DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 8.2 km. DURATION: 1 hour 28 minutes
I am going to sound like one of those old aunties that always say ” I remember when.....”. Happy Valentine’s Day my Pocket Princess💕. I remember our last Valentine’s Day together in 2017. The collage pic is from then. You are as sweet as ever and I could not have a better start to my ❤️ day🐾😍. We headed over into Edgemont for hill work. That was my idea. Kali thought today was a ’hunting trip’ on skates. Oh, we came close a few times but no snacks caught. Plus, Kali & I managed to remain somewhat upright. Thanks for making my week. The Scoop:
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 9.3 km DURATION: 1 hour 32 minutes
It was a Friday Fiesta with my gal Kali. Today started with running through the remnants of last night's Bunny Rabbit Rave in the NW. There must have been thousands that attended because Kali had many snacks along the way. Then with a full belly, we met up with shy Quinn, a one-year-old Black Lab. Kali and Quinn made an instant connection. We humans stopped and gave these two gals 10 minutes to enjoy each other's company. During the last portion on our way home (in the green space), the school kids were out playing. One young boy asked if he could pet Kali and then in a nanosecond, Kali was initiated with love from a bunch of eight-year-olds. Kali rolled over and showed her belly. I just love this gal. What a fantastic Friday Fiesta! The Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 5.6 km DURATION: 59 minutes
I heard that my little Pocket Princess Kali had been out every day this week in this weather. Me too!! This means we should be rewarded for our efforts. Usually, Kali has her treats after we finish the run. I leave them outside on the front stoop. Really, who wants frozen treats after being out in -35C‼️So, today I filled my pockets with treats and Miss Kali got them all along the way throughout our run. I think I may have started a bit of ’a habit’. About every 10 minutes, Kali would stop, sit and look pretty while licking her lips beside the treat pocket. I must admit that her face got me every time🥰. My treat is a Mocha on the way home and I am going to be licking my lips too. The Scoop: 2 pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 7 km DURATION: 1 hour 11 minutes
Yep, it is Friday for sure. ’F’ for Friends, Fun run and Feeling good. Kali was looking very pretty and fluffy (another F) today. I guess I got her a bit too excited because she ’Flicked’ that new now out of her hair. Our goal today was to create a route that we always had a short-cut back home. We started off in the ’Forest’ and headed towards the ’Fences’. Kali loves to run along the fences because there is always a good chance we can race with a squirrel or two. It was a ’Fantastic Frosty Friday’ run.🐾 . Four’ paw warm-up stops, 2 ear checks and ’Five’ treats. The ScooP; 2 pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 9.3 km DURATION: 1 hour 19 minutes
Brrrr Kali, it is time for the winter flannels. Today is a resistance training day. No use arguing with Old Mother Nature, she is a blowing!! Even with the wind situation, a taunting squirrel caught Kali’s attention. Kali was focused and in the zone. So much so, we ran right beside a lounging bunny who never moved. We were so close I could have reached down and pat it.😳 Kali wanted that squirrel. I predict one day she will get it🐾🤣. The Scoop: 3 pees. 1 poo.
There were some spooky sightings this week that makes us realize that Halloween is around the corner. Check out our pups and all the pumpkins, ghosts and skeletons!
DISTANCE; 10.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 17 minutes
Oops, Kali, I had Doggy Logs on Check-In Mode. My bad!!! No map today. This is one of our special routes. Hawkwood Drive onto Arbour Lake Dr onto John Laurier. Then up Hawkwood Hill (OMG puff puff). Our distance just over 10 k. Once again, it was like floating with this sweet gal . We definitely have kicked off our long weekend! The Scoop: 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 11.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 31 minutes
Bam!! Another 10K down with my gal Kali. Today’s was just magical. The weather temp was perfect for us cool weather running girls. Kali is so light on her feet, that when we run I feel like we are floating on the dance floor. The Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire of running. And yes, Kali is the Ginger in this comparison🤣. This one was just perfect today. Thank you Kali. The Scoop: 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.91 km DURATION: 1:02:46
The temperature and shady skies made both Kali and me very happy on our run today! With the rain making everything so fresh, I’m pretty sure Kali enjoyed all the new smells. We stopped for a couple minutes to investigate a clump of raspberry bushes, in particular. I couldn’t find any ripe berries but Kali thought the smells at the bottom of the plants were delightful! The community flowers are still gorgeous for so late in the summer, but Kali thought taking a rest point in a green space of thistles was the best place! Thanks for running with me, Kali! You’re always a joy! 0 poops and 0 pee breaks.
DISTANCE: 8.21 km DURATION: 1:01:03
Today is green-space mowing day in Kali’s community, and the smell of fresh cut grass is so delightful! I’m not sure Kali cares, although she definitely has ideas about her favourite routes! Today, we headed towards a mountain view and they were clear and crisp on this pleasant morning. Kali was super helpful in running up the small hills towards home, although I’m not sure the squirrel she was chasing agreed! Fortunately, the squirrel kept his bushy tail well out of the way on the wall/fence. 1 surprisingly large poop and one stop for a pee. Thanks Kali!
DISTANCE: 10.02 km DURATION: 1:35:30
What a way to kick-off the long weekend! A run with Kali🐾. After a nice visit with the humans of the household, Kali and I were off. It was an endeavour to get a good stride going at first. It seemed much hotter at the beginning of our run. I was wondering if we would reach 8K. Kali had a couple of stops and then she had a lie-down. I could relate. I was so tempted to sprawl out on the sidewalk too. Well, the weather gods must have taken pity on us, because a breeze came up and the clouds came out. That was all us gals needed. We also did some walk-run intervals. The true magic was when we hit the lush green grass. My little running friend loves the soft grass to run on. Next thing we knew - we were home and had done 10 k!! Bravo Kali, what a way to bring in the long weekend. The Doggy Business Report: 3 pees and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 8.65 km DURATION: 1:08:54
I was so excited this morning when I woke up because my morning included being reunited with Kali. I opened the front door and said "Good Morning Girls" and within a second I heard the pitter patter of paws meeting me with happiness and lots of tail wags. Kali was so excited she HAD TO HAVE belly rubs before we even left the house. It was warm outside and once we hit about 5K we needed to take a couple of walk breaks. Kali actually put the brakes on twice during out outing to remind me she wanted to rest. Kali was not as keen on my water bottle to rehydrate, so water in my hand seemed to temporarily fill the need. No worries sweetheart - I am heading out after our run to find another carry bowl. We did get in a very respectful 8.65K today, which we both should be proud of. See you in two sleeps. The Doggy Business Report: 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.87 km DURATION: 1:01:40
It was already a warm day. I definitely sympathized with Kali when she decided she needed a few breaks in the shade as we trooped through the pathways of Edgemont and Hawkwood. Kali showed me a few back ways and hidden pathways along the way and there were beautiful gardens throughout the community! There was almost no wildlife to entice Kali today; just one of this year’s jackrabbits not yet hiding from the heat. Kali did great on this hilly run! Zero poops and two little pee breaks.
DISTANCE: 8.01 km DURATION: 1:01:04
Kali is proof that good things come in small packages! Those little legs carried her through winding pathways and park land as we explored the north side of Hawkwood. She promised she’d try the south side on Friday! There were lots of crows watching us, and one very excited hare munching on clover flowers and maybe someone's well-kept garden flowers. Kali was fairly convinced that she should help out the homeowners, but left it alone when he hopped away. Even with some dark clouds to the north, it was a pleasant morning. Thanks Kali!
DISTANCE: 10.64 km DURATION: 1:21:12
Good Morning Asha & Kali. As morning pleasantries were being exchanged, Kali did her signature move. She gets so excited when I arrive (because she knows she is going for a run) that she cuddles up super close and tries to make herself really small. Like she was trying to fit in my pocket. Hence, My Pocket Princess!💕 I also think she knew it was our last run for a while. Dogs are very smart!! There was a chinook coming, which produced various terrain conditions. No problem for us Monday Gals. We like to run and love being together. A first for today was that Kali took the lead for the entire run. I knew I was in good hands and we slowed at all slippery patches. I'm going to miss my Monday get togethers with these canines & humans. Have a very Merry Christmas & all the best for 2019. Thank you so much for the gift🎄. The Doggy Business Report: 1 super small poop.