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.
DISTANCE: 5.70 km DURATION: 1:04:08
We got about as close to a dog runner's high today as you can get. Perfect weather, a great companion, and a beautiful run through the woods. It doesn't get any better! Murphy was such a great companion. He enjoyed seeing his canine friends at Edworthy Park and he helped out the parks people by pruning the caragana bushes.It got quite warm for Murphy, and he enjoyed a splash in the river before we headed back up through the dog trails of Edworthy. He started to slow down and was happy when we got home to his two-legged sister. A wonderful run with you, Murphy! The scoop: three pees and one poop.
DISTANCE: 5.14 km DURATION: 54:31
Murph and I explored deep into the wilderness, as we stuck close to the hill on the other side of the train tracks. I tried my best to run when I could, or when my knee would let me, but we still managed to get a great workout in going at the pace we were traveling at. Those trails sure do have some mean inclines, and a few sketchy declines, but the two of us were agile and navigated around roots, stumps, rocks, and branches with ease and grace, like we were ninjas. The last hill we scampered up revealed a stunning view of downtown. The rest of our journey was simple and light as we headed on a straight path home along the sidewalks. 2 poos, many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.50 km . DURATION: 55:16
My knee has been a little bit iffy this past week, so I decided to take it easy with Murphy today and heel-strike less on my strides. We headed down the river path today on the other side of the train tracks. There was tons of people out and about, walking and biking. Our journey started out with big clouds blocking out the sun, but things got better once we turned around. The clouds fled south as a bold blue sky scared them away. The sun was freed and warmed our backs with its intense glare. The two of us enjoyed our hike back up the Douglas Fir Trail just as much as our scramble down, because the beauty of the day distracted us from the burn in our legs. Great job today Murphy! 1 poo, many pees.
DISTANCE: 4.44 km DURATION: 55:52
It was my second Black Lab outing of the day! Unfortunately, my right knee hasn't been doing well this past week, and I ran on it on my first outing but by the end I was walking with a stiff leg, so when I went out with Kahlua, I couldn't go very fast at all. Nevertheless, we had an amazing walk, and the two of us had a great time soaking up the sun. We made a big loop with some decent hills, and we even got to walk on a little trail behind the Glencoe Club where Kahlua buried her nose in the tall grass and wild flowers, and peed every 5 steps. She wanted all the dogs in the community to know, that's her spot! Thanks for helping me walk off the pain today Kahlua! 1 poo, many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.48 km DURATION: 1:04:31
Today, we headed for the trees. We hung a right out of the cul-de-sac; changing up our routine. We ran down Wildwood Drive until reaching the entrance to the trail. We jogged along the Douglas Fir Trail when we could; slowing down to take the stairs to the river. We felt ambitious and decided on the Edworthy Hill on the way back. Murphy was on a mission! We got almost all the way up before needing a break. He laid down for a rest and a lady passing by stopped and gave us another bottle of water. People are the best. I found out today that Murphy will not drink out of a bottle. He jumped back to his feet and wanted to finished the hill. We took it easy and walked home enjoying our success on the hill today. If he isn’t tired tonight,I don’t know if he ever will be! The scoop: 2 poos, 6 pees. Good work today Murphy.
DISTANCE: 6.68 km DURATION: 1:00:31
Happy Monday, Murphy was his usual happy self bring toys and energy to the door. A couple minutes of tug o’ war and then we were off. The sun was hot but the breeze was refreshing. I don’t know though if Murphy got much of the breeze lower down. The sun starting to slow him down about half-way through so we played it by ear and stopped for a couple treats and photos making sure we were fully shaded when doing so. I think he’s getting better at continuous running!! The scoop: 1 poo and 5 pees Nice work today bud.
DISTANCE: 7.86 km DURATION: 1:06:37
Today was a great day for a run with Murphy. Not only was the weather amazing, Murphy even passed up some sidewalk snacks (berries) to keep the pace up. We had a wicked quick kilometre somewhere in the middle and slowed down a bit after. We spotted 1 rabbit and 1 squirrel which we left alone and then one black dog behind a fence that he really wanted to play with. Great work today Murphy. The scoop: 2 poos, 5 pees. See you next time!
DISTANCE: 7.01 km DURATION: 1:02:03
To get things started, Murphy and I wrestled for a bit with his toy and then went outside for his customary snack. He polished off about half of the berries in the yard; leaving him with only a couple hundred left! Today, I learned dandelions are also on his list of favourite snacks along the route. We started out slower today and kept the same pace for our run. Murphy seemed a little tired today so we stopped to smell a lot and enjoy the peace and quiet as well as the smell of fresh cut grass. We made the Shaganappi Golf Course and turned home weaving and walking our way through the neighbourhood. The Scoop: 1 poo, 4 pees. Happy Wednesday Murph. See you soon!
DISTANCE: 6.41 km DURATION: 1:02:29
Wow is all I can say about today. Murphy and I found a trail down to the river and it was awesome. We got out of the sun to cool off and explore. We made it all the way to Angel's Cafe and then headed for the Edworthy hill! We jogged it and took a few walking breaks to catch our breath. Murphy killed it today. It was our own little interval training day. The photos speak for themselves! What an awesome day! Can’t wait to do some more exploring later this week! The Scoop: 0 poos, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.04 km DURATION: 59:12
Murphy sure was happy to see me! It was a little tricky getting his other collar on because he just couldn't sit still. We didn't go super fast today, but still got our sweat on as we made our way through the muddy Douglas Fir Trail. I occasionally had to hold on to the top railings along the side of the trail to avoid falling because it was quite slippery in a few spots. At some point in the beginning of our run, Murphy found a ball. I didn't notice that he was carrying it in his mouth for a while, and I don't know where the heck he found it, but he was happy to be carrying it. Oh ya, we also saw a big spider. Yikes! Great job today Murphy. 1 poo, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.10 km DURATION: 1:00:28
It looks like it was spring again today. Murphy’s nose was going wild smelling all over. We started out with a run in with Juno, one of Murphy’s friends and said an excited hello for a few minutes and headed off. We sped away from home at a comfortable speed and slowed down in the middle. Towards the 3/4 mark, we walked and he sniffed everything. A little more jogging and we were back home. Murphy seemed a little tired today but did so great. He was happy to get his peanut butter bone today for sure. See you next run Murphy.
DISTANCE: 8.13 km DURATION: 59:34
It was my first run back in Calgary and it was a lovely. I hadn't seen Murphy in over nine months and barely recognized him. It didn't take long for us to re-familiarize ourself and then we were off to the races. We moseyed about the Signal Hill area and clocked in a nice 8k. There was a bit of snow, but it gave us no trouble. My conclusion: a pretty solid run for today. One poo and two pee..... Also, Murphy's mom, if you're reading this, it was a joy meeting you.
DISTANCE: 7.58 km DURATION: 1:02:56
Today was the first day I had Murphy tow me along on our run! It was even at the end of the run too! He saw a rabbit and was determined to catch it. No luck this time though. We had a great time in the snow and saw tons of bunnies and squirrels. After making it to our turn-around point near the Wildflower Arts Centre, we headed back searching for new routes and berries, of course. All in all, it was a great run today. Thanks Murphy, The Scoop: 1 poo, 3 pees.