DISTANCE: 8.12 km . DURATION: 59:29
Today was our last run of the year, girl! Kahlua and I run together two times a week, but we never "run" out of excitement or new routes to explore. Today, we headed South. There was more vehicle traffic where we ran and this made Kahlua a little nervous. Easy fix, we just turn a corner and head for snowy tracks and a park. This immediately calmed her uneasiness. Unfortunately, this particular neighbourhood had so many rabbits bounding around that Kahlua definitely got excited. We ended up by the river on our way home, so we decided to check out some icebergs that were in easy walking distance to the pathway. Kahlua LOVED this! And even better, there were geese she could interact with. Happy Holidays, my sweets! Can't wait to see you in the new year. xx The scoop: 1 poo, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.27 km . DURATION: 1:04:45
Kahlua and I hit a new distance record today! She was in a really great mood and was smiling ear to ear when I picked her up for our run (I think someone is excited for the weekend!). We decided to do our classic loop: residential, river pathway, park, river pathway and back home. Kahlua couldn’t get enough! We even encountered a handful of dogs and she wasn’t fazed - such a good dog. I’ve come to notice that Kahlua LOVES running uphill, but going back down is not her favourite. Because of this, we had a few incline sprints and then took it nice and slow when it started to decline. What goes up, must come down! We got home sooner than expected, so we even did an extra loop just for good measure. Great job today, girl! You definitely earned a good rest this weekend. Xx The scoop: 1 poo, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.07 km . DURATION: 50:09
Kahlua didn't feel like going too far today so we kept our route close to home. It was super beautiful and sunny out this morning, which made our run a great one. We did the stairs by the Glencoe Club a couple of times which killed. It was so nice going down them but going up them made me cry a little bit on the inside because I'd think we had made it to the top quicker only to realize we were just halfway. Kahlua trotted up the stairs with ease and swagger, but getting her to do it again was the challenging part. When I'd turn to go back down them she would resist a little and was like, "Heck no, I fell for that one time, you ain't making me do that again." 1 poo, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.04 km . DURATION: 1:01:29
It was like spring had sprung for Kahlua and me today. The above zero weather had her excited for our run! (She was smiling ear to ear) The neighbourhood that Kahlua lives in is beautifully decorated with festive holiday decorations - lights, trees, snowmen, elves, and even Santa and his reindeer. We wove our way through residential areas counting how many homes were ready for Christmas! Due to the warm weather, a lot of the snow was melting... and what does that mean? Smells galore for my furry friend! Kahlua loved the smell of pine needles and she used every break to grab a quick “sniff”. After about 6kms into our jog, Kahlua seemed to get a sleepy and was even in the mood for some snuggles. How could I resist that?! After some loving hugs and pats, we continued our exercising but at a speed walking pace. Rest up, Kahlua — see you next time! Xx The Scoop: 1 poo, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.68 km DURATION: 58:36
Kahlua was a cheeky one today! She seemed a little sleepy when I picked her up for our run, so we took things slow and easy for the first little bit. I think she was getting bored with our sidewalk pathways, so I decided to give her some snowy fun. Kahlua’s energy level automatically bounced back and she was frolicking in the flakes like a reindeer! The reason I say she was being cheeky is because as we ran through the snow, she would dip her snout in the snow and whip it back to throw at me. It was game on from there! We spent a good 5 minutes just playing in the snow. A great ending to a great week! Xx The scoop: 1 poo, 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 7.43 km . DURATION: 50:00
I was running in a winter wonderland with Kahlua today. The roads and sidewalk just got a fresh layer of snow on them so they were quite slippery, and other spots were completely covered. Kahlua was really fast in the beginning of the run. She had so much energy and was running in front on me for once. She was super happy in the snow. She always prefers to run in the banks of snow beside the sidewalk than actually on the sidewalk itself. Sadly, because of the cold my camera quality is absolutely terrible but Kahlua herself make the photos beautiful. Good job today girl! 1 poo, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.15 km DURATION: 1:09:26
It was a chilly Monday for K and I! Upon arriving at Kahlua's home and before I could even open the door, I saw her bounding up and down with excitement. How could that not start the run off on a good note?! There was still a lot of snow and ice along the sidewalks, so we went at a gradual pace at first to get used to the terrain. Kahlua doesn't mind the snow or slush though, she treks (or leaps) right through it!. We saw a few dogs during our jog - two that were minding their own business, but one that was very aggressive. At first, Kahlua whined a bit, but after some encouragement, bringing her closer to me and keeping our pace, she continued running with no barking or anything! She was rewarded for her composure with pats and treats. Kahlua is a superstar and every run with her is a privilege. Before I left, I couldn't help but give her a giant hug. Have a great week, K! xx
DISTANCE: 6.56 km DURATION: 52:37
Happy Fri-yay, Kahlua! It was a bit chilly for our run today, so it took a while to warm up. Kahlua seemed a little sleepy today, so we took it slow and stuck to the smaller inclines. Kahlua looked so festive today in her green, sparkly collar — she’s really getting into the holiday spirit! She is becoming so calm around other dogs. Today we encountered a handful of them and she didn’t miss a beat. Kahlua kept her focus and we were able to keep our running pace. Unfortunately, while we were running along the river pathway, we turned a corner and there was a colony of rabbits... literally over 50 of them all bundled up together! This excited Kahlua and she wanted to go say hello, so she quickened her pace....a lot. It didn’t help that there was an icy patch on the path, this causing me to banana peel slip. Luckily, both Kahlua and I are okay. We took our time getting home and had a good, long hug after our run together. See you next week, girl!
DISTANCE: 7.00 km DURATION: 54:04
Kahlua, as per usual, greeted me with lots of smiles and tail wagging. She showed off her Christmas spirit with her new sparkly green collar. You know, I think Kahlua would blend in pretty well with Santa's reindeer. Today, we sort of ran our usual route, and we tried to somewhat keep a consistent pace. There were lots of icy spots underneath melting slush, so there was a little bit of slipping and sliding but I managed to stay upright for the whole run. Kahlua loved walking through the snow, as she'd always run on the side that had the deeper piles of it. I have a feeling winter is her favourite season. 1 poo, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.16 km DURATION: 58:54
It was a special treat to be paired up with Kahlua today! She was extra excited when I greeted her at the door, which turned my 'Monday frown' upside down. We started with a warm-up hill climbs. Since the sidewalks were still covered in snow, we went at a slow, safe pace. Once we were in the clear, we hit the river pathway. We encountered many other furry friends along our route, but Kahlua handled it like a champ. We stuck close together and trotted past. Great job, girl! Even though it was slushy and the conditions weren't great, we still managed to cover a lot of ground and explore new neighborhoods in the area. Kahlua truly puts a smile on my face and is a great friend to spend time with. Our motto for the day - "the only blue thing about our Monday, is our accessories!" The scoop: 1 poo, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.67 km DURATION: 55:16
Oh great it's snowing... and it continued to snow for the rest of our run, The end. Just kidding, I don't want to get fired. Kahlua sorta seemed indifferent about the snow; she was just glad to be outside on her run. By the end of it, she had white eyebrows, and snowy highlights on her fur coat. Even though I could've done without the snow, it was pretty beautiful (As in considerably beautiful, not beautifully beautiful) outside. Grammar may not be my strong suit, and that's why I run dogs. The one thing I wish I had for days like these would be mini-window-wipers on my glasses because my glasses were getting bombarded with snowflakes and getting fogged up. 1 poo, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.10 km DURATION: 1:03:18
Hey Kahlua. Long time, no see. You are such a sweetie. Thank you for showing me your toy. I don’t take that gesture for granted. It’s like a warm welcome. And with that, we suited up and went for our run. There were so many things I loved about today’s run. Kahlua has such an easy nature about her. Her stride, her demeanor, everything. The only exception to this is when she sees a squirrel. At which point, she picks up the pace and adds a little jolt of energy to our run. And who can’t use a little jolt of energy every now and then? It was exactly what we needed to finish a 9 km run. Thank you Kahlua for the awesome pick me up this afternoon. Scoop: one poop and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.38 km. DURATION: 52:35
Kahlua was ready to run today! As soon as we got on the sidewalk, she was giving her all! She has gotten much better with squirrels too. As soon as I would see one, if I told her “no” or “don’t even think about it,” she would ignore it. Today, she was more into the run and getting the distance in rather then the silly squirrels. What a fun outing! The scoop: 3 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 8.50 km DURATION: 1:04:07
It sure felt like a holiday running with Kahlua today. We kept a gentle pace and enjoyed the sunshine. She is just an easy-going gal except when it comes to squirrels and then she shows me her inner hunter. I was pretty indecisive about where to run today as I was trying to avoid ice melt on the sidewalks but when we were near Repsol Centre, we were in bunny and squirrel territory on slippery pathways. So we opted back to the sidewalk and veered away from the blue pellets so they would not burn her paws. I think we got the best of both worlds today; some urban street life and some natural pathways. The scoop: 1 poo and 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.24 km. DURATION: 46:44
What a happy puppy Kahlua is! She was jumping around with her toy and so excited to see me. She was a little slower than usual today, but still ecstatic to enjoy the beautiful day. She also was very pleased that I brought extra treats today. The scoop: 2 pees, 1 poo.