Men + Dogs

I don’t want dogs or men to look at me. When I am out on a run, I don’t want my stride interrupted, stuttering on the decision to turn back, go around, dodge down a different trail. I don’t want to smile. I don’t want eye contact. I try not to be anyone else’s problem. When I run on trails, I try to choose ones that have clear leash rules. The trails near my kid’s school require all dogs to be leashed all the time. I recognize that other places allow off leash dogs. That is fine. I do not run in those places. But, on the leash-required trails, most dogs are off their leashes anyway.

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