DISTANCE: 8.42 km DURATION: 1:06:33
After catching up with Juno's mom, Juno and I started our run in the rain and headed for the Douglas Fir Trail. As always, she loves to lead and be in the trees. We hit the path at the bottom and crossed the train tracks, over the bridge and past Angel's. She was very interested in the squirrels and baby Canadian Geese today and we ran a couple kilometres before making our way back to the hill. We decided on the road up to the top today. She did great. The scoop: 1 poo, 10 pees. Thanks for the run Juno.
DISTANCE: 8.45 km DURATION: 1:32:23
Juno was so lovely for our run today! She was eager to show off her favourite trail - the Douglas Fir Trail only a few hundred meters from her home. We spun around on the dirt paths and boardwalks; enjoying the nice shade and wonderful views. Juno posed very nicely with the beautiful backdrop of downtown. Once we navigated our way back out (of course Juno knew where we were the whole time), we completed a nice big loop of her neighbourhood, spotting a few squirrels and big dogs along the way. Juno was very calm, and while she considered going after a couple squirrels, she opted to remain focused on the run. I can’t wait to get back to those beautiful trails and run with this beautiful girl again! It was such a treat. Thank you for a great start to my day, Juno. I hope to see you again soon! The scoop: 3 pees, 2 poos.
DISTANCE: 6.62 km DURATION: 1:10:01
It was great to run Juno again! The last time I ran with her was way back in March when I had started with DGR. Her mum said she really likes to run through the Douglas Fir so we headed down through Edworthy to the trailhead. It turns out I should have worn my trail shoes! It didn't take too many climbs and runs back down to have me gassed. Juno was kind enough to slow down for me. Juno would occasionally tug me off to the side as if to say "this is the way home" but we'd only be 25, 35,l or 40 minutes into the run so we kept on! What we lost in speed and distance I hope we made up for in fun! I missed the last ball out point, and couldn't figure out how to the get off the trail! Luckily, a very helpful gentleman let us know the East entrance wasn't too far off. When we finally did find an exit, we made a mad dash back home so we wouldn't be too late. I felt a little bit like Alice chasing the white rabbit, but instead it was a white dog, and I was the one saying we're late! We're late! The scoop: 2 poops, 7 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.37 km DURATION: 49:28
Well, today was a first for me! I lost Juno! Yep, the dog runner lost the dog! What the heck happened?! This girl is fast; especially when the leash isn’t attached. The story goes as follows, Juno and Audra enter Douglas Fir Trail, we head towards Edworthy Park, for a runner bathroom break. All is good, we do a small photo shoot and then continue our run to head into the trees on the trail once again. Juno sees falling water and wants to head down the cliff on a trailed area but gets caught around a tree... At this point I had two choices, either break the tree or unattached Juno to untwist the leash! I made the WRONG choice.... Guess which one. Juno bolted, I tried to catch up!!! That ended badly... out of breath and stressed out!!! OMG I lost the dog. Calling the pup's mom and my boss... minutes later Juno arrived at home. She probably ran a 2:39 km to get there that fast... You scared me today Juno. 7 pees 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 6.13 km DURATION: 51:11
Such a gorgeous day!! Juno likes cooler weather so we try to start our run earlier in the morning on hot days! It took us a bit to get motivated to keep going on the sidewalks until we got to the park but then no problem, she was really enjoying the park! She loves sniffing the grass and it's so green now too! She spotted a squirrel on the way and wanted to chase it but I talked her out of it. She had a couple of treats to stay motivated and enjoyed them! Next run we will head to the trails instead of park as apparently the trails are dry enough by now. What a great time this morning! 1 poop, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.60 km DURATION: 57:43
They say 'dancing in the rain' but Juno and I think that 'running in the rain' is more romantic!!! It was drizzling the entire time but we loved it! Juno loves cooler weather and rain is no bother for her!! It was a great time enjoying fresh air. We saw another beautiful Husky on the way! Juno had very good stamina today! It definitely was one of the best runs with her! She did amazing on that Edworthy uphill!! How does she go with such ease and calm breathing like it's a piece of cake?? I'm working on it!! Great time today! 2 poop, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.80 km DURATION: 1:03:16
When I checked the forecast and saw all the rain, I was dreading waking up and seeing the weather. It wasn’t as bad as I thought and I knew seeing Juno would make me forget all about the rain. Turns out it was the perfect temperature for a jog. We ran the Douglas Fir Trail and had some tree cover as we made our way down to the river. We headed out towards the Crowchild Trail bridge and looped back in search of a different trail up the ridge. We found an “under construction” trail that was a little slippery so we took our time and made our way topside. The photo of Juno laying down was by far the best unintentional “play dead” I have ever seen. We topped the hill and made a right away from the house to finish up our run and when she realized we were going straight home she froze. As I lifted her paw to unloop the leash from her leg she chop chop timbered to a motionless Juno laying on the grass. I laughed out loud and went straight to grab a liver treat. 3 seconds later she was up and running again. Thank you for the great run and laugh!
DISTANCE: 6.92 km DURATION: 55:33
We were steps down the driveway when Juno laid down. Once we got going again, she only laid down two more times before we made it to the Douglas Fir Trail entrance. She took the lead and we sped down the steep stairs. Last week, the trails were slick with mud, but after a few day of this gorgeous weather we've been having, they were nice and dry. By kilometre number two, Juno didn't want to stop at all, she kept running and didn't slow down as we passed people. There were lots of walkers, runners, and bikers along the river pathway this fine morning. We even saw a fisherman carrying two fishing rods in one hand and holding onto his trusty canine companion with a leash in the other. What a fantastic start to the day! Thanks Juno! 1 poo, many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.44 km DURATION: 56:22
It was a great run with Juno! She is definitely a wild nature fan! It's a lot of encouragement to get to Edworthy but once there she is sprinting me like you wouldn't believe! I can't wait till our fav trail dries a bit more as it still too muddy cuz it's closer and she loves trails the most!! In Edworthy was beautiful! She chased a few squirrels. We saw 3 big geese on our way and said hi to a couple of other pretty pups! Juno is such a nice and friendly pup! Great times and I am looking forward to going again! 1 poop, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.66 km DURATION: 1:00:12
I was so excited to see Juno today! I missed her! She was happy to go out even though her other friends at the house were competing for a run outing!!! 😉 We took the sidewalks to Edworthy but Juno wanted to go back the trail way!!! It wasn't too bad but still muddy on the Douglas Fir Trail, so my sneakers need a good wash. Juno loves the trail so much more than roads and it was worth the mess!!! She chased a few squirrels and we adored the beautiful river on our way! A school class was out on a walk. They were all looking at that beautiful Husky!!! Juno, of course, had to show off. She sat and just looked so posh!!! Such a beauty queen!! Great times and I can't wait to go again! 2 poops and 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.70 km DURATION: 58:05
What a gorgeous day for a run!!! Juno was a little hesitant at first but once we got to the park, she was in the game! It was so much fun to see ducks on the water, other pups playing ball, and birds singing! We really enjoyed the sunshine today! It was so pretty to see the rays of sun sparkle on the water!!! Great times and I can't wait to go again! 1 poop, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.77 km DURATION: 1:03:36
I woke up excited to go run with Juno today for two reasons. We would get another practice at the Edworthy Hill and my dog Jack would meet my other awesome running partner! They met and got along great! I hoped Jack could learn a few things about running from Juno. We head straight south and Juno only tried to coax me into giving her a treat once! We powered down the hill crossing the train tracks (luckily 5 minutes before a long one passed through) and timed it perfectly on the way back to hit the hill running. The Scoop: Juno has 1 poo, 3 pees. We had a great day today and we all three can’t wait till that hill is a walk in the park for us. Until next week!
DISTANCE: 9.20 km DURATION: 1:07:40
It was such an amazing run with Juno today! Both of us had great stamina this morning and we were enjoying the gorgeous weather so much that we lost track of time. We saw lots of huge geese on the way as well as squirrels, and birds. Overall, the natural surroundings were gorgeous! There is much beauty around us!! We are so blessed to enjoy it all! I have to admit Juno did much better than I on that Edworthy hill! She is so fit! What a great time and I can't wait to get out with Juno again! 1 poop, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.77 km . DURATION: 1:01:08
Juno and I met today for the first time. As warned, she tried to lie down in the grass to get a couple extra treats but thankfully I knew her trick. I saved the treats for the 2nd half of the run. She was very good on the leash; staying so close to my side (actually forced me to shorten it so it didn’t tangle when she ran!) We went down the big Edworthy hill and along the river pathway for a bit, then turned back to face the uphill jaunt. Full speed ahead, we conquered the hill and took a tour of the neighbourhood back home. 1 squirrel spotting, 1 poo, and 6 pees later we said goodbye. Thanks for the run Juno!
DISTANCE: 5.62 km . DURATION: 59:33
Juno and I had quite an adventure and we had a ton of fun together!! I think this was most adventurous run/skate so far!!! We headed to the usual trail but it got quite icy in places. We did our best to maneuver around it. Then half-way through, I thought we should just go back but then at the same time it would have been same distance going back as getting thru the rest of the ice and I thought we would just go back the other way- through Edworthy Park. Anyways, it was tricky in places but Juno was very patient! At one point when I was holding to the metal railing, Juno looks at me and if saying "What's the problem, just use your claws!!" And I'm like " I'm afraid to say Juno, I've got none!!"😭😜 We had a good laugh!! Juno had no trouble at all. I had to take my time but we stayed safe! We saw very big geese by the lake! They were noisy!! We also saw a squirrel eating a nut at Edworthy. It was so cute! It was very adventurous morning and we had a fantastic time!!! Cant wait to go again! 1 poop and 5 pees.