DISTANCE: 10.30 km DURATION: 1:13:51
Beep Beep!! Honk Honk!! Traffic get out of my way!! I’m way too excited for today's date with ’My Gal Lucy.’ When I opened the front door - I heard sounds of excitement too, Lucy, it's so great to see you. Oh My Goodness you have a bikini body. You are looking spectacular! Very fit and trim. After all our hellos and hugs, we headed out on this sunny day. I see that your stamina and endurance is also in A+ form!! I have missed this happy soul so much. Just look at that smile!!! A true gift to spend an hour with Lucy. See you in 2 sleeps, Lucy Lou! The Doggy Business Report: just 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 11.43 km . DURATION: 1:14:15
Today, Lucy and I enjoyed our last run together for two weeks! I'm heading off to Europe for a little bit, so I thought that the two of us could take it easy and just have fun today. We immediately headed into Confluence Park and meandered through paths that up until now have been dirty and muddy. I think Lucy enjoyed the change of scenery. We then explored a few other neighbourhoods that Lucy look interested in, and took our time getting lots of sniffs and snow bounds in. Towards the end of the run, Lucy found her PERFECT stick and carried it proudly for about a km and a half until we reached her home. She was still full of energy despite the extended run, so we played for a bit in her home before I had to leave. Thanks for an absolutely wonderful run Lucy! It's always a pleasure! 2 pees and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 10.12 km . DURATION: 1:07:37
Today's run was another one of Lucy's choice - as is fairly evident by our map. She had a plan and she was all business so I just went along for the ride. She was a snow dog today, and loved running alongside the path in the snow. Snow is much better for bounding and pouncing than bare sidewalk. We went to look for more ducks but there weren't really any close by the pond shores, so I steered her towards home and off she went again! Her favourite parts were making the decisions, and (for some reason) barking like crazy at other dogs. She doesn't really do this usually, but today I guess she had a lot to say! My favourite parts were trying to take a clear photo, and watching her joy as she chose the route and bounded through snow. Thanks for a wonderful hour Lucy! 1 pee and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 10.60 km DURATION: 1:08:45
Today, Lucy was ready to run! Normally we have lots of sniff breaks, but today she didn't stop for the first 3k and only stopped then because I wanted to take a picture! After that, I scheduled stop breaks so that she had the opportunity to attend to business, but she was always eager to keep going. She also had lots of pets from people in the park by her home, and in her home! We had a big towel-time belly rub and snuggle session when we got home, and she got a big treat for being such a good girl. 10/10 stars today Lucy! Thanks! 2 pees and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 10.68 km DURATION: 1:15:42
Today I suffered from a terrible case of dead legs. There was no energy in them at all. Luckily, Lucy had enough energy for both of us! Our usually quick 10k took a little longer, but I wasn't going to give Lucy anything less than that because she always has energy to burn. We enjoyed the crisp November air and all the beautiful frosty Christmas decorations. She particularly enjoyed bird watching some very bold magpies and pigeons that didn't seem to think we were a threat. She also enjoyed our stop at the pet store so I could use the washroom. She was totally spoiled by the employees there, and got lots of pets from customers. I loved the big grin she gave me when I came back. We ended our run with many rounds of living room zoomies and snuggles. I hope she is as happy with our hour together as I am! Thanks Lucy! 3 poops, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.92 km DURATION: 1:12:28
Today, Lucy and I had quite an eventful run! We decided to explore a bit more of the area to the west of Confluence Park. During the run, Lucy treed two squirrels, posed for photos for a very sweet lady who just fell in love with her, and had a scary encounter with two statues! The statues were of a cowboy and his dog, and Lucy DID NOT like them. She loved the new loop though, and loved rolling in the snow to cool off. We had another great time together, and the hour just flies by! Thanks Lucy! 3 pees and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 9.89 km DURATION: 1:04:59
Today Lucy was in charge! She usually makes a few route decisions every run, but today she made them all and I complied so long as they stuck with our objective: keep Lucy clean! We had a great time running wherever her heart took us, and ended up seeing a few more areas of Calgary that I haven't seen before. Lucy was full of energy today! We started and ended our time together with tussles and towel time in her home. I think she had just as good a time with me as I had with her. Thanks for a great run Lucy! Two pees and one poop.
DISTANCE: 10.01 km DURATION: 1:03:32
Hurray, I get to run Lu Lu today! Yesterday, I did a number on my hip so I was not sure I could go the distance with Lucy who is always up for a 10K. We headed into Confluence Park and I didn't want to disappoint Lucy so we just kept it steady. That is, until we went past the construction workers who Lucy had to flirt with. She then picked up her pace and I was warmed up enough to follow her lead. We then saw an older couple out for a walk and they had to get in on the Lucy love. She is so social! Once we went past them, she once again turned on the speed. It reminded me of running a marathon and getting a high five from a stranger and how that re-energizes you. Lucy just loves people! The scoop: 2 pees only. Great seeing you again Lucy and thanks for helping me get through this 10K. Your energy and smile are contagious!
DISTANCE: 9.92 km DURATION: 1:04:37
Today, Lucy was full of energy! She could run for hours if I let her. She's all heart. We did some exploring to see if any paths connect north of 96th, but aside from the one going to the airport, we were out of luck. Confluence Park was beautiful and empty though, and she had a great time bounding along beside me. She was in bird-watching mode and we saw a whole flock of very bold magpies, ducks sleeping in the creek, a flock of prairie chickens, and a very bold pigeon. She was quite insistent that she was allowed to chase them, but I'm on to her tricks! We had another great run, and I can't wait to run with her again! Thanks Lucy! 1 pee and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 10.54 km. DURATION: 1:10:50
Today, Lucy and I tried to find a good 10k loop with not a lot of back-tracking. Finding routes during a run is one of my favourite things to do because it keeps the run interesting for both of us. Lucy enjoyed the entire route, but especially enjoyed it once we got off of Country Hills and onto the Nose Creek Valley paths. It was a little hot for the pace we originally were running, so we took the last half through Confluence Park a bit easier and enjoyed the absolutely gorgeous day. Her favourite parts were: rolling in the grass while waiting for lights. She also enjoyed getting to sniff around trees, posts, and post boxes. She also loves prancing by other people and dogs on the path. My favourite part: running with Lucy! Thanks girl! 2 poops and 1 pee.
DISTANCE:10.23 km DURATION: 1:11:43
Today, Lucy and I had our first winter run together. I'm recovering from yesterday's physio, so we went a little slower than usual but I still made sure she got her 10k. We also tried to find a path with the least hills, or at least hills less aggressive than in Confluence Park;, so we had some urban running until we got to the park just at Panorama Hills. Lucy enjoyed the change of scenery - lots of new smells and sights! She also especially loved the people waiting at the bus station and would prance past them like she was trying to get them to play. She also spotted a rabbit and was quite intent on chasing it. All in all, an amusing run for me and an exciting and energetic new run for Lucy! Thanks Lucy!
DISTANCE: 7.80 km DURATION: 57:18
Today, Lucy and I were both rested and ready, so we explored a bit more of the area around Confluence Park. She was in hunting mode today - birds, mice, sticks, you name it she hunted it! Drivers along Beddington got quite the show as I pried her away from a mouse she spotted. We enjoyed the dry paths and the warm weather and overall, had another great run. Thanks Lucy! 2 pees and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 10.53 km DURATION: 1:06:54
Today Lucy and I enjoyed a surprisingly tiring run through Confluence Park. The sun was shining and it was warmer out than our previous few runs, but by the end, we were both pretty happy to see home. We both wanted to put some miles on today so we kept a great pace with only a few breaks for pees and photos. Somehow, Lucy found every puddle she could on the pathways so when we got home we had to have what I've named 'Towel Time' where she squirms around with her toys and I try to dry whatever part of her I can reach. It was another super fun run! Thanks Lucy! 2 pees and no poops.
DISTANCE: 11.01 km DURATION: 1:15:30
Today, Lucy and I ran one of my favourite runs - Murderhorn! She loved the vantage point from the top, and she loved sniffing all the rocks along the golf course. She was full of energy afterwards so I thought we'd take a little adventurous detour through Harvest Hills which ended up adding an extra km and extra 10 minutes onto our run. Safe to say, she was more than excited to be home with her zebra! Thanks for another great run Lucy! 2 pees and 2 poops.
DISTANCE: 10.52 km DURATION: 1:14:11
Today, Lucy and I enjoyed a beautiful November run. It was so beautiful that we got a little off track and went over an hour. Lucy loved the snow and the sunshine. She, especially, enjoyed rolling in the snow whenever she could. Her joyous leaps after our photo/walk/pee breaks made my day, and her living room post-run zoomies made me laugh. I look forward to our next run! Thanks Lucy! 1 pee and 1 poop.