DISTANCE: 6.2 km DURATION: 1 hour
Today was very, very hot! Gibbons went on a bit of a walk outside in the neighbourhood and then I took Toki to run through the paths down by the river. She stopped to bashfully say hello to another dog and we speed-walked up the hill. It was a great workout and they spent some time outside followed by a treat. See you tomorrow Gibbons and Toki. The Scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 6.9 km DURATION: 50 minutes
Today was beautiful out! Toki and I ran through the neighbourhood paths. Unfortunately, Gibbons was really adamant about staying at home so when Toki and I were done with our run we made up for it with some outdoor play and soaking in the sunshine. Thanks for the run and hanging out Gibbons and Toki! The Scoop: 1 pee. Please note this is an archived photo as my photos somehow disappeared.
DISTANCE: 2.48 km DURATION: 29:29
Gibbons was not thrilled with the rainy weather this morning and it took quite a bit of convincing to get her out there with me and Toki. Thankfully, the weather calmed down a bit and let us enjoy what we could out of the day. The three of us took a pitstop at the playground, in hopes of lifting Gibbs’ spirits. Both Toki and I knew we had to do whatever it took to keep her motivated and happy on our jog. We navigated through puddles and mudslides until Ms. Gibby decided it was time to throw in the towel. Sprinting for home was the fastest speed the three of us attained all run long. The rain picked up again with a few blocks left from home... Oh Mother Nature, you never run out of surprises! The Scoop: 2 pees for G and 1 long pee for T.
DISTANCE: 6 km DURATION: 1 hour
Gibbons, Toki and I went for a little bit of a jog for approximately 3km. Gibbons did great! They stopped a bit to sniff and take some pee breaks. After Gibbons was done her walk/run, Toki and I headed out for another 3km (except I forgot to unpause the app so technically we ran 6km altogether!) It was beautiful out and also a great workout. We had some time in the backyard and tails were wagging when they got a treat at the end of their hard work. What a great start to the day!
DISTANCE: 7.46 km . DURATION: 51:30
Toki was super excited to get outside for her run this morning while Gibbons was content with staying in bed and sleeping in this morning. Gibbons’ mom said she had a bit of a late night chasing squirrels—that explains it. Toki and I ran down to the river and back at a strong pace and she was still bouncing around with energy afterwards. Gibbons joined Toki and me in the backyard post-run where Toki got even more of her excitement out; bouncing around the yard with one of her toys. The Scoop: 1 pee for Gibbons and 2 pees for Toki.
DISTANCE: 5.21 km DURATION: 57:53
Today I was greeted by Gibbons and Toki whose tails were wagging. We all wandered down to the pond saying hi to the neighbour on the way. The doggos were very interested in the geese waddling by. Shortly after, Gibbons decided to have a quick lay down so we changed direction! I dropped her off at home so Toki and I could get some kilometers in. She was a bundle of energy which was great! I don't blame Gibbons for wanting to stay indoors though, it look like there was a storm brewing. When we got back we all spent some time out in the backyard. The Scoop: 1 poop for Toki and many pees for both. You guys are always pleasant to see. Thanks Gibbons & Toki. See you Thursday!
DISTANCE: 5.12 km DURATION: 57:47
As summer is beginning to wrap up, today was my last run with my favourite two Vizslas. I’ve known these girls for a very long time, so it’s safe to say that I have grown very fond of both of them, including all of their little quirks. As today was a bit of a gloomy day, Gibbons was not interested in running, or even leaving her bed, so I spent a long time cuddling the girls for the last time in what is probably going to be a while. After our cuddle session, the three of us made our way outside. Gibbons was not keen on going, and I didn’t want to force her to do anything on our last outing, so the three of us did a slow little lap around Crestmont as I reminisced about all of the good times I’ve had with these girls. I’m going to miss you Gibbons and Toki! Hopefully ,I’ll be able to run you girls again. The Scoop: many pees for both the girls and no poos.
DISTANCE: 6.50 km DURATION: 57:00
Gibbons started off a little hesitant to head off for a run but with a little bit of encouragement and some help, the Vizslas were off with a start! At one point, they darted at a squirrel so I had to earn their attention again to get back on track. We ran smelling the the fresh air and through the tall green grass which was still wet with the morning dew. Or maybe, it was rain. The clouds did look a little threatening but that didn't stop us from having a great run and a good start to the weekend. Hugs Gibbons and Toki. See you soon!
DISTANCE: 7.38 km DURATION: 1:03:25
Gibbons and Toki had a good run today! We ran through the park and got a nice view of the city, trains, planes, trees, and farmers' fields. There were a few squirrels that Gibbons was intrigued by. She stopped a few times but we slowed down to a walk and then she was ready to pick up the speed again! It was sunny out but we managed to avoid the heat of the day fortunately. Thanks Gibbons and Toki - it was a pleasure meeting you today!
Runners; Taylor and Marya
DISTANCE: 6.49 km DURATION: 49:51
These two girls are just the sweetest! I was greeted with plenty of kisses from both of them this morning. We started out today’s run at more of a walking pace because Gibbons was not feeling too energetic, but Toki was keen on running. We turned back home and Gibbons was very happy to go back to her bed. Toki and I went back out and enjoyed a refreshing run around their neighbourhood; exploring the paved paths and grassy trails. We come back from the run 10 minutes early to make sure to play with Gibbons in the backyard for 15 minutes. The Scoop: 3 pees for Toki, a pee and a poop for Gibbons.
DISTANCE: 6.71 km DURATION: 52:39
Today was about avoiding the afternoon thunderstorms with new friends! I was lucky enough to make two new fur friend - Gibbons and Toki! They are both so friendly and sweet. Gibbons could sense the oncoming thunderstorms and opted out of the run today; curling up indoors, while Toki, Isabelle (fellow dog runner), and I ran down to the river. Toki was so attentive; always making sure to check-in with Isabelle and me whenever we crossed a road or took a turn. We cut our run 10 minutes short to make sure to spend some time with Gibbons in their backyard before the dark thunder clouds rolled in. The scoop: 1 pee each for Gibbons and Toki.
Runners; Lauren and Isabelle
Hey Girls! It’s a hot holiday Monday in Calgary today, which meant today’s run was less of a run, and more of meander around Crestmont, convincing a hot and reluctant Gibbons to walk. Gibbons was not too eager to leave the comfort of the AC today, but with the help of the girls' human mom, the three of us were off on our walk. We took our time, and looked up behind Crestmont; enjoying the wildflowers and mountain views, taking advantage of the breeze on this hot day, and staying hydrated. It soon became very clear that Gibbons was not going to go any further in this heat, so we looped around the pond and headed back home. The Scoop: 1 pee for Toki and nothing else.
DISTANCE: 5.26 km DURATION: 52:09
Happy Friday Gibbons and Toki! It is a beautiful day and I am sure glad our run started off with a few clouds in the sky to give us a break from the heat. Gibbs was not too eager to run today, which seemed to be a common theme over the last few weeks, according to other DGR runners as well; it must be the heat! Once we were up to a speed-walking pace, Toki managed to convince Gibbs that running could be fun, by nuzzling her sister and encouraging her along. We jogged ourselves around the neighbourhood, sweating up a storm! There was beautiful sidewalk chalk artwork done in the form of Disney characters, that we had to stop and admire. Despite Gibbons desire to go slow, she maintained her composure and we had a fantastic Friday run. A calm and quiet morning for us three today! Gibbons was back to the yard for squirrel patrol as soon as we returned home after the run... there is clearly one thing on her mind lately! The scoop: 2 pees for T, 6 pees for 6.
DISTANCE: 8.28 km DURATION: 1:00:10
The girls were both in quite a cuddly mood this morning, Toki didn’t even play keep away with a toy or my shoe, she just jumped up on the couch for a belly rub. So after some cuddle time with the girls, we got all leashed up and ready to go (a process which involved me lifting Gibbons up onto my lap to get her harness on). Gibbons hasn’t been the keenest runner in the last couple of weeks, so I tried a new approach today by leaving out the garage and starting off in a different direction. After not breaking the 7km mark in quite a long time, I was very happy with our run today. Safe to say, this new approach was successful with Gibbons! We even beat out the sun today; running with a cool breeze and some light clouds before the sun broke out as we were coming back into Crestmont. Thanks for the great run girls! The Scoop: pees for both girls and no poos.
DISTANCE: 8.26 km DURATION: 59:12
Happy mid-week morning Toki and Gibbons. I spent a good amount of time hanging out with the girls as I slowly tricked them into getting harnessed before following an eager Toki and dragging a not so eager Gibbs our the door. Being sore from rock climbing two nights ago and it being another hot summer day meant that 10 minutes later we were back at home. Take two. Once our heart rates calmed down, I grabbed the Gulpy and out we went again. We ran around our regular stomping ground and took a sniffing break in the forest Toki likes to drag me into the forest, Having not caught any squirrels and time going by faster than I had realized, we made our way back to the place of air conditioning and endless water. The Scoop: both girls peed.