so, for those who saw my previous post, the lovely clean white dog we are taking care of has been assessed at doggy fat camp (by me) and was prescribed some limited calories and some brisk walking (but no running) for the first few days. Now he's been here a week, it was time this morning to get stuck in (plus I haven't run at all since my 7 miler on Monday last week - my shins started to hurt so I took some extra days off)
Back to the dog, I let him wee umpteen times during the warm up walk, but it became apparent that he wasn't going to keep up while off the lead, so back on his lead, we set off at a very slow jog. 20 minutes later (and it wasn't really much faster than our warm up walk) we cooled down and then I let him off for some free sniffing and racing around madly.
It went well, I will have to keep him on the lead though, he's hopeless at keeping up otherwise. It seems he doesn't mind water and mud, which is handy, as the commons are full of them
Am too tired to post more, it was fun. I did get rather fed up with people asking why he is pink though He's not my dog, it's not my fault! Bit of a short run for me, but better than nothing and, in any case, it's my birthday, I don't HAVE to run very far