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Sleepy Bear wrote (see)
hey cool - I've been looking into the whole cani-x caper - have seen a few photos of other people with terriers. I reckon I'll be getting some odd looks with my wee JRT in front of me too. Do you find the waist belt makes a big difference - I can't decide whether to just run with her on a bungee lead at the side of me.(Don't worry - we'll both be wearing pants tho hers will be metaphorical fur ones)
hey cool - I've been looking into the whole cani-x caper - have seen a few photos of other people with terriers. I reckon I'll be getting some odd looks with my wee JRT in front of me too. Do you find the waist belt makes a big difference - I can't decide whether to just run with her on a bungee lead at the side of me.
Glad to hear your gonna hold on to yer knickers! Lol.
If you are on facebook look up the "Canicross Trailrunners" page. A very friendly bunch of UK based people who organise meet ups to run together with their dogs (free) and enter races also. For my dogs, who are stronger than a jrt the belts are brilliant, take any shocks out of the arms when they pull, and of course they help me along.
For a jrt the belt might be handy from the point of view of being hands free most of the time. Or you could get a lead with bungee in it which you could hold in your hand. Depends on what you'd feel most comfortable with.
Either way, a harness that the dog can comfortably pull in is best. The guys on the canicross trailrunners page might be able to advise the best ones for a jrt.
I'm addicted to running with the dogs now!
Last summer running on a cycle path cut-through in the middle of Edinburgh I ran past a bright green Thai water dragon. When [a few mintues after passing him*] it finally dawned on me that even though it was the middle of the Edinburgh festival, he probably wasn't a performer (you see some really strange stuff running through town in August here) I did run back to check he was ok**.
**long story short it turned out he was an escaped pet and a big cardboard box and several of us making fools of ourselves trying to catch him later he was safely home.
hee hee hee I'm glad it's not just me that falls over! No flashing here though!
We are lucky aren't we? In terms of the creatures we get to see when we're out and about - it still shocks me when I hear of inner city children who've never even seen a real cow or sheep. Wonder what they'd have made of a wee lizardy beast. Once I get Rascal's endurance up (she's only 1) who knows where our runs will take us and what we'll find!
Ahhh nearly forgot the goats - though I was marshalling that day not running - still - I think they count as much as naked men hiding in sand dunes - beaches - gotta love em - reminds me of the time me and my friend innocently wandered through the nudist section of a beach in Lanzarote - we only went to learn to surf - learnt a whole lot more I can tell you!
However, back to the goats - any of you ani-experts recognise these: 4ftish - chocolatey coloured with white dots and beagle type ears. They were very inquisitive and kept coming over to the fence for a closer look at my high-vis vest. Wonder what they thought when the field came shooshing through...
The bad weather forced me to run indoors recently which is where I saw this strange site!
A deck chair !
Not today, but a couple of months ago !!
Was out running this afternoon and saw a father who looked to be wearing a backpack. As I ran past him - i saw that it wasnt a back pack but a harness - he was pulling his kids behind him on a sleigh/trolley. Fantastic!
Emmy_bug wrote (see)
Good one at 7.15am this morning
Somebody was up and out cleaning their window. It was still dark.
Okay so I was walking the dog, but I 'm a morning runner, so it could easily have been when coming back from a run !
Bet it's tricky keeping a wig on in this weather!
As for window cleaning in the dark - I wonder if they came back later and noticed lots of streaks? Or maybe it's more efficient as they show up better in the glow from indoors? Who knows! I'm going to ask our window cleaner when I see him - he already thinks I'm nuts anyway!
Nothing too exciting to report for me over Christmas except a lone half sandwich (completely untouched) by the side of the road at the summit of a Yorkshire Wold!
Running cross country near a golf course in saltash, cornwall when i was 8 with my mum we were stopped dead in our tracks when what can only be described as a black puma/panther stopped in the middle of the track to stare at us before casually continuing on his/her travels. If camera phones had been invented by then it would have been my uni fee's paid for we were that close. So glad my mum was with me just so i dont think i was hallucinating. 16 years on still no one believes us.