DISTANCE: 8.62 km DURATION: 54 minutes
What I love about running with Ennis is that although he is nervous about me taking him for a run at first, after about five minutes he starts to smile up at me and wag his tail. It really shows me that he appreciates me taking him for a run. At first he won’t take a treat from my hand but at the moment when he’s feeling good, he’ll shyly accept a little treat. I tried to take two pics to show the difference in his body language. Thanks Ennis for allowing me to run with you today. No pees or poops for him today.
DISTANCE: 5.71 km DURATION: 57 minutes
I definitely think Carl could be a speed walker. This was my first walk with him and he was delightful without any hard pulling. We took in a lot of sights today including the Highland Heritage Shoppe, a tree with a gazillion birds in it and the abandoned VW bug. I think both Carl and I love the Paskapoo Slopes so hope it stays a beautiful trail system. Carl had 3 pees and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 7.79 km DURATION: 48 minutes
What I love about dogs is how happy they are to see you even if you’ve never met before. I got to run with Talus for the first time today and it was great! She’s pretty fast, but a super fun running partner. It was a bit windy with the Chinook as you can see with our crazy hair, but can’t beat running in +10 in January. The Scoop: 4 pees, no poops.
DISTANCE: 8.23 km DURATION: 59 minutes
Today was my last day with Dog Gone Running. Coco felt like she needed to give me a big kiss on the cheek to say goodbye. We had a great early morning run where we pushed our boundaries! Coco did a great job today and I’m sure going to miss all my canines friends here at Dog Gone Running! The Poop Scoop: Coco pooped.
DISTANCE: 2.75 km DURATION: 50 minutes
Coco and I had an active recovery day today. Right from the get go, she did not want to run and she made that very clear to me. So we walked, she sniffed, and we worked on commands and leash behaviour. I think it’s important for these runs to be dog-centered. So maintaining control but still letting our outing be a positive experience was my goal for Coco today. One pee for Coco.
DISTANCE: 6.61 km DURATION: 58 minutes
Coco got into her run a lot quicker today. Typically, she has to stop more frequently for the first 10 minutes to smell all the smells close to home. But today all she needed was a few quick sniffs and then we got into our run. We explored a bit around Coach Hill for a change of scenery. Then, she decided enough exploring and she either gave me an imploring head tilted expression or she jumped around. Almost like a toddler having a mini tantrum to say I want to go home. It was short-lived though as soon as she realized I agreed to head towards home. One pee on today’s run
DISTANCE: 7.27 km DURATION: 1 hour 4 minutes
Coco and I had a fantastic run on this sunny Monday. I had to take a selfie to show our happy faces enjoying our run. I think she’s picking up on Eamonn’s 5 min on/off pattern but this gives her an opportunity to sniff around. Then, we practiced some commands on leash and away we went. It’s a win-win for both of us. Especially, since we are running a lot of hills around her neighbourhood. Two pees for Coco today.
DISTANCE: 7.32 KM DURATION: 59 minutes
Coco was feeling the cold snap today as a nice frosty beard grew on her face throughout the run. It was pretty funny to see her face frozen over. We did our 5 minutes of walking 5 minutes of running and still managed a great 7kms! Great Friday with Coco. The Poop Scoop: nothing to report.
DISTANCE: 9.70 KM DURATION: 56 minutes
Today’s run is brought to you by Training with Talus! Talus took me through my paces. We went out hard and fast for the first 1.5 km. I convinced her it was time to stop and take some pics. Then we went out fast again. This dog was born to run! We ran south and around Fox Hollow golf course. Here’s something else I learned about Talus. She does NOT like bridges. Thanks for training me hard today Talus! Three pees for Talus.
DISTANCE: 6.13 KM DURATION: 1 hour 19 minutes
Abby, Jake and I had some company for our run today; my partner, Rob and our dog Jack joined us. Leslie was there to help with introductions, Abby was rambunctious at initial greeting, but she was good once she got her hellos out of her system. We took them all to Sue Higgins, where they had a great time chasing each other. Jack took a particular shine to Jake and kept following him wherever he went! Abby had one pee and one poop, Jake had two pees and one poop.
DISTANCE: 4.32 km DURATION: 37 minutes
Brrr! Today’s run was a chilly one, definitely a double up on every piece of clothing kind of day. But, the sun was shining and I got to see Abby and Jake for the first time after the holidays! We did cut our run a bit short, in the interest of keeping paws, and extremities, from getting too frozen. Abby and Jake were a pleasure, as always. Keeping it close to home, we ran mostly paved sidewalks and a few back roads to keep it interesting. Abby had two pees and Jake had three. No poops for either.
DISTANCE: 10 KM DURATION: 1 hour
I love firsts. Today was the first time I ran with Talus and the first time, I ran along Nose Creek Parkway to Confluence Park. Talus greeted me by actually talking (almost like Huskies do). I think she said, “My name is Talus and I like to run sub 5 minute kilometers.” The cold weather froze up our GPS/time tracker, but I believe we ran closer to *10 km at a fast **5:15 /km pace. She had 2 pees and 1 poo. I warmed up my phone and had a quick game of fetch so I could take a photo. She brought me one of her favourite – squeaky lips. Priceless!
DISTANCE: 10.00km DURATION: 59 minutes
Today, I found Jersey in her backyard anxiously awaiting our run. She started out like a bullet and she helped me with my New Year’s resolution to get fitter and faster as I approach fifty. The run was challenging and fun with Jersey only stopping for 3 quick pees. I wonder if Jersey achieved her New Year’s goal? We did have a bit of a quick scrap with a German Shepherd who was off-leash, came out of nowhere and was not under the owner’s control but I was able to get Jersey away from a bad situation without harm. The owner’s brother told me this dog is often straying about the neighbourhood which is good to know for future runs. A bit of excitement at the end of a very joyful stress-free run.