i am so sorry you got bitten. but, a rope dog leash? what was he thinking? sounds as if the dog might be reactive(ok, armchairing it here, but as a bully breed owner he should have at least given you his info should you choose to report it even though no skin was broken- it's the right thing to do as a dog owner, period)and a rope leash is just scary to me(our boxer has fear anxiety/reaction and we are so careful with him).
but congrats on the mileage and the weight! that's fantastic on both! send some weight my way- i need to gain a few pounds about now.
Hey man, your slowest mile times are like my fastest times. So fear not, you'll outdistance me when we're running from zombies. Glad you weren't seriously hurt by the dog. That's so scary and startling.
My slowest times used to be my fastest times too. A year ago I was aspiring for 10 minute miles. You get better. But it's not really how fast you go that matters, it's that you keep going.
As a long time owner of large dogs of the more ferocious type breed (German shepherds) and a long time walker of them, that dog's behavior strikes me as very odd. I don't know the dog so don't really want to pass too much judgment, but I blame the owner...the dude shouldn't be walking a dog who lunges and bites.
Btw, how tall are you? You look tall in your photos.
six two. dude seemed surprised when it happened. and i was going past on the non-dog side, but it was a very narrow sidewalk. he might have thought i was mugging his dude. possible.
its possible the dog has a previous bad experience with tall men (i had a german shephard who was terrified of men over 5'8)
the owner, unless this was completely novel behavior, should have been taking far better precautions.
also he should have insisted on giving you his info because if it WAS novel behavior, the dog could be ill
I walk my dogs in an area with lots of stray and loose dogs, and the pit bulls are the only breed that attacks. At least 6 times, now, and I always have pepper spray handy.
most of the pitties out there are likely to be dog aggressive. not 100% but its a breed trait and then sadly encouraged
when a pittie is human aggresive i WRRY because thats a trait that was onlly being encouraged recently by bad bad breeding
oh. been bitten three times
some kind of shnauzer thing
mut that looked german shepherrdd ish but who knows
That's exactly right, and I'm experiencing dog aggression. They wouldn't necessarily hurt me. Last year, an old man did get badly mauled protecting his little dog.
Does it just go to Clydesdale class? Or is there one beyond that, such as Land Whale?
I've seen races that have Clydesdale at 190-214 and then just "215+"
Go you! And you're also the reason I sometimes subtitle posts "This is [still] not a fitness blog." Because running.
let the message go forth from this time and place, that the torch has been passed....
Its entirely possible the dog saw a person and was like "this person can throw my bone for me! hey human! throw my bone!" i had headphones in so i couldn't tell if it was making angry noises.
some dogs are fearful reactive to people running past them. in which case it is the owners critical responsibility to be aware of the POSSIBILITY and take steps. among them not giving the dog the slack t do that.
some dogs cannot be walked where people jog or run. sad but true.
and yes the owner should have given you his information,
congrats on the weight and the distance
Go you! Watching you and your FIT journey really helps me on mine, especially now when I've been eating right but not exercising like I should.
My biggest milestone is a quiet one that isn't very glamorous, but it's the one I'm proudest of, and it's the one I care about more than the weight, which is about 20 pounds lower than it was a year and a half ago, which is still good.
My milestone is that now I don't get winded and tired when I do fun things, like dance for 30 minutes or go hiking for a couple hours. Part of it, I think, is that now I know my body enough to know what pace I should keep. My body is also much stronger and more able to do active things than it was before. My ex and I had a nerdcore dance party after we watched The Boxtrolls a few weeks ago, and I felt really alive and like I was having fun, not like I was overdoing it and wanted to sit down. I've also been noticing that I've been getting a bit sick lately, and I think there might be a correlation between not getting in as much veggies and fruits as I have in the past on my sensible portion eating plan, so it will be interesting to see if my wellness goes up again as I go back to eating enough veggies and jogging again.
Weight is the easiest but least useful metric for measuring things like this. For sure the way to do it is the way you are -- how long you can dance and how easy it is to do things that used to be hard. Go you!
Do heavier people need extra-cushioned shoes for running? My friend who jogs with me is both taller and heavier than I (and I'm an "Athena" -- I never set weight goals or step on a scale, that whole scene triggers misery) and she prefers even more minimalist shoes than I do, and her knees don't suffer.
Congratulations on your milestones, the distance and the weight ones at least! Fifteen miles is totally amazing to me. I can presently jog along for three-quarters of a mile without asphyxiating, which is three-quarters of a mile farther than I could run a few weeks ago. So, I am understanding the positive accumulation. The dog bite not so much, but I'm glad you were not badly hurt! A rope for a leash, with a strong muscular dog! Duh!
I need special shoes because of my weight, but they're to protect my feet more than my knees. After I jog, I also have to massage out the soles and tops of my feet with a tennis ball because of all of the strain.
I'm not sure of the science of it, but the running industry will tell you that you need special shoes. I got a stress fracture in my leg running a year and 20 pounds ago -- my evidence is anecdotal.
When I started I couldn't run a whole block, my first 3/4 mile was a big deal. As was my first mile and my first three ... those things just keep piling up. It gets easier. Congrats!!
And don't worry about the scale, it's useless for anything that's important. Just keep measuring it in how long and how far you can go. That's the only thing that's important. xox