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A couple of months into my training schedule and i'm getting most aware of what to be afraid of. At the top of my list is DOGS!
I run first thing in the morning as its quiet, little traffic, fresh air and is the easiest time for me to fit in. What i'm noticing more and more are the dog owners that just open their door and let their pooch out in the morning for a dump and harass any unlucky passers by...often me. Great big German Shepherd the other day come bounding up to me..thankfully it lost interest after I went past. Maybe my quick 'Oh CRAP!' and diversion helped. This morning I had a Rottweiller go for me, thankfully its owner managed to reign it in before it anchored itself to my leg. The owner muttered ' well come on then' as I shat myself at the same time as checking traffic on the road i'd just had to jump into... like it was my fault..hmmm
Then two staffies bounded up on the way to the local school playing field for a dump, owner thought it was funny as I swore and made sharp deviation.
Ah well, i guess its what comes from running in suburbia. What other running hazards am I likely to come across? I can think of a few - dodge the dog turd is one. Morning van drivers taking advantage of the quiet roads to demonstrate their belief that they are Stirling Moss incarnate...arrgghh.
Still, I much prefer running early doors - great time of day!
Edit: just noticed the extra 's' at the end of 'Running' in the title - any way this can be edited