DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 9.0 km DURATION: 58 minutes
Why have coffee in the morning when you can just run 9km with Juno. Oh boy, I sure do feel awake. Even though my quads are sore, my knees are stiff and my calves are shot, my brain is as perky as can be. Juno gave me 110% today, as she zoomed up the hills which made up most of the way to our turnaround point. Today we saw a lot of cops, and a check-stop by a school. Are you serious? Is a check-stop really necessary at 9:20am on a Tuesday in quiet neighbourhood? Anyways, great job today Juno! The Scoop: 1 poo, 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 7.4 km . DURATION: 59 minutes
Today I got to be the substitute teacher. Let me explain... Juno’s regular runner Colton woke up sick so I got to head over to run this gorgeous Husky. It has been awhile so like a substitute teacher situation, Juno was going to test me by sitting and not running. This did not last long as I am a seasoned runner and I had liver treats in my pocket. We did a mix of the Douglas Fir Trail and neighbourhood streets. We also did some bushwhacking at the start so we were both covered in burrs. This meant we spent some time with belly rubs and taking burrs out of Juno's fur. So lovely to see you Juno as well as your mom and fur siblings! The Scoop: 6 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 8.3 km . DURATION: 58 minutes
Juno and I had a swell run today! We kept up a light jog for most of the time, although we did take a couple of walking breaks. Along the way, we saw so many abandoned shopping carts; some with ragged clothes, and some completely empty. It was absolutely bizarre. We also walked out onto the rocky “beach” on the Bow River, and watched the water rush by. Great job today Juno! The Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 7.6 km DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
It was just the best day today. Wonderful weather and a sweet new trail we found to boot. We headed down to the river jogging through the trees and hit the pathway at the bottom heading towards Crowchild. We met a couple dogs along the way including Ruth and Bear! We headed up the Quarry Road pathway next to Shaganappi Golf Course. It was the perfect mix of ups, downs and everything in between. We made it up to the top of the hill with tired dogs and a great day out. Thanks for the day today Juno. The Scoop: 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.8 km . DURATION: 1 hour 6 minutes
Today Juno, Jack, and I tried a new route. We took Juno’s favourite path down the Douglas Fir Trail. We ran along the river and looped back around the Shaganappi Golf course. It was a great time with the dogs running side-by-side for a lot of the run. We had a great day in the cool morning weather. Thanks Juno.
DISTANCE: 9.91 km DURATION: 1:12:45
Today went great! Juno met us just out front of the house and we headed out straight away. We headed to our usual river pathway and enjoyed the sun. We ran into 3 other DGR runners on our way! Lots of dogs out today. We headed up the big hill and it always makes me smile to see Juno chugging along. She follows Jack for the first half of the run, runs next to him in the middle, and up the hill and leads him back to the beginning. They make a great running team. Thanks for the run you two. The Scoop: 1 poo, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.19 km DURATION: 1:02:21
Today was an adventure day. We headed to her favourite trail and when we got to the river, we ran a while before turning onto a new path. We followed it until it brought us to Spruce Cliff Drive and so we did a loop around the neighbourhood and back towards the house. She led for a section of the run and loved being in the trees. The scoop: 2 poos, 5 pees. Thanks for the new route. Looking forward to exploring more.
DISTANCE: 6.76 km DURATION: 1:01:18
Out into the wilds of Wildwood! That's what Juno's agenda called for today. And what a fantastic journey it was -- over roots and rocks; through brush and brambles -- Juno leading the way. The day was hot but there was a stiff breeze blowing through Juno's fur. Still, she took advantage of any opportunity to wade in the water. Our stop at the Bow River near Edworthy was especially delightful as we shared the beach with a crowd of young children and their moms. The kids all wanted to touch Juno's coat. From there, we headed west past Edworthy Park and up the trail to the dog park. Once we were back on the street, Juno picked up the pace and we made good time coming home. A great day for a run with this beautiful girl. The scoop: one poop and five pees for Juno.
DISTANCE: 9.04 km DURATION: 58:01
Today, when I picked up Juno I was expecting a super slow day, with lots of laying down, sitting and stopping. The first kilometre consisted of just taking it easy, and lots of pee breaks. But, no laying down (the treats really helped with that). Then, Juno and I kicked it up a notch. Two kilometres down to the train tracks and Bow River Pathway, then two kilometres up the Bow River Pathway. On the way back, we ran a little bit past our previous tracks, which led us to the Crowchild Trail pedestrian bridge. The breeze that flowed above the river, swished and swooshed by us; cooling us off from the hot morning sun. You're a champ Juno! 1 poo, many pees.
DISTANCE: 8.07 km DURATION: 1:00:07
We were flying today! I thought about not doing the Edworthy Hill today but that wasn’t an option with all the energy Juno had. Plus, there is no where she loves more than running the Douglas Fir Trail. Juno ran next to me the whole time and didn’t try to coax any treats out of me by laying down today! We were feeling it. She led me back up to the top of the ridge in no time and we said goodbye. Great day!
DISTANCE: 8.12 km DURATION: 58:09
Juno and I were dry for maybe 5 minutes while running along the sidewalk. Our dryness was short-lived, as we ventured onto a trail with overgrown grass, bushes, and branches that were all wet wet wet! The rain was light and the air was cool. For some reason, the weather is always rainy or has rainy-weather attributes whenever I run with Juno. I still do enjoy my runs with her, especially because she's warmed up to me a lot and she hasn't done her classic "lay down protest" in a while with me. Todaym we saw something quite unusual. Juno stopped to pee (not the unusual part) and there was a huge bone right beside her. Yikes. I didn't let her lick or chew the bone. Good job today Juno! 2 poos, many pees.
DISTANCE: 7.29 km DURATION: 56:30
For the beginning of our run, it seemed like Juno and I were the only two out on the paths. It was quite quiet aside from the chirping birds, our footsteps on the gravel, pavement and mud, and my occasional pep talk: "Woo! My feet are soaked." Then along came a train from below us by the riverside tracks that broke this peacefulness like a twig, and made the both of us jump. We made our way across the pedestrian bridge below Crowchild Trail, and started running along Memorial Drive. The morning streets were busy and wet. Yuck. So, we headed back. Around kilometre numero five, I thought I found a little shortcut, but it was overgrown. Juno was a huge fan of this "shortcut," but I ended up getting absolutely soaked! Time to take a nice hot shower! 2 poos, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.45 km DURATION: 58:54
I think Juno likes being out in the rain because she wasn't resisting at all. No laying down in the driveway and no laying down on the grass or sidewalks. Actually, she didn't lay down once for our entire outing. We started off along the golf course fence and made our way down to the trains tracks through the trails which were slippery and home to plenty of puddles. Juno was happy running in the middle of the trails, as she pranced through the puddles without a single regret. I tried to stick to the sides and avoid the muddy water, but I still got pretty soaked. I ran through patches of grass to clean the mud off my sneakers, which actually worked really well. Luckily, I was barefoot in my Saucony's so I wasn't experiencing the awful discomfort that come from wet socks. Great job today Juno! 1 poo, many pees.
DISTANCE: 8.19 km DURATION: 1:03:39
Today Juno and I had a record run doing just over 8K! When I arrived to pick her up, she sauntered over and I hooked her up to the leash. She seemed a little tired and I wasn’t sure if she was trying to trick me. She is a phenomenal actress. We started out slow and about 2 kms into the run she actually started to lead. I took this as a sign to speed up and we were cruising from there on out. We took the Edworthy Hill down and ran along the south side of the river. The trail we came back up was very muddy but slowly we made our way back to the ridge and turned for home. The scoop: 1 poo, 8 or more pees. Thanks for this morning Juno.
DISTANCE: 5.67 km DURATION: 47:26
Great time with Juno today even though it rained. We started on the road to Edworthy then from there went back the trail way. It was very beautiful on the trail even though somewhat muddy from the rain. Juno had a great time! I wasn't sure exactly on the total time and distance so we came back a little earlier then I thought but then Juno knew where her house was and had no more motivation to keep going longer 😂 We were both kinda wet by then so that was ok for today. 1 poop, 4 pees.