DISTANCE: 10.02 km DURATION: 1:01:59
It is hard to believe but this is my first time running Shepherd/Heeler X Frankie. I heard rumours that she and fur sibling Cormac were fast. Unfortunately, Cormac is recovering from a leg injury so although his head was peeking out of the gate, I had to leave him behind. Frankie blasted out from the gates literally and we weaved through some neighbourhood streets towards Nose Hill. I had done the MEC 15K Nose Hill Climb this weekend so convinced Frankie we should just stick to various pathways including Canmore Park instead of doing a hill climb. She sure is easy to run with and is one very agreeable doggy. We only had one real break when we saw this cute Little Free Library that looked identical to the house behind it. I must same I am slightly obsessed by the Free Library structures around town and as a dog runner have seen so many creative ones. Way to go Calgary for the community spirit and way to go Frankie for the great. workout. I hope I can someday run Cormac as well. No scoop to report. I must say the photos with their heads peering out of their back gate made my day. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 9.31 km. DURATION: 1:00:13
Pleased to meet you Frankie & Cormac! After we spent a few minutes getting to know each other, Frankie was off to the sled dog races, Cormac was content to match pace with me as I anchored Frankie. I must say, I forget how much more ground you can cover when you can keep a aggressive but sustainable pace, and then have a Tug-Dog squeezing another 10-15% speed out of you. The scoop: Cormac had 2 pees and 1 poo. Frankie had only 1 pee as he was too busy racing. I'll see you guys again soon, take care until the then.
DISTANCE: 10.71 km. DURATION: 1:14:17
Hey Cormac! Frankie, I'm coming! I haven't seen these two since their very first DGR run. The three of us had a happy reunion dance before heading out for our run. They're so lucky to live so close to some of the city's prettiest running routes. We zoomed through all the close-by parks at a quick clip, pausing only to let the pups wet their throats in a creek. Based on this pace I set a nice long route in my head that would bring us to the base of Nose Hill Park. At that point Cormac was starting to slow down a bit. A couple more km after that, even Frankie was looking at me as if to say, "Where are you taking us?" And then I realized that we were a lot further from home than I realized! I let Cormac take a few breaks along the way, and we slowed things down for a nice long cool-down walk. All in all a fantastic way to kick off my weekend! Thanks guys! Scoop: one poop and three pees for Cormac and nothing to report for Frankie.
DISTANCE: 9.09 km DURATION: 1:01:03
Frankie and Cormac is the greatest dog duo I have ever run. There were no leashes crossed, no put the dog runner into pretzel mode. They are a well trained, perfectly mannered duo. I didn't even have to plan a route, Frankie had already done that. Honestly when I was driving up to the house, I was trying to think of the best direction to run, but the decision was already made, little did I know. We headed to Confederation Park and enjoyed the scenery, went through a cemetery and cruised around the neighbourhood and headed back. It was a wonderful morning to share a run with these two sweethearts. Frankie had 2 pees and no poos. Cormac had 1 poo, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.45 km DURATION: 53:14
Well, if it isn't one of two of my favourite furry faces! Hello Cormac, where is your sister Frankie (Cormac was at the gate to greet me)? Oh, there she is; hard to miss, being the bundle of energy she is! Frankie, Cormac and I got off to a hot start, thanks to Frankie's speed burst out the gate! And we (mostly) kept up the momentum for our whole run. I always feel like the fastest runner when I run with Frankie and Cormac, though for different reasons; Frankie just wants to go, and harnessing that energy is a real speed boost! Cormac is so steady and easy, he just goes whatever pace you set. Today, we did slow down a bit a couple kilometres in because Cormac is having a little difficulty with his back leg. He did look like he was favouring it a couple times, so we kept a nice easy pace for the rest of our run. Have a great weekend you two! Four pees and one poop for Cormac, one long pee for Frankie.
DISTANCE: 9.09 km
Introducing feisty, focused Frankie and curious congenial Cormac! I had the pleasure of meeting and running with these two tonight. Both are excellent runners; Frankie was ready to go right out of the gate, while Cormac was content to go a bit of a slower pace and enjoy some of the scenery. We saw lots of very Canadian activities along the way; lots of cross country skiers in Confederation Golf Course and even a couple having a BBQ in Confederation Park. I guess these temperatures do feel rather tropical comparatively! We were also treated with a beautiful Canadian prairies sunset. With the temperatures being so mild, there were lots of people walking dogs; I made sure to keep Frankie distracted when we passed other dogs, but Cormac was pretty intent on saying hello to everyone. Towards the end, we passed a couple of other runners and I think Cormac decided we were in a race because he suddenly put on a burst of speed to pass them! Maybe I should add competitive to congenital and curious .😄 One long pee and no poop for Frankie, four pees and one poop for Cormac.
DISTANCE: 9.09 KM DURATION: 58:37
Introducing feisty, focused Frankie and curious congenial Cormac! I had the pleasure of meeting, and running with these two tonight. Both are excellent runners; Frankie was ready to go right out of the gate, while Cormac was content to go a bit of a slower pace and enjoy some of the scenery. We saw lots of very Canadian activities along the way; lots of cross country skiers in Confederation Golf Course and even a couple having a BBQ in Confederation Park. I guess these temperatures do feel rather tropical comparatively! We were also treated with a beautiful Canadian Prairies sunset. With the temperatures being so mild, there were lots of people walking dogs; I made sure to keep Frankie distracted when we passed other dogs, but Cormac was pretty intent on saying hello to everyone. Towards the end, we passed a couple of other runners and I think Cormac decided we were in a race because he suddenly put on a burst of speed to pass them! Maybe I should add competitive to congenital and curious 😄 One long pee and no poop for Frankie and four pees and one poop for Cormac.
DISTANCE: 9-10 K DURATION: about an 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:8.16 km DURATION: 54:06
Hello Frankie and Cormac! I'm so happy to see you two again! When the three of us headed out this evening I had a thought that maybe I should have had an extra cup of coffee today. You could definitely tell Frankie was feeling the need for speed. So I took them down to the off-leash park to burn rubber and then it happened.... Frankie got cranky with Cormac and then I heard a yelp! I ran over to Cormac he was limping I'm in panic mode phoned Tammy (I needed reassurance). I made sure Cormac was okay (giving him some reassurance). And Frankie was just staring at us the whole time" jeez guys what's the big deal"😂 .She cracks me up. Anyways we got things sorted, walked a little while and we were off to the races again. I held the pace back a bit for Cormac and besides he needed to sniff and pee on stuff. Thanks for the great run tonight. Frankie, Cormac you're a couple of awesome pooches! (play nice). 1 poo and approximately 7 pees for Cormac and 3 pees for Frankie.
DISTANCE: 6.91 KM DURATION: 56:48
Hello Frankie and Cormac! Pleased to meet you!😊 I was lucky enough to hang with these two this afternoon. I was expecting to be greeted with some barking and maybe a little hesitation.... Nope they greeted me like we've all known each other for years. I heard that Frankie wears the pants, it's a true story. We went out for what I thought was going to be a walk but Cormac and I had to pick up the pace, Frankie's rules. After dinner, Cormac and I put our foot down and we perused the neighbourhood. But of course it was more of a power walk, again Frankie's rules😂. Thanks for hanging out with me today. I had a great time. Frankie and Cormac. You are absolutely adorable!
Pet Sitter: Tracy
DISTANCE: 5.20 KM DURATION: 33:06
Today I had the pleasure to meet Cormac, Frankie and their lovely family. It was a beautiful evening for an easy 5K run through Canmore and Confederation Park. I was running alongside some running club runners... well admittedly, we were being rapidly passed by these runners. But I was definitely the limiting factor in our pack of three as this was my third run today. As predicted by their human, Frankie led the way, but Cormac definitely kept up a great pace. Other than a couple of bunny chase downs, we were pretty focused on our run. Once we were home again, Frankie definitely looked like she was ready to take on another 5K, while Cormac looked on from his reclined position on the floor. I gotta say, I was relating more with Cormac than Frankie. Great first run with these pups! Doggy business: one pee each and a poop for Cormac.