Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
Jogging Hazard: Cars or Coyotes
So im a city boy gone country..yeehaw! well, not even country country, but sort of. anyway. in my new neighborhood there are no sidewalks. across one semi-busy street from my neighborhood it gets more rural. farms, houses a 1/4mile to 1 mile apart...you get the picture.
I was jogging in my neighborhood. No side walks and at night, so I'm contstantly dodging cars. The dogs have picked up very well on the fact that we avoid cars. I'm always on the side nearest the car and keep them off on the shoulder. I do have a flashlight i shine on the road to help cars see me. with the hills and curves, the is the occasional car that suprises me a bit. I still feel like my game of "frogger" while jogging can be won though! it does get very annoying though switching sides of the road and dodging cars fairly often on our jog.
Then i decided to try out the country roads just outside my neighborhood. I started last Sunday during the day and did a nice 4 miles. Tuesday I went out again (only this time at night) after work for a jog. some where out there are some coyotes. I could hear them howling and making crazy coyote sounds haha. I really don't think they'd try to attack a human and 2 GSD's, but I have heard stories of very aggressive coyotes occasionally. I do carry a 3" knife on the jog for worst case scenario sort of stuff.
sooo....where would you jog at night? coyote country? or dodging cars on streets with no sidewalks?
A tired puppy is a good puppy
CODY - Sable GSD Born 11/15/09
MANDI - GSD/Husky/Lab Mix Born 6/3/06