DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 7.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
Murphy was extra bouncy and playful for the first 5 minutes of the run but then he settled into a groove and ran beside (or behind) for the rest of the time. There was only 2 other people we saw out today, it was pretty chilly but the running kept us warm. We did have a game of tug o' war over some garbage that he thought he should have Silly Murphy! Why do you want that? It's part of his charm! The Scoop: 1 pee, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 7.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 10 minutes
Today, the morning felt kinda rough. Gloomy weather always seems to make me groggy, but as soon as I saw Murphy - all that love and excitement from him just filled me right up! We headed down our normal route, keeping a good pace. Last week, we had to consistently cross the street to practice good social distancing but today, the sidewalks were empty. It was kind of nice though. We got to listen to the birds sing and really take in that fresh air. I should also add that Mr. Murphy was such a good boy today. His concentration was on the run and me the entire time. He didn't look for snacks, NOT EVEN ONCE!! YAY for Murphy! Thanks for spending the morning with me bud, It is always great sharing adventures with you! I accidentally forgot to take a photo so here is one from a past run. The Scoop: 1 poo, 2 pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 7.85 km DURATION: 53 minutes
It was a perfect day for a run! The sidewalks were packed with neighbours enjoying the sunshine and we passed tons of kids, dogs, old people, and bikers who all waived and smiled at a distance. Murphy was super excited to start and was pretty tired by the end. We ended up doing 7.8 km (I'm not sure why the log had some hiccup today). There was one street that Murphy turned into a vacuum and was sucking up berries on the fly but we tried to run faster to distract him.....that didn't work so we changed to the other side of the street and that was better, Haha! The Scoop: 1 pee.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 6.8 km DURATION: 1 hour 10 minutes
I had a rocking start to the week with Mr. Murphy! I've mainly been cooped up in the house so it was nice to get out with him and enjoy the wonderful weather we are having today. While I was enjoying the nice weather, Murphy was searching the ground for snacks. He didn't have too much luck though. Thank goodness! Thank you for the much needed exercise Mr Murphy! The Scoop: 5 pees, 1 poop.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 6.7 km DURATION: 58 minutes
Murphy was happy to get outside today! It was a little chilly but the pathways were clear and it was nice to get fresh air. Murphy was introduced to a new friend named Grapes and they really enjoyed each other's company. Murphy ran behind or beside Grapes and he was more focused on her rather than sneaking food except for twice when he couldn't help himself from trying to lunge at pieces of plastic. Haha!. He was sad to say goodbye to Grapes but hopefully they will meet again. The Scoop: 1 pee.
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.