DISTANCE: 8.89 km DURATION: 1:03:59
Good Morning, Avi!! Holy smokes, you sure are one cute boy!! Avi didn't waste any time getting to know me; he blew out the door on a mission. We headed straight for the pathway along the river and joined the various people on their commute to work. I think Avi has run this route a time or two before...he knew exactly where he wanted to go! We set a solid pace and stopped at every potential pee spot. The options were endless! This guy is a great training companion. He had my heart rate all over the place. He would go from a nice brisk jog to the full out sprint with the drop of a hat. Kicked my butt into gear this morning, thanks, Avi! This fuzzy boy made this dreary morning in the rain very enjoyable. What a way to start off our Thursday. Thank you for the fun, Avi! I hope to see you again soon! The scoop: 1 poop, eight pees.
DISTANCE: 5.99 km DURATION: 56:41
Stats today: 356 calories burned!
Stormy was so pumped to run again today! We didn't bolt out quite like last time but she was having such a great run. I am very proud that we did less pausing and more soft jogging because there was a lot of grass to tread on. I think we need a couple more runs to be acquainted enough to start doing some more adventurous runs, but regardless, Stormy has been a perfect companion on these trips. It was a little more soggy and a little less busy with other dogs today but I think Stormy enjoyed that still, She's working hard and I'm very proud of our second day out together. Thanks for the run, Storm! Scoop: 1 poop, several pees.
DISTANCE: 8.04 km DURATION: 53:38
I think Kaiser and I are settling into a nice routine. We did the same loop as yesterday in about the same time and in the same weather. Kaiser decided to be a goof and plowed his head through the grass growing on the side of the Bow River path on the south side of the river. It sure is nice running when it's overcast and cool. I'm a bit short on words today, so I'll just say it was great meeting Kai's sisters, Pink and Kacie, today and I'm looking forward to spending the upcoming weekend with them. Cheers! 3 poos and an uncountable* number of pees
*They were countable, I just didn't remember to count. It was probably around 4-5.
DISTANCE: 6.89 km DURATION: 56:15
Oh my, bark bark bark. Hello to you too Tegan! And of course to you as well Mr. Brock. The rain has yet to start so let's get out there. These two ran beautifully down the alley. It felt like we were about to have a great run... And then... we came upon the first patch of grass. Whoa, where'd Tegan go? She was rolling, and rolling, and rolling. It must have felt like an aqua nature massage, because even after I convinced her to get up, down she'd go again. Our pace was literally less than half a km every 5 minutes. Brock was mostly patient through all of this. Other than a brief moment where he thought it'd be fun to play with the leash while he waited for his sidekick. Right when I embraced the idea of a 4km outing, Tegan decided, enough grass massages, I'm ready to run. Boom, just like that we made it to the edge of South Glenmore Park. It was like another runner said yesterday, never judge a run by the first (or second!!) km. because the three of us had a great run today! Scoop: one poop and 2-3 pees each.
DISTANCE: 3.36 km DURATION: 1:00:04
Morning girls! It's a little chillier out this morning. So mom and I agreed that Pink would get a jacket for her walk. Little did I know I would be taking a Pinkasaurus Rex for a walk 😂 ! We had a casual walk towards the park until we approached the corner. Then the dinosaur and doggo pulled me until we reached the destination. Alas, we were free!! The girls roamed around sniffing where they pleased. Wherever Kacie sniffed, Pink needed to confirm the scent. We made our normal loop and only saw 1 big chocolate Lab. The Pinkasaurus seemed a little chilly at one point so she magically turned into a Roo, and went into my jacket. Kacie was happy to do her thing on her time. She was on "park watch". Luckily, there was not much to see today. Once we returned home, the whole family gave me puppy eyes (Kaiser started it) so I smiled and the gang got a treat! 1 poo each, many pees. and 9 sneezes for the Jurassic beast. Enjoy the weekend! 👯
DISTANCE: 6.92 km DURATION: 47:49
Well, Gibbons, it wasn't raining when I got there. Is it just me, or does she look very annoyed with me in that top picture? When I told her it wasn't actually raining right now, she jumped off the office bed and both girls got suited up lickety-split! It's not uncommon for my first km with these lovelies to take 10 minutes or more, as Toki and I convince Gibbons to run. Not today, it was under 6 min. And then at around our turn-around point, it started to spit on us. (Why didn't I put their rain jackets on them?) This solidified my decision that we were going to keep this run simple and run back home the way we came. Nothing fazes Toki though. She is always so very focused on running. It's inspiring! Well, any run with these two is a win, rain or shine! Thanks girls! Scoop: just pees on our run and backyard poop for Gibbons today.
DISTANCE: 6.98 km DURATION: 59:58
Singing in the rain! Smelling the Lilacs! Fred, you're my kind of dog. Fred is an easy going down-to-earth running companion! We had a great first meet. The rain started to hit us hard when our run began, I am sure the people driving in their cars wondered, what are they doing? Fred was a great sport about it all and enjoyed his dog jog in the wet conditions. Hopefully, tomorrow’s weather will be on our side... I decided to leave Fred inside when I left, just because it was so wet out and he kept snuggling into me for body heat... so knew he had a chill... Until tomorrow Fun Fred! 1 pee. no poops.
DISTANCE: 8.86 km DURATION: 1:09:48
Jessie and I celebrated our last run together with a lovely two-river ramble through a fine mist. It was our third run in three days and I wanted to make it the best yet. I think Jessie had a good time. We met up with a whole community of geese--moms, dads and babies heading for a swimming lesson on the Bow. We jostled through the crowds downtown, and we enjoyed the peaceful solitude of Lindsay Park in the rain. I'm gonna miss my faithful running partner. Maybe we could get together again in the fall. The scoop: two poos and two pees for Jessie today.
DISTANCE: 8.21 km DURATION: 1:15:12
These ladies had me in stitches today. They definitely didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits! (see what I did there). I know I’m so PUNNY! 😬 I had a plan for the three of us today but plans change and I think Mona and Reilly appreciated the change. We hit the path by the river and I could see Mona’s wishful gaze for a refreshing dip in the river.... I know right?😆 Your wish is my command! Reilly, however, stayed on the sidelines. We lollygagged along the riverbank trails until we came to the open fields of Bowmont Park. The ladies were in awe. Go be free and run to your hearts' content! My friends were as pleased as punch and always stayed in my line of sight (ya we know I have snacks😂) Once out of the trails and back to the streets, we took our time heading back to Reilly’s abode. Thanks for the laughs ladies! Looking forward to our next adventure. 1 poo each and several pees for both Mona and Reilly. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 2.85 km DURATION: 29:44
Things have really changed since our last time out! Finally, the rain we have been looking for! Time to get wet Chester! I have a surprise waiting in the car again. Thankfully, I was able to borrow my Dad's car; biking in this wouldn’t have been enjoyable! Chester almost jumped into the car when I opened it to get Bexie out he was so excited! There were no crowds of people to avoid on the path today! We were lucky to come across a couple other brave souls willing to get wet for some fresh air. Because it was cool out, it was easier for Chester and I to get Bexie in the mood to play. They went at it like old times for a couple minutes and then we carried on to finish our short route. Hopefully tomorrow will be good for a longer run with Chester. I was feeling pretty sore from my intense soccer game last night, but getting out for a small run definitely helped. See you later Chester! The scoop: 1 pee, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 8.36 km DURATION: 1:02:35
Ok Leo, we're not really accustomed to rain on the prairies. But I know I for one would far prefer to run outside; we break less stuff! So with me in my rain jacket, and one fantastic 'before' shot of the handsome Leo, off we ran into a steady drizzle. Leo and I found a peaceful pathway with few runners, and even fewer bunnies and squirrels to distract us. I think Leo was a little distracted by the rain and therefore preferred to hang out at my 4 or 5 o'clock. Was he drafting me to keep dry? I know Leo is a pretty smart cookie so I wouldn't be surprised. As a result, we took it a little easy on our pace so I could dodge lampposts while keeping an eye on my partner. But despite blocking my friend from some rain, as our run progressed Leo slowly took on the look of a dog that had jumped in the river. And while he didn't roll in the grass for the first few kilometres, his old habits emerged and he just had to try it midway. Oh gracious, I'm glad I remembered my towel. Great, peaceful run today for Leo. The scoop: 1 poop, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.20 km DURATION: 48:49
What else can we really say about today except that it was wet and rainy, and sunshine was nowhere to be found. But we still had a great time running in the rain and we were both soaking wet when we got back. I actually think Maverick likes the rain because he knows he’s going to get the full towel massage when it’s all done. We only saw two people on the pathway today. The one thing that could be considered excitement was there was a goose that jumped out at us out of the grass. Neither one of us were expecting that but we ran right past it and all ended well. Pee: lots. Poop: 1 healthy.
DISTANCE: 4.66 km DURATION: 1:02:30
Before today’s walk, I made sure of one thing; that there were towels, and just to be safe I had one in my car. Going into the walk I knew two things for certain. Number one is that Indy will be walking through puddles left right and centre (check) and number two is that Jasper will start rolling around in the wet grass (check). Knowing these guys, those two things are kind of unavoidable, so lots of towels are essential to keeping their homes clean. I thought the rain was quite nice as we seemed to be the only ones outside. I think the best part of our walk was when I got both of the boys to sit down and give a paw for a treat. The plan was to get individual photos of Jasper and Indy shaking a paw. But the moment I said “shake a paw” I had two paws! Patience Jasper! In the end, they both got a treat and I got a great photo out of it. The scoop: one poo for Indy, two for Jasper and many pees each.
DISTANCE: 11.46 km DURATION: 1:41:33
Polo is one of my favourite Pit Bulls, he has such a great demeanour. Today for Polo's last run, I wanted to take him on a fun adventure. I remembered how much he loves Fish Creek Park, so we headed there! We found the rugged muddy trails and decided to take them on. Polo loved running up the wet hills and sliding down them. He was really in his element. I always find trail running much more satisfying than pounding the pavement. Then I realized, I had no clue where I was, and we were already at 7 km. Oh no Polo, I think we are slightly lost. I mapped it out and we went a lot further than I originally planned, but whatever, we put it into high speed and headed back. Polo seems to get more energy as the run goes on... I think he would be great for long distances. Polo's dad was worried about us, waiting for Polo's return. Sorry for the lengthy run, but not sorry because Polo loves every minute of it! 2 pees, 0 poops.
DISTANCE: 6.60 km DURATION: 1:03:32
After letting Jock loose from his crate and receiving a few friendly hugs, I went to the back door to get my shoes back on and the leash on Jock. Lumi wasn’t too pleased with being woken up from his nap and having the crazy young pup invading his space. All of a sudden I heard a growl and saw Lumi bare his teeth a few times. I quickly asserted myself as the boss, settled Jock down and got him out of Lumi’s space. I warned Lumi before proceeding past him with Jock out the door and made sure to keep Jock from doing anything stupid that would get him in trouble. No stops at the river were necessary this time! There was plenty of water all around us and within a minute, Jock and I were soaked. I have plenty of opportunities from sniff breaks and alternated between walking and jogging. Surprisingly, I never saw Jock do any business even after asking him to have a pee numerous times. This young guy must have a bladder of steel! Lumi, on the other hand was happy to get out for a pee break while I dried Jock off. This worked well in preventing any conflict between the two until Jock was back in his crate. See you next week dude! The scoop: no pee or poo (from what I noticed at least).