DISTANCE: 7.69 km DURATION: 55:25
Today was a run for sisters, as my sister Carolyn joined me and the Junos. And the Junos are pretty much sisters from other misters. They're very compatible and enjoy each other's company. Sometimes, they like to have a little bit of fun with other. Other times, they are just content to be near each other. I told Carolyn I just wanted to do an easy 7K run, and we ended up running that plus a little more. True to form, there was a little bit of stopping on the first half of our run. And then we fell into this "tight formation" as Carolyn put it; where any one of the four of us could reach out a hand (or paw) and touch someone. I tried to take a picture of this but somehow my angle was all wrong and the only face I caught was Juno F, looking like she was photobombing! Thanks for the great run ladies. It was the perfect way to end my week! Scoop: 1 poop and 4-5 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.57 km DURATION: 1:49:39
Hello beautiful! Mona was so happy that I finally arrived she was vibrating😂 So CUTE! The two of us hit the road and headed over to Edworthy Park to partake in some free range fun! My hamstring was under attack and I didn’t want to hold Mona back (poetry). So, I happily followed my friend to make sure the party didn’t get out of control.😜 We slid down the mountain..... I wouldn’t recommend it and slowly climbed back up. Mona and I then left the park to get in a couple of extra km and who do we run into? Tammy! She was going to get Juno so Mona and I had to stick around and party for a wee bit longer.😃 Thanks for your patience today sunshine! Pleasure as always! Thanks to Juno and Tammy for keeping the party going! 1 poo and several pees today. Cheers!😊
DISTANCE: 7.17 km DURATION: 1:00:49
Hey Murphy! You wanna come to the park with us? Of course he did! I love the way Murphy and Juno start their off-leash play. Murphy does this spinning move, while Juno literally jumps back and forth right over Murphy. Throw in a couple of bouts of fast chasing, and we start our runs with a fun bang! Today was a mix of off-leash, trail running, and neighbourhood urban running. It resulted in over 7K and two tired pups. Maybe that's why Murphy was really resistant to going back into his kennel today. Scoop: one poop and two pees.
DISTANCE: 8.33 km DURATION: 59:09
Well my run with the Junos this morning marked my last DGR run for the next couple of months as I am embarking on two different trips to Nepal and France starting next week. I’ve ran a lot of different dogs all over the city in the last two years with my time at DGR, but running the Junos in my own neighbourhood has been a constant through all that so it is fitting that this was my last run. Today’s run was just like all our other runs, with the Junos stopping to lay down in the grass or play like always. We went our usual route and our usual distance to cap off the last couple months of our twice weekly runs. Well, I’m going to miss my Juno runs but hopefully I’ll be back running with my two favourite gals when I’m back in March. The scoop: 1 poo and 3 pees for Juno F.
DISTANCE: 8.44 km DURATION: 58:41
Hey there Junos! We had a classic fall morning today, with the crunchy leaves beneath our feet, the crisp air blowing gently by us and blue skies and a shining sun. All of these factors made for an ideal dog run this morning. The Junos and I made good time on our usual route; stopping to sniff and play, of course, like always. Both the Junos had smiles plastered on their faces this morning as we went briskly along in the cool air. I’m making the most of these fall weeks before I leave, and the three of us were basking in the ideal weather conditions we’ve been having (cool enough to run while still enjoying the sun). Thanks for the nice morning Junos! The scoop: 1 poo and 3 pees for Juno F.
DISTANCE: 7.16 km DURATION: 52:00
Another day, another beautiful morning run for me and the Junos. Now that most of the snow has melted, the three of us have been enjoying the crisp fall air and the bright sun and blue skies as we make our way through our usual route. The Junos were both in a fun and playful mood this morning so as we trotted along we took lots of breaks so they could sniff around and play with each other. We went out fairly quickly, but between all the pit stops we took and having to cut our run a little short so that Juno F's mom could head out for her day, we just had a short and leisurely run this morning. Despite not going too far, the three of us still had a blast. The scoop: 3 pees and no poos for Juno F.
DISTANCE: 7.31 km DURATION: 57:46
While it wasn’t as snowy as it was on Tuesday, nor was it as cold, today's run came with a brand new set of challenges. Mainly, it was the icy sidewalks and trails, as well as frozen over slush that was leftover on the sidewalks going up Spruce Drive. This made for some slow and treacherous parts in this morning's run, but once we hit the plowed pathway things took a turn for the better. Today, the Junos decided that running was not their main priority. Instead, they were more interested in laying in the snow next to each other, playing and eating treats. So our run this morning was not one of the quickest we’ve been on, but it sure was fun. The scoop: 1 poo and 3 pees for Juno F.
DISTANCE: 5.06 km DURATION: 1:01:19
Snowmageddon has hit Calgary as a welcome to October present. The Junos and I faced this snow the best that we could. This meant wearing lots of layers, and trudging along slowly in the deep snow. While I wanted to go out for longer, it quickly became apparent that this was going to be a short run (more of a trudge through the snow than a run really). The Junos seemed happy to frolic and lay down in the deep snow, and Juno F. was in her element as she gracefully trotted along as Juno and I stumbled and slid. We had a nice time at the off-leash, as it was just us and the vast fields of snow; making for quite an scenic and peaceful morning. The scoop: 1 poo and 4 pees for Juno F.
DISTANCE: 9.06 km DURATION: 58:38
Today was my first DGR run back after a busy couple of weeks, and luckily I got to take my two favourite Junos out this morning. The weather's begun to take a turn to the chillier side; something that I think both the Junos were grateful for. So we went out quickly in the brisk air. We made our way to the off-leash park where the Junos made a couple of friends. Juno F seemed very bemused by the puppy- like antics of Juno N as she played with the other dogs. We did a little loop in the off-leash before heading off to the Sarcee corridor . Juno F let me know there that she would prefer to go back home, so we turned around. After making another pit stop in Edworthy off-leash, we were going back down Spruce Drive to make our way back home. The scoop: 1 poo and lots of pees for Juno F.
DISTANCE: 7.54 km DURATION: 57:42
Got to run with the two Wildwood Juno dogs. I must say that I had a little too much fun calling out their name and watching the confused looks that turn my way and spoke "what do you want". We found ourselves running up and down the hill just behind Wildwood. It was all good fun. There was a garter snake that we stepped over. It wasn't too impressed with its shade being blocked and angrily slithered away. Aside from that it was a pretty easy and uneventful run. (2 poos, 4 pees)
DISTANCE: 6.10 km DURATION: 1:01:21
Well today's run with The Junos was less about speed and distance and more about renewal. It was the recurring theme in my head as I waited for these two friends to decide that they were ready to run. (Which happened many times today!) Here are just some of the ways that we were renewed by today's run. Running feels good after resting; resting feels good after running. Water feels good when thirsty. Dryness feels good after being wet (either from sweat or rivers!) Shade feels good after sun; sun feels good after shade. Running downhill feels good after climbing... Does climbing ever feel good?? Maybe for some it does. And finally, returning home (which is something Juno F sometimes pulls towards) feels good after being away. Scoop: one poop and a few pees.
DISTANCE: 6.00 km DURATION: 57:18
On today's run, Jasper kept reminding me of a cartoon character from my childhood. They are both very friendly, and constantly smiling. Casper the friendly ghost, and Jasper the friendly dog. (Actually, here's an interesting trivia tidbit, Casper first appeared on the scene in 1939!) Everyone that Jasper encountered today commented on how friendly and handsome he is. And I have to agree. It was nice to get out a little earlier today. We beat the heat and the crowds. I was surprised that we had the doggy beach at River Park entirely to ourselves today! It made for a lovely outing for Juno, Jasper and me! Scoop: one poop and many pees.
DISTANCE: 9.10 km DURATION: 57: 54
Even though I felt a little bit chilly when I stepped out of my house this morning, I feel as if it was a welcome change for both the Junos and me for the weather to take a turn to the cooler side. It was refreshing to be in the cool, damp weather after days and days of being in the 30 degree sun, and the Junos seemed revived by this change. So we went out quickly this morning with a spring in our step, with the Junos both sporting big goofy smiles for most of our run. We stopped a couple of times to catch our breath and take some photos but for the most part the three of us were on the go. After going out quickly, we had an excess of time on our way back so we took a nice leisurely stroll down Spruce Drive until we got home. The scoop: 1 poo and lots of pees for Juno F.
DISTANCE: 8.20 km DURATION: 1:05:59
Despite my best efforts for us to get an early start, the Junos and I didn’t quite manage to evade the heat of the day. So I brought a water Gulpy with us and we all took many breaks in the shade to stay as cool and hydrated as the sun would allow for us. We also made sure to do plenty of stops at the river as well. The Junos were very thankful for these frequent river stops and looked quite pleased as they sloshed through the water while lapping up big sips of the cool river water. Another highlight of this morning was Juno F impressively catching and eating a live mouse! The scoop: 1 poo and lots of pees for Juno F.
DISTANCE: 9.36 km DURATION: 59:16
Good morning Juno! The weather is perfect for you today for running. She agreed as she set off at a very steady pace that she didn't really let up on once. No lying/lounging on the grass today for this girl. There were a couple of pauses where she looked at me with those sweet eyes, clearly wanting some edible motivation. And of course, a couple of stops for photos of this pretty girl. My Juno was playing very shy with the camera. But take my word for it, she was loving her run with her gal pal with the same name, as always. Scoop: one poop and 4-5 pees.