So far each day has passed quite uneventfully, I either walk or run or run/walk at least 5k a day.
It has been getting a little boring to be honest. Until tonight....
Tonight I decided to change the route I usually take for walking my 2 dogs, because I have a shiney new Garmin Forerunner 10 and I wanted to try it out ~ again!!
Big mistake. Didn't realise that at the end of the new track was a field full of cows & calves. Also didn't know that litlle dog was going to turn into a cow herder!! It was only when I heard her excited YIP YIP and a big MOOOOOOOO that I realised this 5k was going to be different
Big dog came running back out the way, but little dog wasn't having any of it NOOOO WAAAAYYY, she was off, rounding them all up and running them down the field. There was me screaming like a banshee trying to call her back while clambering over a stile, but she was in THE ZONE and her selective hearing had kicked in.
I watched in horror as she herded them to the bottom of the field, through a gap in the hedge and into the next field. She was running round them, through them, under them, just a small black blur.... they were going in all directions trying to get out of her way.... Thank goodness there was a complete hedge in this field, she could've took them for miles... o_O
There was nothing else for it, I had to run over the field to get to the field she was in and then over a double stile, with big dog following completely bewildered at my screaming and huffing. Running in wellies through cow pats and ankle length grass is not easy!!! And have you ever tried to get a Great Dane through those small gaps they leave next to the stiles????
So what happens when I'm in a field full of cows being herded towards me by my dog? Yep, I just stand there screaming at her to 'COME' while big dog is just looking at me like I've lost the plot.
Eventually she came back, complete with a couple of hoof prints on her back where she had clearly been clobbered by the cows. I have no sympathy for her, she gave me the fright of my life and has ended up covered in cow poo......
She was straight on the lead and practically dragged over the fields back to the track to continue our walk.... thank goodness the FR10 doesn't have a heart rate monitor!!
Tomorrow I shall continue with boring!