.DISTANCE: 9.07 km DURATION: 58:30
Smooth sailing! Today's run was pretty chill. Lincoln settled into a good running pace about 15 minutes into our run today which was nice. He really enjoyed chomping and rolling in the snow today. We passed a few people with no reactions, and one larger dog who earned a few jumping lunges as a greeting from Lincoln. Stunning views again today, and a much less stressful run as more people decide that clearing snow is a good idea. One poop and two pees today.
DISTANCE: 8.34 km DURATION: 1:01:17
Mira was a dog on a mission today! She was extra excited to get going when I picked her up, and extra excited to get wherever we were going today. The sun came out while we were running along the ridge, but we were still very careful as there were many icy and slippery sections. Mira and I passed several dogs so they exchanged barks and we kept on our way. Mulligan was quite happy to see us when we returned so he could have his turn to have a nice little walk around the block. Doggy Business: Mira had many pees and 0 poops Mulligan had several pees and 0 poops.
DISTANCE: 6.86 km DURATION: 53:03
Sam seemed to be MIA when I walked in today, and didn't come when I called him, but as soon as he heard me put down my keys, I was greeted with a couple of barks and we were off. Soon into our run, we both spotted a coyote sauntering across the street. This began a battle of wills between Sam and I. I slowed us down to a walk, as Sam is very strong when he pulls, and tried to walk with 100m or so up the hill past where we spotted our furry foe. Sam, on the other hand, had the plan of sprinting up the hill to obviously chase this creature. With a lot of verbal encouragement, sitting down to try and calm down, and solid core and arm strength on my end, we were able to walk the majority of the hill and avoid the coyote. The rest of the run was pretty normal, complete with many stops to sniff and mark. Sam got several treats today as I tried to get a few shots in the stunning sun! One poop, two pees and a LOT of marking today.
DISTANCE: 5.72 km DURATION: 1:15:07
Michelle had a great run with Quinn today. We all have dogs like Quinn who are just the best listeners and make us smile. Look at that happy snow covered face!
DISTANCE: 7.21 km DURATION: 1:10:46
Ruby Tuesday! No, wait it is Ruby Thursday. Well Ruby was a hard sell at first! Stranger Danger! Stranger Danger with a leash??? Ruby's mom was there to introduce us, but Ruby was still a bit nervous. We started our run with Ruby staying far behind me and then she came to a stop!! I tried to convince her with doggy treats and some love, that I was good and I would return her home to her family. We continued on for about a block and then she looked at me again like 'who are you?' After some more convincing, we were on our way, Ruby was not in the mood for speed so I let her decide the pace. We ended up doing a walk/run. She is a well behaved, soft spoken dog, with a very kind heart. Until next time Ruby, I am glad you warmed up to me.❤️4 pees no poos.
DISTANCE: 8.66 km DURATION: 1:02:19
I just got back from Vancouver and boy was I thankful the weather cooperated here in Calgary for a run! I missed my buddy Sam over the holidays so we decided to hit the off-leash park for some extra fun and he was so happy! I was laughing so hard at the Mach 10 speed in which he bounded through the snow. We met another Labradoodle that looked just like Sam except with a little more grey in his beard! Sam dove into a few big snow piles as you'll see in one photo where he was buried. He has so much energy and I am so grateful for all the smiles he puts on my face Thanks for the wonderful welcome home Sam! One poop and many pees.
DISTANCE: 9.14 km DURATION: 1:01:57
I had a nice easy run with Miss Mona this morning. We kept a nice steady pace around West Springs so Mona could keep her nose to the ground investigating all the intriguing smells coming from the drifts and bushes on our route. Mona was a bit unsure about running so far from home and it took a little coaxing to get her going every once in a while.; nothing a treat couldn't remedy! We passed several bigger dogs out with their owners that Mona was tentative around but we simply crossed the street and continued on home. Happy New Year to you Mona! I hope to see your again!
DISTANCE: 5.5 KM DURATION: 57:00
It was a pleasure meeting these two interesting characters this afternoon. It took about 15 minutes of convincing before Dodge would stop growling at me, Jersey was lovable from the start. When it was time for the harness, that was a no-go for Dodge, so I thought, let's take it with us and use the collar. It worked out just fine. We ran around the Dover area, Jersey was interested in sniffing and Dodge was galloping, that left me as the human pretzel. This eventually led to my WIPE OUT, Laughing and laying on the sidewalk, a nice gentleman came to my rescue. Leashes wrapped around my feet, Jersey barking at me and Dodge trying to get my treats. It would have been a great home video. I guess my Runkeeper stopped or paused, because we lost about 15 minutes. My timer says we were out for 57 min. We had a good time. Next time I think we will do better. Dodge: 4 pees and no poos. Jersey had 7 pees and no poos. My guess is 5.5 km. No world record today!
DISTANCE: 9.84 KM DURATION: 1:01:37
How much is that doggy in the window? I pulled up to Mira and Mulligan's this morning to a wonderful view. Mira was staring out the window and as soon as I got out of my car I could hear her bark; Someone is excited to go for a run! I had originally thought about crossing over to Royal Oak this morning but Mira was on her running game from the get go so I retraced our first run together to see if we could beat our time. Even with a few pauses to meet new dog friends and a strong west wind we cut over a minute off our time! This dog was born to run! Mira is right at home in the snow, bounding in the drifts, and pulling off spin-o-ramas when her harness is on the wrong side. She is a joy to run with. Mulligan is Mira's opposite. He is quite content to meander along the sidewalk, stopping to sniff, marking his territory, and get head scratches. I'm sure he would have been thrilled to hitch a ride on the sled outside his front door! He is a great cool down for me after running Mira. Until next time Mira and Mulligan! Doggy Business: 3 pees for Mira 1 poop and 5 pees for Mulligan
DISTANCE: 8.19 KM DURATION: 53:58
Had another good run with Lincoln. The start of the run was quite windy and chilly but it warmed up for the second half. It was a tough slog again due to the still uncleared paths and sidewalks but we made it through safely. Saw an off-leash Boxer who appeared pretty territorial as we were close to home. We backed away slowly and waited until I spotted the owner, a very distracted mom with a couple kids. We waited until the dog was loaded into the car before walking the remaining block home. As usual one poop and three pees.
DISTANCE: 7.54 km DURATION: 1:01:03
It was fun running Harley today. The weather this morning was pretty warm for a change and the sun was out! The snow on the bike path was mostly melted which was nice. It was relatively deserted apart from a few other runners. Harley had a few pees today.
DISTANCE: 9.84 km DURATION: 1:01:37
Sam was still full of Christmas energy when I greeted him this morning! It was both Sam and my first run since Christmas and it took a little bit to shake the rust off. It must have been all the tryptophan I ingested! Once we found our rhythm it was a lovely riverside run. The sun was shining and down by the water we were sheltered from the wind. Sam happily trotted along the path, only stopping for the occasional water break. We passed several other dogs and runners but Sam was focused on running this morning. Sam and I always have a great run together, can't wait until the next one!
DISTANCE: 7.13 km DURATION: 1:02:34
Archimedes and Tegan had a lovely run through the snow today. Tegan was very interested in sniffing in the snow for the first half of the run today. Archimedes, on the other hand was on a mission from the minute we left the house. We made our way to Glenmore Park, and stopped to play in the snow for a little while. On the way back, Tegan seemed to know where we were going, and was excited to get there! We passed several people in full snow gear, and both dogs were pretty interested in who/what these things were. We would often step off the trail and take a treat break while these people passed by. Archimedes was excited to spot a rabbit coming in and out of the neighbourhood, and we also passed a truck with several dogs. They all loudly wished each other a Happy Holiday as we passed. Doggy Business: Archimedes: 3 poops and many pees. Tegan had 1 poop and many pees.
DISTANCE: 10.64 km DURATION: 1:09:56
Today was a fun and sunny run with Lincoln. I waited until the afternoon for it to warm up a bit and I'm so glad it did! There were a couple super cute moments on our run today. We passed a hockey rink and Lincoln spent a few minutes just watching the kids play! We also passed by some families sledding, and the same thing happened, Lincoln just wanted to stay and check it out for a bit. It was a tougher run today as most of the path/sidewalks weren't cleared so I was able to pretend I was a backcountry trail runner and Lincoln was my wild animal guard dog! One poop and two pees today.