DISTANCE: 7.69 km DURATION: 1:01:48
I really enjoyed my run today with Mira despite the chill in the air. It was so peaceful and that bright beautiful sun, gorgeous! Mira being in an extra happy mood always puts a smile on my face. You can tell her moods by the spring in her step and she was extra springy today. The only action we had this morning was an ornery magpie that dove at Mira's head. Mind your business Mr Magpie! Anyhow, we made our way back to the house where Mulligan was eagerly waiting for his turn.😊 Thanks for the great morning Mira! 1 poo and several pees for Mira. 1 poo and 3 pees for Mulligan.
DISTANCE: 7.94 km DURATION: 1:01:05
So when I picked Kayto up today I was informed that he's been carb loading. Apparently he's been trying to put on some winter weight😂 I'm sorry to laugh Kayto but your a funny dog. Last night he got into his food and ate half of it so his mom told me to bring extra poop bags just in case.😳 He didn't touch his breakfast but his nose was still looking for the treats! Kayto didn't have time for anyone today. No dog park today. He ignored everything and everyone except for a black squirrel. SPEED WORK! Yikes! I grabbed onto a tree to stop us. Otherwise I was going down.. Clearly eating all that food doesn't slow my friend down! Thanks for the adventure (and laughs) today Kayto! 3 not so solid poos and lots of pees.
DISTANCE: 8.82 km DURATION: 56:27
Hello Desi! I haven't seen you since your first run with DGR! Oh, you have a feline fur sibling! How cute! Desi saw that I had her harness and immediately grabbed it from my hand and went to the door. She was thinking, "Let's go!" On our first run I remembered that Desi liked to keep the leash in her mouth. At the time I was worried she might chew through the leash. (It's been known to happen!) So today I put her harness on her backwards so that the leash attached to her back away from her mouth. No go, she just likes to take a little control. It didn't look like she was chewing so I let her run me! She did eventually let me off-leash! We had a beautiful run through Griffith Park, with a little side jaunt on the dirt trails and bush whacking around the pond. Fun! Doggy business: one poop and one pee.
ESTIMATED DISTANCE: 5+ km ESTIMATED DURATION: 55 minutes
My apologies to all today as there was a technical glitch with my run.. The glitch occurred with me leaving my phone at home. So I had a conundrum - did I turn around and go home (which of course I didn't have time for) or do I carry-on distance and time free with Molson and Roxy. I opted for door number two and off we went. I used my own voice today shouting out "TIME 5 min DISTANCE 1 km".... Wow I was moving at a breakneck speed today, or so I wished😉. How liberating to be at one without technology! Although it was an extremely crisp morning today, it's always so heartwarming to see how these animals love the cooler temperatures. We pretty much had North Glenmore Park to ourselves today so there was a lot of off-leash time.which meant a lot of rolling in the frost on the ground. I turned my manual Runkeeper off at "TIME 55 min DISTANCE over 5 km. I'm sure today's pace was the fastest (at least in my dreams). Picture today is from the archives. Even though I didn't have my phone I had my poop bags which was a good thing considering they ecah had 1 poop and 3 pees. No map.
DISTANCE: 7.42 km DURATION: 54:40
I guess I better recant my statement from yesterday's post, seeing as how there was a bit of snow on the ground this morning! There was definitely a November chill in the air as Maverick and I headed out for our run. Maverick was all nose for the first couple kilometres. He wanted to bury his face in every patch of grass we came across. I just wanted to keep moving to stay warm! Eventually Maverick was convinced that running would be a good idea after all, and we kept a steady pace for the last half of our run. We sure were treated to pretty views along the river today. The frost on the trees and the mist coming off the river made everything look ethereal. Many pees and one poop for Maverick today.
DISTANCE: 9.27 km DURATION: 1:03:28
Slightly white Lincoln was so adorable today with the snow and ice on his whiskers and chest. Hopefully the pictures captured it. We had a great run today starting out at about -11C and ending around -6C. It still surprises me how much of a difference 5 degrees can make! Great conditions outside, bright and sunny with very light snow falling. Lincoln was his usual playful self which was a lot of fun. We passed a few dogs, toddlers and people in general and Lincoln was very well behaved. Close to the end of our run I stopped to say hi to a friend who was on the street with her toddler, and Lincoln was pretty excited to see her and started jumping up so it's a good thing it was just a quick hello! One poop and 4+ pees today.
DISTANCE: 7.04 km DURATION: 53:30
Frosty the Harley Snowman, was a jolly happy soul, With two floppy ears and a button nose, and one foot made out of snow.. We had a frosty run today and went directly opposite of our regular route. Lots of hills and a mid run walk around the block a few times as I needed to take a phone call. It was nice to run south this time. Harley had 2 pees and no poos.
ESTIMATED DISTANCE: 8.5 km ESTIMATED DURATION:
It is definitely not summer anymore. The run this morning was cold and dark; I would even call it gloomy if it wasn't for Sam's frosty white beard to cheer me up. We started the run with a fairly brisk pace in the brisk morning air. Unfortunately, my phone died... again... but we ran close to 8.5K. At the end of it, we made a few stops for treats. Well, until we meet again Samuel. The scoop: 1 poo and 2 pees. No map.
DISTANCE: 9.82 km DURATION: 1 hour 5 minutes
It seems like forever since I have taken Archimedes out on a run so with his regular runner Pam out with pneumonia, I seized the opportunity. I got the added bonus of running with Tegan who I have never met before. The weather was more wintry and the there were small snow flecks falling almost like the inside of a snow globe. We made our way to Glenmore Park with Archimedes leading the way , me next and Tegan tailing. Her owner said she may have broken her tail but she seemed happy and her pace picked up throughout the run as she got more relaxed with me. One of the big changes since the last time I ran Archimedes was noticing his shorter tongue. In the summer, Archimedes lets his long tongue out as he pants but in the winter his tongue just peeks out of his mouth. The Scoop: 5 pees, 2 poops for Archimedes and 2 pees, 1 poop for Tegan.
DISTANCE: 8.26 km DURATION: 1:00:32
I had just finished my run with DGR dogs Archimedes and Tegan so I made the decision to go directly to Indy's home instead of picking my dog Teddy up to join Indy on the scheduled run. I am not sure this was the best decision as I get the feeling Indy enjoys the company. There were several points in our run when Indy came to a complete stop and I had to encourage him to continue. It made me think about how my participants in various Group Exercise classes (TRX, Bootcamp and Spin) bring bigger energy when they have a buddy at their workout. I did my best to use my Fitness Instructor expertise to motivate Indy and he did really well! He also gave me the best smiles when I first opened the door. I was not successful at capturing a video but it is a sight to see. Thanks again Indy for hanging in there with me. Next week Jasper will join us on our run! Woo hoo! The scoop: 1 poop and 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 9-10 K DURATION: 1 hour
I'm not going to lie, I was pretty tired heading into this run...and heading out... and during, but it was all worthwhile. I got to meet two fantastic dogs, Frankie and Cormac who helped guide me in my drowsy, nearly incapacitated state through Canmore Park and Confederation Park. We passed by the Lions Festival of Lights display, which added to the dream-like trance I was incurring. Aside from that section of the run, we stuck mostly to pitch black trail, where relief came in the form of not tripping over roots. Unfortunately, my phone died twenty-two minutes into the run, but at least the annoying RunKeeper voice disappeared. With my phone dead I wasn't able to capture any photos, but the one included gives the gist of the run. (haha) Well, until next time... hopefully. 2 poos and 3 pees for Cormac; nothing for Frankie.
DISTANCE: 10.27 KM DURATION: 57:23
Juno and I did not have time for very many pictures today. It was all about the run today as we logged another 10+K. I didn't even have my music playing. Juno and I were just tuned in to each other, the weather and the feeling of running just for fun. It was actually my intention to run easier today. I've said this before, but running with Juno feels so effortless. This became evident as we started to catch up to another runner without much effort. As soon as he noticed we were on his tail he picked up the pace. Maybe a bit of ego was involved but he couldn't stay ahead of us for long so we passed him. At the next light he came huffing up beside us, saying what a fast pace we set. He gave us a fist bump and then the light changed and off Juno and I went. It was a great run! Thanks Juno! Business: one poop and countless pees.
DISTANCE: 7.27 KM DURATION: 57;02
OH MY SPUD! You're an adorable little furry dumpling (potato that is). Before my new friend and I could even get out the door, we had to have a good session of belly rubs.😊 Are you ready Spud? I'm in your hood so lead the way. We headed down a path to a field where we saw some water. I couldn't really tell it was dark. Did I forget to mention I couldn't find my headlamp and I was dressed in black (safety first 😳). Spud took us into another dark field so thank goodness for the flashlight app! Finally back on the street. Hurray, I can see and that's when my friend did his stop, drop and roll. I've been waiting for this. His human mom said this was his thing and he did it again and again and one more time. Cause he can! 😂 We made it back safely, Thanks Spud. Don't look at me like that, all right I'll stay for a minute and play. I couldn't help it; Spud's so darn cute! Thanks for the fantastic company this evening, Spud. Cheers! 1 poo and numerous pees.
DISTANCE: 7.72 km DURATION: 1 hour 4 minutes
Today was the perfect temperature for both dogs and me to run. I typically go for a light jog/brisk walk with Kenny but today he was all about running. There was lots of off-leash time through some trails and in River Park (I like to call it Rover Park because of all the dogs that congregate there) so Kenny pranced about. He was really happy to sniff and play with other dogs. Today the sky was really blue, the air quite crisp and the sun really bright. It was fun playing with lighting when I was taking photos. Teddy also had a great time playing with Kenny. Today, we introduced him to Mr Biggelsworth (Kenny's cat) who merely rolled on the ground with his belly up in front of Teddy. I have heard that Biggelsworth thinks he is a dog. Too funny! The Doggy Business: 0 poops and 5 pees,
DISTANCE: 6.30 km DURATION: 1:00:26
Today's scheduled run was thwarted when we came upon what looked like a long ice rink where the path usually is. The ice covered the path entirely from one side to the other and stretched as far as the eye could see. There was no safe way to get across so we headed back the way we had come. We headed down a new path but stopped when we came upon a big group of people with two dogs... It was a narrow path, and the dogs did not seem friendly, so we headed back yet again. As always, Maverick took all these dead ends in stride, running calmly wherever I led. It's always difficult to pick photos of Maverick, since he is so photogenic, but I got some good ones in the morning sunlight. The scoop: 2 poos and 4 pees.