Felt good today during today’s run and after passing the 5K mark of my run, I decided to push on and go for 6K.
Then I met the irresponsible dog owner and his over excited/slightly aggressive cocker spaniel!
I first clocked them and witnessed the owner bend down to grab the dogs collar, too late. It was off and heading in my direction, “don’t worry, it’ll only bark at you!” Were his attempt at reassuring me.
At first it just ran behind me doing just as it’s owner had said, then it decided to start circling me and actually started going for my ankles!!
Now I’m not one for violence against man or dog, but the thought to lash out did momentarily cross my mind, then the vision of me face planting the ground also crossed my mind!
So I decided to stop, the dog also stopped and walked back to it’s owner. I started running again, the dog saw this as a signal to attack again.
I repeated this a couple of times and then just thought “f**k it,” I’ll just walk instead!
Checked my distance, 5.8k, I was gutted. I was so close to running a +6K run!!!
Bloody irresponsible dog owners 🤬🤬🤬🤬