DISTANCE: 7.33 km DURATION: 58:52
Looking out the window this morning, I thought of the phrase "raining cats and dogs." With a raincoat and good attitude, I met up with prospective DGR Runner Lesleyanne to take Bear out for a run. The rain had subsided a bit so we headed for some trails. Bear was keen and picked up the pace; especially going dowhill. We soon hit some areas reminiscent of my recent Sinister 7 Ultra Race. There were big puddles and mud! Lesleyanne and Bear were troopers and we enjoyed the trails and pathways together. We only saw a few worms, what looked like a x-country running team and some bike commuters. We finished this enjoyable experience with a towel drying session. Bear looked adorable! The Scoop: 2 poops (skillfully put in one bag as the other bag dropped along the way) and a plethora of pees. So glad to welcome Lesleyanne to the DGR team.
Runners; Ruth and Lesleyanne
DISTANCE: 6.85 km DURATION: 58:30
It was lovely to meet Bear today. He is such a lovable guy (and an awesome runner too!). For the first couple bocks, he gave sled dogs a run for their money, until he got all his beans out. I was not too familiar with the area so we mostly just winged it. Happily, we came across a very beautiful trail called Quarry Road Trail that leads to the Douglas Fir! Unfortunately for me, it was almost all uphill! Bear did great right until we left the trail, and its shade. He was happy to have the sun out but it sure does make him hot so our run back was quite a bit slower. He has the most beautiful black coat. It was hard not cuddle him for a full hour! Bear is a gem to run with and his manners are on point! I cannot wait to run with this guy again! The scoop: 1 poop, 7 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.00 km DURATION: 31:41
Hello sweet Bear! Bear is the recipient of 2 runs that DGR donated for a silent auction for The Gateway Project (a dance performance group that two of my sons are involved with). He is a dream to run with and we set out on a good pace. This athletic Border Collie was trying his best to keep up with the morning bike commuters. This was our 30 -minute trial run but he could have easily joined me for an hour. It was quite lovely when we found our way on the Douglas Fir Trail and found a nice puddle for Bear to dip his toes in. Thanks for the morning sweat session Bear! The scoop: 1 poo and 1 pee. I hope to see you soon for a full power hour!