On a long country run, sometimes I just love it when I meet a friendly pooch because it would be so rude not to stop and say hello and stroke them too! Then there are the awkward gates, just couldn't possibly manage to keep running while opening and shutting those either! The other day there were 6 Red Kites gliding above me, there was no way I should run on without taking a moment to enjoy a sight like that. This is one of the reasons, country runs are the very best runs, particularly for longer runs. I am up to a maximum of 15k which I did once because I have a HM in September, so my eye is on the prize!! I generally do not allow walking and prefer to continue stumbling and plodding but on a long run day, any excuse to just take a breath!