My dog has been telling me that Week 7 is too far for her to run and starts to fall back around the 20 minute mark (that's a picture of her after run 2 - she fell asleep and didn't stir for a couple of hours). I wasn't sure about taking her today as she seemed not to be well as she didn't eat her breakfast but as soon as I put on my running shoes she perked up so I decided to take her. It was a lovely day for running and I slowed my pace a bit for her which was good for me too. At about 22 minutes she had dropped behind so I was running looking back to check she was OK. At that point she spotted a crow on the heath and promptly shot off after it, sprinting for all she was worth! The crow lazily flapped away, the dog still in pursuit until she finally realised it was futile. She then trotted over to me and ran with me until Laura said "1 minute to go" at which point I had enough left to put on my "Parkrun finish sprint" and we zoomed together through that imaginary finishing tape (I'm not the only one to imagine that am I?
After the warm down walk we had another couple of sprints before walking home. When we got there she decided to eat the rest of her breakfast before sitting expectantly until she got her post-run-treat biscuits.
So, for Week 8 I will not be accepting any excuses!