...is becoming an obstacle in my training schedule. This dog was adopted from the streets of Addis Ababa and has been brought back to the chilly shores of Scotland. I have been put in charge of looking after him whilst his owners are overseas for a wee holiday. He's great to walk with but just not run. If there is an awkward place to stop and sniff or a quick direction change that cuts across my path, he'll find it. The beast needs to go out for a couple of hours each day so have no spare time to take myself out running! It has been lovely watching him sprinting off along the beach each morning, terrorising the local wildlife, thinking how very different his life is now. It is not so lovely trying to squeeze in a run before it gets too dark. I have now not been out for a run since Tuesday.
I am both looking forward to getting back out running and also a little bit apprehensive as to how tough it's going to be. I'll just have to battle on through and get back into my routine...minus the dog!