DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE:12.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 4 minutes
Today, I feel I was a little misled by Ella’s owners description of her opinion on running. They said she ‘loves’ to run. I found out that she LOVES to run!! It was an all caps RUN today with this absolutely lovely girl! We took off around the zoo and to downtown and back, and it seemed like the kms just flew by! I started calling her ‘Ella 4%’ because like the super fancy Nike shoes, I think she made me run 4% faster! She is wonderful on the leash, and luckily, there weren’t that many people out and about anyway. There were lots of squirrels though, but in true Pointer fashion, she pointed them out but didn’t take off after them. She also loves her yard, and bounded around it with absolute glee before and after our 12km. I made a judgement call on her jacket today, and we went without it with the intention of turning back for it within the first km if she started feeling cold or looking unhappy, but pretty quickly I discovered that unless we stopped for a long period of time, being cold won’t be an issue. In fact, once we got back home and were hanging out in her yard, she was literally steaming! I made sure she cooled off and got a big drink of water and a water bowl refill before leaving. I really enjoyed our hour together - she’s a great dog! Thanks for the run Ella! After I turned the app off she pooped once.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 11.1 km DURATION: 1 hour 7 minutes
Big heavy snow-covered trees 🌲, bright blue sky and a keen running dog 🐕 (Ella) were the ingredients for a fantastic Wednesday run. I was glad I had my Icebug runners on so we could enjoy the icy ❄️ pathway towards Eau Claire Market. I thought today we might hit the 12k mark but I think we both held back a bit of speed in order to stay upright. We both were just in the moment and enjoying the fresh crisp air and the drifting snow that occasionally sprinkled down on us. Once again, the roads were quiet with only one other dog out and about! Ella loved when went off-course through deep snow. We crossed one small bridge and she did great as I am told she is not a fan. I am looking forward to prancing in the snow on Friday with her and maybe getting in 12k. I accidentally hit the poop 💩 icon but she did not do her business while on the run. Thanks Ella for once again showing me the joy of winter running! P.S. I also took a photo of fur family member Maya as she is such a cutie!