DISTANCE: 6.9 km DURATION: 56 minutes
Kahlua was a superstar in today’s heat. She didn’t want to stop running! Today we gave ourselves a short break in some shade after climbing a hill that was fully exposed to the sun. On top of the hill, we had a little photo shoot, then proceeded along the Elbow River pathway towards Stanley Park. Paddle boarders and rafters cruised down the river with expressions of relief and joy on their faces. I swear I could’ve jumped in right then and there with my shoes, shorts, shirt and all still on my body. We finished off with a nice cool-down walk. Great job today Kahlua! The Scoop: 4 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 6.2 km DURATION: 58 minutes
Beautiful days like these are ones to savour. Especially because Calgary has gotten so much rain and sub-par weather this summer. Kahlua and I lightly jogged to the Elbow River in the sunshine. On our walk back home, we passed a tennis tournament where the dramatic groans of the tennis players could be heard from a block away in either direction. What a nice day. Good job Kahlua! The Scoop: 3 pees, 2 poos.
DISTANCE: 6.8 km DURATION: 1 hour 11 minutes
The run started with Kahlua bringing me her purple unicorn. We also saw a purple dinosaur stuffy along the way. The cooler temperatures agreed with Miss Kahlua so we extended out run. We found a mix of trails and paved sidewalks. We also did a mix or running and walking. I tested out a new doggy tracking app and Kahlua and I give it a 5 out of 5 paw rating. The Scoop: 7 pees, 1 poo. Thanks for the Friday meander!
DISTANCE: 4.69 km DURATION: 57:52
Today was a hot one! Kahlua and I ran around her neighbourhood; always staying on the shadier side of the road to try and beat the heat. It just seemed to get hotter and hotter as we ran so we slowed up the pace a bit and took some breaks under big shady trees. We even turned home half-way through the run to refresh with some water then went back out for a slow walk around the block. The Scoop: 1 poop and a few pees.
DISTANCE: 5.49 km DURATION: 58:27
Kahlua and I explored the neighbourhood. There were lots of people playing tennis in the muggy weather and Kahlua enjoyed walking through the tall grass. The scoop: many pees and one poop. It was a lovely run with you Kahlua!
DISTANCE: 4.75 km DURATION: 1:02:38
It was exciting to meet Kahlua today! What a sweet and gentle dog. We jogged around listening to the birds and seeing people bustling around. Kahlua was drooling and panting by the end and took a good drink of water afterwards. The Daily Scoop: 2 poops and many pees. It was a great jog. See you soon Kahlua!
DISTANCE: 5.02 km DURATION: 1:08:04
Today I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Kahlua!! We immediately headed down to the river and stayed close by so that we could dip in and out to stay cool. Luckily, there weren't very many dogs around, except for Gogol and DGR Runner Barb! We were all very excited to see each other and were going to take pictures but even though Kahlua and I were off the path to give them room, she decided that they were still to close. So just imagine big smiles on Barb and Gogol's faces as they enjoyed the gorgeous weather together and that's what we saw! We looped around and cut through Mission so that Kahlua wasn't in the sun for too long. Once we got home, we sat with Kahlua's cousin (another adorable and friendly Black Lab) and her two super friendly humans for a visit! What an awesome way to end the hour! Kahlua got lots of pets and love before they headed off, and got even more pets and love once we were inside. Thanks for a great run Kahlua! I had a blast and hope you did too! 2 poops and 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.32 km DURATION: 58:11
When I came to the door, I peered in to see Andorra fast asleep. "Andorra!" I shouted in excitement before I opened the door. She scrambled to her feet; showing no signs of tiredness while doing so. Andorra lead the way to Kahlua's house, where Kahlua greeted us with a big smile. The girls had lots of fun together as we walked in the sun. While heading back to Andorra's, we saw something roaring from the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No... wait it's a whole bunch of planes. In an arrow formation of white and red jets shooting across the sky; leaving a big thick cloudy trail behind them. Sweeet! Once Andorra was dropped off, Kahlua and I walked to Elbow Drive. Kahlua was already panting a lot, so our strut was not too hasty. 1 poo each and many pees each.
DISTANCE: 5.03 km DURATION: 56:50
As I walked up to Kahlua's front door withI just shorts and a T-shirt on, I felt the first raindrops land on my head. I accepted my fate. I was gonna get wet. Kahlua and I tried our best to evade the dark rain clouds, but when the bursts of downpours hit us, it was no use running for cover. We just kept on walking. It was just a bonus if Kahlua stopped to pee under some tree branch for cover. I kept my phone dry, by putting it in the back pocket of my skimpy running shorts. Kahlua kept her phone dry by not having a phone because she's a dog. Today, we spent some time at Cartier Park where Kahlua could definitely smell the other dogs' scents, so she emptied her bladder marking over where the competition had previously marked. In the final stretch of our rainy yet lovely walk together, the sun decided to come out and make us smile. Great job today Kahlua! 2 poos, many pees.
DISTANCE: 5.02 km DURATION: 58:52
I picked up Andorra and we headed over to Kahlua's. The two girls were excited to see each other and thrilled to be outside enjoying some nice weather. It was pretty hot this morning so we took it slow. Andorra's and Kahlua's intense tail-wagging was in sync as they sniffed around intently. The three of us did a 30 minute loop and then dropped Andorra back off at home. When Kahlua and I first started walking away from Andorra's, Kahlua was a little hesitant to leave her best friend behind. Once we got in the flow of things, Kahlua and I ran/walked to the river and back. Great job today girls! 1 poo each and many pees each.
DISTANCE: 4.49 km DURATION: 55:14
Kahlua and Andorra were two peas in a pod today. They walked shoulder to shoulder and side by side for most of the time. When one went pee, so would the other. When one stopped to smell the flowers, so would the other. This made it so much easier to walk two dogs, and I rarely ever got tangled up. Andorra was so happy to be outside with us! In fact, I was pretty stoked too, since the last time I walked with her was quite a while ago (other than Wednesday). When we in the first stages of our journey I felt a couple of tiny raindrops land on my head. I was thinking to myself, "Oh no, it's gonna start pouring isn't it," but to our luck the most we got was a few droplets. Phew! Great job today girls. See you next week! 1 poo each, many pees each.
DISTANCE: 6.45 km DURATION: 55:59
Kahlua and I started off with a 10 minute walk, transitioned into a solid run, then back to a walk for the last 2-ish kilometres. Along the way, we passed a couple vacant "lime bikes" and "lime scooters." Wouldn't it be nice to give our legs a break and hop on one of those scooters. Unfortunately, they don't make them for dogs. When I picked Kahlua up, I saw Andorra inside. She looked so sad when we left without her. I didn't end up taking her on our run, but when Kahlua and I returned, I took her outside and walked her up the block. We walked by a beautiful Alberta flag drawing, and Andorra got to poop and pee. Great Success! Good job today girls! 1 poo for Kahlua, 1 poo for Andorra. Many pees for Kahlua, 1 pee for Andorra.
DISTANCE: 4.29 km DURATION: 51:17
Good afternoon Kahlua! I can see you through the window doing your downward dog stretch prepping for our outing. After I entered Kahlua's house, I was welcomed with a wagging tail. We harnessed up and headed out. It was an overcast, humid warm day already! I am pretty sure she was rolling her eyes at how long it took me to lock the house back up 😅🙄. We started up the hill nearby, and it seemed that every neighbour was trimming their hedges. Kahlua was very interested in all these fresh smells! After the first 30 minutes, the water bottle had been happily gulped. We had a thirsty girl! Kahlua started to slow down almost to a stop as I continued to move away from her home base. She wasn’t wanting to go much father so I decided to head back to her home. We didn’t go as long or far as planned ... but what was lost in the run was made up with hugs, scratches, and kisses on the cheek! What a beautiful girl you are Kahlua! 1 poop, a handful of pees.
DISTANCE: 5.53 km DURATION: 54:40
It was an earlier morning for Kahlua and me today! The sun was shining and we had a nice breeze to help us along. I’m not used to seeing her on the weekend, but she was just as eager to get outside. Our pace wasn’t super quick, but very consistent. As we trotted along it got a lot warmer and that weighed on Kahlua’s energy levels. We took frequent breaks so she should cool off in the long grass and enjoy the spritz of a nearby fountain. She was a bit hesitant towards the flowing water, but after a couple minutes of “investigating”, she was pretty close to jumping in head first! Kahlua’s demeanour is so calm and inviting. Since we were running in the morning hours, a lot of other pups were out and were eager to meet Miss Kahlua — she allowed them to get pretty close before getting a bit shy and ducking behind my leg. She is definitely making progress! The scoop: 1 poo, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.09 km DURATION: 1:14:09
It's a hot one out there Kahlua so let's just go slow and long. We are closing in on the end of Stampede Week so I took Kahlua towards the Stampede Grounds. We had our own mini Stampede. By The Repsol Centre in the crack of the sign above, about 6 bunnies popped out. It was like we were playing whack a mole for prizes at Stampede. We also got to watch the big rides and chase gophers. I definitely think Kahlua could have won a big stuffed animal prize for her efforts. We also got to greet lots of cowboys and cowgals out. One word to describe this adventure: Yahoo! The Scoop: 1 poo and 4 pees. Thanks for the brisk stroll Miss Kahlua!