love to be able to run with my dogs, but Pugs aren't designed very well for running, more like trotting and stopping every 5 seconds for a sniff and general faffidge . I wouldn't swap them for the world though :-)

    Hope Mrs GF is okay. Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones xxx

  • Thanks Poppy. I think Pugs are more designed for the couch ;-) Mrs GF is on the mend but trying to do too much.

    Have a great christmas with you and yours xx

  • Rico the Wonderpooch! Happy Christmas!

  • Thanks useitotloseit Happy Xmas to you too!

  • Good effort Rico and GF. Turkey should have taken training tips from the Deer!

    I had one dog on the lead this morning and the sniff stops were accompanied by a very loud lady from Runkeeper telling me 'activity paused' or 'activity started'. Need to switch her off before next time!

  • Like it Slookie. Sometimes I use endomondo and have a similar voiced lady telling me and the world how long the last mile took ;-)

  • A perfect start to the over indulgence! Happy Christmas GF to you, all the family and Rico.

  • ANd Happy Christmas to you and your family IP

  • Merry Christmas! Go Rico too:)

  • Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays Burgdude

  • Sounds like a lovely morning :) Merry Christmas! :)

  • It's nicer out now. Merry Christmas Hilbean ;-)

  • merry christmas getting :D and Rico of course :D be gentle with that turkey and any stuffing :D

  • Will do ROb. Merry Christmas to you and yours too ;-) Need to get stuffing now !

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