As I ran through my neighborhood last week, a miniature Doberman Pincher darted towards me. I froze in my tracks armed with fists and a kickboxing stance. That dog would have been catapulted into the next block over had its owner not called him home.
Then on Sunday, Lori and I witnessed two small dogs chasing down another runner. These dogs had been let out to pee but decided to hound an innocent runner instead.
With the rising number of doggie disturbances, I have decided to make a public plea.
If you have no fence, then please put your dog on a leash. Otherwise, you are putting your dog at risk to be kicked in the head.
This might sound cruel, but when a small dog comes yapping around my ankles, all I see is this…
I don’t care how cute your dog may be. Fur and fangs are not cute to this runner just wanting to finish her miles. When Cujo comes gunning for my calves, he is going to get kicked in the jowls.
During both Disney races, there were DJs placed sporadically along the route blasting tunes to keep the runners motivated. I loved the variety of music they played, which often caused me to break out in random dance moves, like the Hustle and YMCA. I’m sure I irritated the runners around me and they were probably hoping I would trip!
When NSYNC’s Bye Bye Bye boomed over the speakers, I couldn’t control the compulsion to bust out my best hip hop moves with that blast from the past.
Then, during my long haul on Sunday, I remembered Darrin’s Dance Grooves, which taught the basic dance steps to all your favorite pop videos.