Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Running With Paddy

I guess I could have taken pictures of my new running route with Paddy Wag. But I was busy wrangling with her leash and busy watching her so I don't trip myself and totally forgotten about taking pictures. 

I bought Paddy Wag a new harness thing. Took my pea-sized brain a few minutes to figure out how to put it on for her. Once I got it, it was easy. Ahh... We took off, with a walk up to the neighbor's house where a little boy asked what I was doing. I was thinking, "What do you think I am doing?"  Of course, I put on my fun, kind, sweet, nurturing speech pathologist voice and told him, "I'm going for a walk with my puppy. We may even run a little."

So Paddy and I took off. She appears to be deathly scared of vehicles (great!) and will run AWAY from them, not after them. Good. But she gets into a tizzy, crazy, "oh-crap, the world is coming to an end" frenzy that I think is dangerous. We ran through some gravel road, saw a dog and it wasn't exactly friendly. But it didn't chase after us either. Paddy was just busy looking around, exploring and wondering where in the world this Chinese chick is taking her. We ran through the cemetery and before we know it, I was right outside Paddy's mommy's house (a.k.a my friend's house). I called her and asked her if she wanted to come outside and look at Paddy. She came outside with her husband and they were loving on her. We brought Paddy to see her real doggy mommy and brother. So, that was an "awwww" moment there. I wished my friend's little daughters were there to visit with Paddy. They always enjoyed videos and pictures of Paddy Wag.

We ran again to my boyfriend's office, said HI and left. It was about to get dark and Paddy and I really gotto book it. The run was 4 miles. It took over 48 minutes. I actually enjoyed the run. No, the running mojo isn't back totally yet. But it was nice to be outside for a change. I think Paddy's stubborn-ness made the run a little more tiring than needed. Tugging her and changing the leash from one hand to the other kinda tired my shoulder/arm a little. But then again, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world to have her running by my side.

So, four miles in the book. I think I have 46 miles left to run for this month!


  1. Those harnesses are hard to figure out! But, I agree that once you figure it out, it seems SO simple. Glad you had good run with your pup :-)

  2. It's so nice that within 4 miles you are able to visit friends and your BF's office! Great run!! :)

  3. Great way to get motivated and break up a run - visiting friends!

  4. Does Paddy recognize her mom and brother as being her mom and brother? This all sounds just too cute!

  5. Oh, I miss running with Guinness. Scuttlebutt and McMenamin don't have her natural abilities to know how to run with me (or maybe I just forgot how struggling she could be...hahaha).

    Sounds like a great run!

  6. Nice job on the 4 miles. Nice to have company.


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