DISTANCE: 9 km DURATION: 1 hour
It was another great day for a run, and today, I got to run with Kali again. I enjoy running with her. She likes to go at a steady pace and stays right by your side. The only time she breaks her cadence is when she has to take a short break. And there weren't very many of those. We took a different route out to Arbour Lake and then up to Citadel before coming back. She ignored all of the other dogs, but a big statue of an eagle caught her attention and she stared at it for a while, not knowing what to make of it. My phone died near the end of our run, but we managed about 9kms in about an hour. Two pees and no poops.
DISTANCE: 8.87 km DURATION: 1:10:11
It's Fri-YAY Loki, I am here!! Being that I had a very spectacular run with my previous puppy of the day, I figured it was a view Loki couldn't miss! With that, away we went to take in the view of the ridge. I tend to laugh when running with Loki. People always mention how handsome he is. With every praise, I can see Loki start to get a little more pep in his step. He's a very beautiful boy and he sure knows it! Our route was great today as there was no one on the trails so it was nice to take my time and really enjoy Loki instead of worry too much about avoiding others. He truly is a very sweet boy. He likes to nudge his head a little closer to my leg when he wants a mid-run pat on the head, which just makes me melt! Another fantastic run with this great big guy! Thanks, Loki! See you Monday!! The scoop: no poops, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.28 km DURATION: 1:01:11
Lessons that Jasper helped to reinforce today: Lesson #1: Optimism. Wow it's impossible not to see how much possibility life holds when you're greeted by a face like his and are about to head out on a run beside some of Calgary's best scenery. Lesson #2: Humility: There was no room today for fussing over clean or pretty. That fast moving tongue of Jasper's is always at the ready to scoop up any errant Tim's sandwiches. Sorry bud, but my super fast hand robbed him of any enjoyment. Hmmm, my fingers are now covered in goo. Oh well, surely running tights easily double as napkins. Lesson #3: Patience. When Jasper finds some of the last remaining snow, I know that means we must take a break for a roll, a scratch, and a cool down. Nope, not moving even an itsy-bitsy bit for at least 5 minutes, thank you. Thanks for the run and the lessons, Jasper. The scoop: 7 pees, no poops.
DISTANCE: 9.40 km DURATION: 1:15:00
Hello beautiful! Juno and I got off to a rather slow start this morning. I'll admit it I may have made some bad decisions on our route down to Edworthy Park!😳 The path I chose was a little icy and steep. I know you don't have to say anything.😂 Bad decisions make for interesting adventures RIGHT?! Oh goody, Juno after all that now we get to wait for the train. Okay let's go! We cruised along for a while, said hello to some four legged friends and then came across some geese. A lot of geese families!😁 All good Juno! Take your time cause there's some hills coming up that I'm not too excited about. Back up to high ground and homeward bound we went. Thanks for the fantastic adventure Juno! Your a very special pooch😊 2 poos and 7 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.68 km DURATION: 56:19
HELLO JUNO! Yes, I'm back again! Our pace was a bit quicker today getting to the park. I think my friend was excited to go find herself some friends.😁 And she did. We followed an old guy named Joe for awhile until Juno got bored. Then we hit the mother lode and my friend lost a load (if you know what I mean)😂. She was so excited, she pooped!😳 We all laughed so hard but Juno didn't care she was too busy trying to run away from Hugo the Bulldog (he was crushing on Juno) 😍. I don't exactly know how long we were in the park and how many kilometers we did because my phone paused for a really long time. But I can guarantee that Juno is pooped (in more than one way). I tried to get her to go a little longer and she said NO! She really didn't but you know what I'm saying. Thanks for another fantastic adventure Juno! 2 poos and 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.64 km DURATION: 1:03:44
Mira and I set off on a run full of sniffing today! She was very interested in every tree and light post we passed today. By about halfway through the run, she started sniffing less and running more, so we were looking to full time by the end of our run. We checked out a few cul-de-sacs throughout Tuscany and we meandered home. It was an awesome, sunny day to explore Tuscany! After getting home, Mulligan joined me for a little stroll around the block! Doggy Business: Mira: many pees, 1 poop. Mulligan: 2 pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 8.66 km DURATION: 1:03:11
Kamber, Zenna and Geoff are back together for a joyous run. Thanks girls for the fun run. We saw and got pretty excited about quite a few squirrels who were busy cleaning up their dens and taunting innocent dogs. We did a nice route though Sandy Beach again and the dogs weren't fighting for positioning at all, Go figure!. At one point, Kamber decided she was going to play Houdini. I looked back to see her standing there all innocent-like and not going anywhere. The scoop, Zenna had one poop and 5 pees, Kamber had no business to report.
DISTANCE: 13.12 km DURATION: 1:11:50
I arrived a bit early for my run date with Lincoln today, so I set the ambitious goal of running 12+ kilometers with him which would be my longest DGR distance so far. Pleased to say that my goal was reached! We had a wonderful run together; great focus, pace and listening, which made for a relaxed run for me 😆. I missed my hill training this week so was glad to have Lincoln to keep me moving up those hills! We passed several people and dogs and I was able to keep Lincoln focused and distracted so there was no lunging or pulling. I love running with Lincoln, but I especially enjoy it when I know I'm challenging him a bit and today was a slightly challenging run for him, as it was slightly faster, longer, and on a different route. Apologies for the limited photos; we were just in such a great groove! One poop and many pees today.
DISTANCE: 8.78 km DURATION: 1:08:53
Guess what today is Lucy? It's Friday and everyone 'wuvs' knowing the weekend is here🎉. Since Miss L. was keeping me on my toes last run, I thought I would try and see if I could keep her guessing today. We had a switch up in our loop-de-loop run. We started off in a direction that could mean we were going to take a few options but then when we took the short portion of the route first and left the long loop route to the last Lucy was 'What!' At the halfway point, we where back at her house and she proceeded to the front door. "Hey Miss L." I think I caught you😉; there is still more to do.🐾 I could not help but stare at Lucy's stride today it was all Golden, I think her Border Collie side was sleeping. Her gait was smooth and flowing and her ears flopping back, she was all Golden. The Doggy Business: 2 poops and 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 5.95 km DURATION: 57:56
Ruth and I took the Golden crew out together today, but when we arrived for pickup...Marley was missing! Thankfully, he hadn't run away to avoid going out with us. He had just gone back to his own house, a few blocks away! We ran over to pick him up and started towards Weaselhead for our exercise. Roxy was looking beautiful as always with her golden blonde fur flowing in the breeze, her eager smile and silly sideways tongue out. And Molson DEFINITELY took notice! He was very interested in showing his...um..."affection" for her today, it was all we could do to keep them apart! We even swapped leashes at one point to give Roxy a little space away from her pal. Marley was pretty content to find a few sticks along the way and even carried one a portion of our walk. Since we were going back to two separate houses, Ruth and I parted ways at the end of our run and Marley and I did a few neighbourhood laps before I returned him home. Happy Friday, Goldies! The scoop: Marley 2 poops, everyone had a few pees.
Runners: Lindsey and Ruth
DISTANCE: 7.25 km DURATION: 1:09:31
In hindsight, maybe the trails aren't dry enough.😉 Reilly Girl & I were back in our Tuscany stomping grounds and I had the idea to do the 12 Mile Coulee Trails. My trail shoes were on so all was good. All was going so well. I hit our favorite hill and then the adventure started. The trails where very mucky and I added a few extra pounds to my shoes in mud plus I had mud up to my ankles. I have yet to figure out how Reilly stays so clean and white and I look like I was rolling in the mud. Another lesson learnt today was mud must have very enticing smells. Reilly was on 'Sniffing Overload'. Ears up, where can I find more smells, or head and nose straight down on the ground, meaning we stop HERE, this is where the delights are. It took us 35 minutes to get 3K in. Oh my, this idea was not the brightest. Sorry Reilly the mud adventure is over. Let's get on the pathway and get some kilometers in. Boring for you, I know, but the first 1/2 of the run was 'Mud'nificent. The Doggy Business: 1 poop & lots of pees.
DISTANCE: 7.26 km DURATION: 1:00:33
Okay, what happened to the Rottie Kaiser that I know and love!? Just over 7km today? Wow buddy, great job! I could have sworn I accidentally took Kacie for another spin this morning. I have learned that heading to the trails along the river work great with him. There is so much going on around and with no stop light interruptions, he is focused and like that we can quickly get 3 km under our belts. Once we reach this distance or so, Kaiser's head is down, he's right against my hip, and we have established an unstoppable rhythm. I couldn't get over it; there were periods where he tried to kick up a fuss but I didn't have it, and he frankly didn't have the energy to argue, EXCELLENT! Despite a minor hiccup or two, we had a continuous and very enjoyable run together; it's only up from here Mr. Kai! For that, he got a few extra bear hugs after our run. The scoop: 4 pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 10.96 km DURATION: 58:53
It's a beautiful day for a run Sam! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you look ready to go! We took a new route today, crossing over the river into Bowness. It was a gorgeous run through the neighborhood, and there were lots of people out enjoying it! I noticed that when Sam caught sight of people ahead of us, he would pick up the pace a little, fine by me buddy! As we neared Shouldice Park, we caught 2 guys, 1 of which shouted as we passed, "Can I borrow your dog?!" Yes, it is nice to have such an athletic dog to run with, and in the case of Home Road, to pull you up! Sam and I were both panting by the top of that climb; sun's out tongue's out!! We cruised home and Sam had a well deserved couple of treats and water. Great run Sam! See you Monday!Dog business: 1 poop and 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.32 km DURATION: 1:00:25
Wet and wonderful! Here's to Golden Retrievers love for water. Molson demonstrated a beautiful belly flop in the middle of a freezing cold puddle in the middle of the dog park. Both Roxy and Marley did lots of thinking before leaving that idea to him and settled for dipping their toes in instead. We also had a great chase and roll with a very energetic Golden X and Marley managed to beg a few treats off the owner before we got him on his way. One poo for Roxy and one pee, one poo and three pees for Molson and no poos and many pees for Marley.
Runner: Andrina and Bob