DISTANCE: 6.68 km DURATION: 1:01:07
Murphy was back to his happy self today. He was even a little bit hoppy when we started out running. We took off down the street and worked our way through Wildwood getting to the golf course. He tired a little on the way back so we took our time. He listened so well; leaving some berries and not sprinting after the rabbit we saw, although maybe he was just tired. The scoop: 1 poo, 5 pees. Thanks Murphy!
DISTANCE: 5.00 km.DURATION: 1:02:02
Murphy looked his usual self when I arrived, finding him with a toy in hand ready to play. We took it easy because his mom said he wasn’t feeling well last night so we walked most of our usual route. He did great. Maybe a little more tired than usual but his personality and quirks were all there. We headed for the golf course and made it to the Arts Centre before turning around. He got ahold of a few berries which I desperately tried to avoid on account of his upset stomach but he still got one or two. The Scoop: 1 poo, 5 pees. Thanks for the walk today Murphy. Hope you're feeling 100% in no time.
DISTANCE: 6.82 km DURATION: 1:05:27
This morning I had the pleasure of meeting and running with Mr. Murphy. I was greeted excitedly from the get go and I knew it was going to be a fast and fun run. Murphy knew where he wanted to go today so I let him lead me and I followed his pace. We enjoyed the quieter and smaller paths with a little more shade to keep him cooler. Murphy loves to smell everything and never backs down from a stick challenge, even ones that are 2 times his length. It was such pleasure meeting you Murphy. The scoop: 4 pees and 1 small poop.
DISTANCE: 6.25 km DURATION: 1:00:37
Back to a good temperature for running so we did a kilometer more today. We tackled a hill neither of us have tried before. It is the one with big dirt up to the off-leash park. It was good motivation to have some time to roam around at the top. Murphy has switched gear from berries and although he still loves them he tries to eat grass now too. He got ahold of a small mushroom today as well. He definitely seems to have an iron stomach. We ended our run by sprinting after a bunny he saw. It got away but Murphy smelt around for a while to make sure. The scoop: 1 poo, 4 pees. Until next time,
DISTANCE: 5.03 km DURATION: 1:01:37
With it being hot today, we decided to stick to the shady trees. We went through the dog park at Edworthy and Murphy played with all the dogs. We headed down some stairs past a spring and onto the river paths. All I can say is the sun was hot and he’s the blackest of dogs. We went by the river to cool off and headed back towards the trail back home. The Scoop: 2 poos, 4 pees. He will definitely be tired out for the day. Great job Murphy. See you Thursday.
DISTANCE: 6.00 km DURATION: 58:59
It has been a few weeks since Murphy and I went for a run. He is the happiest dog and I always listen for his tail whacking the walls as I unlock the door. Today, we got off to a pretty good start but half-way through the run, he wanted to stop and smell everything. So we changed pace and walked around the neighbourhood as he marked and sniffed it all. I debated heading to an off- leash area but thought I would save it for another day. The scoop: 1 poo, lots of pees Thanks Murph.
DISTANCE: 5.51 km DURATION: 54:33
Murphy was one happy boy today as we shot out of the door and started off our loop on the sidewalk. We made a few pitstops so that he could leave his mark to tell all the other dogs "Murphy was here." He wiggled like an eel through the tall, overgrown grass by the lookout. Our first two kilometres were nice and quick, but after that, we slowed it down and just enjoyed the nice morning weather. When we were heading up a set of wooden stairs, all of a sudden I jolted back as Murphy came to a halt behind me. I looked to see what was the matter, and saw Murph sitting on a stair with a stick in his mouth, chewing it with glee. Great job today Murphy! 1 poo, many pees.
DISTANCE: 5.85 km DURATION: 1:03:08
Murphy, are you ready to tackle the Douglas Fir Trail run again today? Well, it appears as though I wasn’t listening properly and he didn’t really want to tackle the hilly terrain 😄. Murphy needed his buddy Kona to lead the way - but Kona Bell wasn’t with us so Murphy set his own pace! We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery again and are super lucky to have such spectacular views and foliage out our back doors (as Ruth mentioned in an IG post). When we returned home, mom told me that he had run 8km on Monday and could possibly be recovering from that!! Way to go Murphy! And now I am off for a couple of months heading east. Hope to see you again in the fall. One good poop and a couple of pees today.
DISTANCE: 7.97 km DURATION: 1:10:17
What a great run! Murphy is such a sweet pup! He does need reminders to keep going as he gets distracted easily by everything on the way but with reminders he keeps going and has a great time! He was very friendly to dogs on the way and very sweet to me as well! I would run with him any day! 2 pees today.
DISTANCE: 6.30 km DURATION: 1:05:07
OMG SOOO much fun today with Murphy and his bestie Kona Bell! And Kona can run...his uber long legs have to take one step to Murphy’s two 🤣. Hence, Murphy was panting a little bit more by the end. It had been a long time since I was on the Douglas Fir Trail at the west entrance and I had conveniently forgotten how steep it was! Ha - good thing I had Murphy to help me up the big hills. He’s like a work horse. The wild roses, in full bloom, smelled heavenly which was a welcomed distraction. The rest of the run in the woods was beautiful. The loop was a perfect distance as we ended up at home after 1 hour. I hope these guys have a good rest this afternoon. Lots of pees for both dogs but neither of them pooped.
DISTANCE: 6.99 km DURATION: 1:15:51
Murphy greeted me at the door with his poor, unstuffed bunny in his mouth. But he was more than willing to trade the bunny for a leash and head out for our run. We went straight over to Edworthy Park for a meet-and-greet with all the dogs in the park. He was so full of energy, I thought I'd put us both through our paces on the Douglas Fir Trail. We got a workout all right! I ended up encouraging Murph to "keep going. We're almost there. And the mosquitoes are eating me alive!" Slowly and steadily, we negotiated our way over the roots and rocks, around the mud, up and down the hills and stairs. A great Wednesday run, Murphy! The scoop: four pees and one gigantic poop for Murphy.
DISTANCE: 6.91 km DURATION: 1:00:17
It was all about the wildlife today. Murphy saw a bunch of dogs, a couple squirrels, and 3 rabbits. He chased all the rabbits even when he was tired at the end of the run. He enjoyed lots of smelling and destroyed some sticks along the way. There was no big hill today just our regular route to Shaganappi Golf Course through the community picking up some stray berries along the way. The scoop: 2 poos (second one was runny), 6 pees. Nice work today Murphy!
DISTANCE: 6.55 km DURATION: 57:15
The air was crisp, and we started off a little chilled as the wind took out some of its anger on us. Murphy and I took cover in the trees where we usually go. Parts of the trails were a bit muddy and slippery from the early morning showers that had passed by. Little puddles had collected in the middle of the trail, but we did our best to avoid most of them. Murphy occasionally led me, I occasionally led him, and sometimes he would just run right alongside me; soaking up all the water he could from the wet plants on the sides of the path. As you can imagine, he had to do a few big shakes throughout the run to dry off a bit. Neat sighting of the day: When we were by the train tracks, we heard a helicopter. It was really loud so it must've been pretty darn low, but I couldn't see it anywhere. Then the red chopper flew into sight over the hillside, and right above us. Great job today Murph! 1 poo, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.87 km DURATION: 1:04:51
Another beautiful Monday run with Murph. We decided we wanted to stand in the river today so we made a right out of the cul-de-sac and down the big hill. Murph stood in the river to cool off then we strolled by Angel's to grab a drink of water. One quick stop for the train to pass and then we switched up our route back; coming up the stairs on the Douglas Fir Trail and headed home. Thanks for the great start to the week. The scoop: 2 poos, 4 pees. See ya next time Murphy.
DISTANCE: 7.22 km DURATION: 1:02:26
Got my Murphy fill today after being off for two weeks! I like to think he knows who I am now when we start our day off with a bit of tug o' war. We were happy to run early today with the temperature already 19 degrees at 9:30! We looped around Wildwood stopping for 6 pees and 1 poo today. Could not have asked for a better first day back. Thanks Murphy.