So this morning was the biggie, well for me. 20 mins non stop running and I was really looking forward to it. So me and the dog, Sparky a little Jack Russell and I set off. Up to now Sparky has enjoyed the runs as much as I have, little tail wagging and keeping up with me (thats not actually that hard!). This morning was another matter, he has never really liked the rain but this morning was silly! He dragged his paws on the five minute walking warm up and when the run started he had to be pulled along for the first 5 minutes. I swear he could hear Laura saying 5 minutes in, keep going as his attitude improved and he started running along side me rather than being pulled along. All was fine until Laura stated there was just 5 minutes to go and he started dragging again.
Well we finished the run, but I have to say I found it easier than the dog. How good was that! Not only did I achieve the 20 minutes continous running but I also did half of it pulling the dog along. My fitness must have improved.
Sparky is now asleep in his bed with a blanket over him. Poor boy I wonder if the NHS has a C25K for dogs as he is finding this tough!