DGR RUN OF THE DAY # 2
DISTANCE: 3.8 km DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
Today it worked out for me and Ryan to trade runs. I swapped 2 male Yellow Labs for 2 female Black Labs. It was great to see Andorra and Kahlua. Our walk started with some excitement as a barking dog escaped its fence but luckily, we had enough distance to avoid drama. We then headed uphill for peace and quiet. Both girls had active sniffers so we went slow and steady and stuck together. Thanks for my “Girl Time.” The Scoop: 2 poos and 3 pees for Andorra. Kahlua had 1 poo, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.4 km DURATION: 54 minutes
Whew! I got my sweat on today! Kahlua and I were walkers today, but we were fast and going non-stop. We saw a couple squirrels; Kahlua chased one up a tree. We conquered some hills as per usual, and even went up and down the Glencoe Stairs. What more is there to say, today is/was/will be a good day. Excellent job Kahlua! The Scoop: 3 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 5.3 km DURATION: 54 minutes
Kahlua and I did some speedwalking on this quite morning. We strolled through the bottom part of Earl Grey Park where grass and branches were overgrown onto the trail. Kahlua stopped a couple of times to smell some of the little purple flowers that grew in tiny patches. Kahlua was a happy girl on our outing, as we passed a couple of dogs and she didn’t even get anxious or bother barking at them. Great job today Kahlua! The Scoop: 3 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 6.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
My son Ryan’s last blog was entitled “Everyone needs a little Kahlua in their life.” I agree. She greeted me with such an uplifting smile and we headed out; weaving in and out of the neighbourhood. I tried a mix of power walk and interval sprints and she thought this was a blast. She also was pleased with herself when she barked at a squirrel and a hare. We also did a mini photo shoot to get a few good shoots. Kahlua is so photogenic. Thanks for the lunch hour date. The Scoop: 5 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE; :6.6 km DURATION: 55 minutes
You never know when it’s going to rain these days. Luckily, it didn’t rain on Kahlua and me, but during the beginning and at the end of our outing, it looked like it was going to. In the middle of our run, it was bright and sunny. How confusing! Great job today Kahlua. The Scoop: 4 pees, 2 poos.
DISTANCE: 5.8 km . DURATION: 54 minutes
Kahlua!!! She smiled as she ran up to me. Where’s your stuffy? She immediately ran back to the living room, grabbed her stuffed gingerbread house and brought it over to me. What a cutie! It was a granny-shuffle/walk day for Kahlua and me. One foot in front of the other, as we went right, left, right, left, straight, left and right. Kahlua was enjoying the cooler weather, as she happily followed closely behind me. Great job today girl! The Scoop: 1 pee, 1 poo.
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.