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I have been told that I have a couple of screws loose, but today they were tightened down and necessary out there :-). Anyways the roads were a mess, snow, freezing rain and ice were the order of the day.
Yeah, I ran with my screw shoes today...no doubt about it. They were definitely necessary and part of the solution today.
There is no way I would have safely run half a mile, much less the 4.0 that I ended up with.
As long as I went slow, there was no problem, when Bennie (who's 4-paw drive is pretty stable) wanted to go faster, it did become an issue. So I became a great anchor and we did it slower than he wanted.
The worst part was when we were coming back up the Bitch and we passed this truck that was having a tough time backing into a driveway. Once we got by the truck, he went into tug of war mode. MMMMMMMMM NOT A GOOD THING today. We had a stop and lesson learning time a couple of times to get him to stop - he did.
Then he was pissed and wanted to go faster - pulling super hard, so we did a little Dog Whisperer and the short leash with it being slightly behind me as I was running. Finally, he got the message, calmed down and just ran easily. Damn Dawg ;-)
Yeah, it wasn't a great day for running outside with the road conditions and the freezing rain coming down got my glasses to the point where I could see better without them...not a great thing for someone with 20/400 vision. hehehhee
Look more at the glasses than me, I don't want anyone to faint in fright ;-)
By the way what looks like rain on the hat is actually ice.