DISTANCE: 9.75 km DURATION: 1:00:09
Happy Tuesday, Nell!! A first for us in a while; back to back runs! Now, I am very sore but you, on the other hand, could run this loop all over again. She's a machine!! Unfortunately, just like that, Nell is off again. She and her mom are away for the holidays in Vancouver. It will be nice to see some green grass again and play near the ocean. As well, I hear Nell is going to be able to spend some time with some other dogs; it will be an entertaining Christmas socializing extravaganza, and I can't wait to hear all about it. While you're away Nell, I will make sure I keep running our speedy loop so when you're home, it will be like we've never skipped a beat. Miss you already. See you in 6 weeks! No scoop to report today.
DISTANCE: 10.24 km . DURATION: 1:03:09
Happy Monday, Nell! And welcome home from your little vacation! So glad to see your mommy is feeling better. I bet you're sure excited to be back, I know I am! I missed this pup so much, and she clearly missed running. I have never seen her so happy to hit the pavement in my life. She was ecstatic! How could I not be excited too!? We zoomed out of her building and soared around the river. Our running stint will be a short one as Nell is off to Vancouver for a few weeks, but I am sure glad for these couple of days together. We have become the best of buds and running sure isn't the same without her. We had a lovely speedy run full of girl talk. We were chasing daylight now that the sun goes down even earlier now but thankfully made it home just in the nick of time! See you again tomorrow, Nell! Can't wait! No scoop to report today.
DISTANCE: 9.86 km DURATION: 1:03:18
Happy Wednesday, Nell! WOW, what a difference an hour makes, where did the sun go!? Today, speedy Nell and I spent our hour chasing daylight. We zoomed around lucky enough to catch the beautiful sunset as we arrived back at Nell's building. Although, the shade made for a bit more of a chilly run, the setting sun made for some great motivation! We cruised around, our feet crunching on the freshly fallen snow. I am sure glad I decided to wear my Icebugs, no slipping around for me this winter as I try and keep up with Miss Nell. Thanks for toughing out the chilly evening with me Nell, I'll be back again (earlier) on Friday! See you then! The scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 9.97 km DURATION: 1:01:19
It's Friday, Nell!! FRI-YAY! The best day of the week, hello weekend! We were having too good of luck with the weather these last few runs, we were due for some gloom, but despite the odds, the sun eventually came out! Hurray! It made for a chilly, but beautiful river run. There were many new additions to the pathways today. Lime has finally hit the streets, and it looks super cool! The Car2Go version of bicycles seems to be popping up all over the place. I can't wait to try these out, even on a bike I bet I'd still be too slow for Nell! After scoping out the new wheels, we zoomed around our loop, fighting the wind the whole first half. Thankfully that makes for a significant tailwind and cruised all the way back to Nell's, making pretty good time!! Another speedy run in the books for Nell and me, we will be back on the trails again Sunday. Until then, Nell! The scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 10.53 km DURATION: 1:06:01
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, Nell! Today, we are the running dead, SPOOKY. We floated like (speedy) ghosts around the river. As we soared like spirits in the night, I shared with Nell some of the spookiest ghost stories of Calgary. The one that creeped her out the most was the Zoo Bridge. Legend that police officers still get calls to the area because there are reports that claim to hear the screams of a child. However, once arriving on the scene, there is no sign of a child in sight! Years ago, six-year-old Donnie was playing in the field, now the zoo, when a man approached him offering candy, then lured him down under the bridge where he was murdered. Some say Donnie has never left. It is safe to say, we went nowhere near that bridge, but the story sure did make for a spooktacular run! Thanks for the Halloween fun and chilling ghost tales, Nell! See you on Wednesday!! The scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 10.02 km DURATION: 59:40
Happy Monday, Nell!! Hope you had a lovely weekend with your family. I’m looking forward to our busy week of runs together and what better way to kick off the week with another 2nd faster run!! I am very curious as to how much under 6 min/km we are!! It seems unbeatable but we will keep trying!!! A busier day on the pathways that we are used to; it seems everyone else is following suit and starting their week off with some exercise! It’s fun to see so many people out enjoying the beautiful fall evening. Nell and I sped around our loop with no breaks until the end, she had a serious groove going so I didn’t want to slow her down. Even though Nell probably could have run the loop all over again, It was a must that we stop to have a photo shoot and show off her cuteness! Thanks for the Monday run, Nell! I’ll be back again on Wednesday! No scoop to report today.
DISTANCE: 9.68 km DURATION: 1:00:41
Happy Friday, Nell!! What a wonderful sunny day for a run. Nell’s house was bursting with family; how fun! Let’s make this quick so you can get back to the festivities. We zoomed around the river, in shorts I may add!! We love fall running especially on days like today. Well Nell, enjoy your run with your aunt this weekend. Make sure you show her how speedy you are!! I’ll be back again on Monday, see you then! Have a great weekend with your family! The scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 10.47 km DURATION: 1:00:47
Happy Hump Day, Nell!! A little rainy but we’re not made of sugar! We ran our 2ND fastest route today!! Wahoo!! We have to stop beating our PR’s, we will soon be sprinting around the river! I’m sure Nell would probably love that! Although we do not sprint during our loop, I do let Miss Nell loose at the very end of our run. With out fail, I feel her picking up more and more speed every time we hit the mural along 4th Street. As soon as we hit the bridge, Nell and I sprint as fast we can to the lights. She usually runs with a little trot but when we sprint she gets to let out into a full run, it's so fun! Fast is an understatement, she flies! I'd love to race her on my horse, I bet she could run just as fast as him!! She's amazing. Thanks for putting this giant smile on my face, as always! See you on Friday! The scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 9.91 km DURATION: 1:02:41
Happy Sunday Funday, Nell!! Another beautiful day for a run. And, as we hoped, the Dodgers won and will be playing the Red Sox in the World Series!!! WAHOOO! Nell and I were extra spunky due to all this excitement. It showed, we ran one of our faster times; zoom, zoom! Eau Claire and the river pathway were both a zoo today. It seemed as if there was another Pokemon meet up; they were EVERYWHERE. Hundreds of people milling about catching pokemon on the phones. Again, how is this STILL a thing!? Haha! What do they say in Pokemon, Nell? Gotta catch em' all? Well, 75% of Calgary was on the particular mission, it was hilarious. The crowds on their phone pretending Pikachu and Snorlax were hiding behind every tree made for a very entertaining run. The extra bodies on the pathways didn't seem to slow speedy Nell down one bit! Once on the other side of the river, we finally had some room to cruise. Thanks for the run, Nell! See you on Wednesday. No scoop to report today.
DISTANCE: 10.14 km DURATION: 1:05:56
Happy Friday, Nell!! What a beautiful day for a run. Big day in the sports world, Flames game and Dodgers game!!! This is going to be a huge game for the Dodgers, I'm so nervous! Boy, do I love post season. Nell and I spent the majority of our route discussing batting lineups, and the deep Dodger's bullpen. Fingers crossed for them to make it on to the next round against Boston. Wouldn't that be amazing?! Nell may have thought I was crazy, but baseball makes people do silly things! Thanks for sharing your afternoon with me and listening to me rant about ball. Your speed mixed with the sunshine today made for the most perfect afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your Friday. I'll see you again on Sunday! No scoop today.
DISTANCE: 10.50 km DURATION: 1:15:37
Happy Wednesday, Nell!! Okay, disregard my last blog post, today was HOT. Holy!! What an AWESOME day for a run!! Even though my Runkeeper says walk, we definitely ran. A lovely 10.5 km run to be exact (not sure why Runkeeper jumped to the middle of downtown). Nell and I zoomed around our old loop now that all the construction is done. Finally, all the bridges are open and pathways are clear. Sure feels nice to be able to cross the river to make a nice little loop instead of doing a switchback. Well, Miss Speed, thank you very much for sharing this beautiful sunny fall day with me; it was perfect!! I’ll be back again Friday, see you then! The scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 7.3 km DURATION: 1hr 5 min
It was the perfect day for a run with Nell belle! What a sweetheart. We started off by going to the river pathway and heading to the trendy part of downtown - East Village. Here, Nell went off-leash and ran off a bit of her initial energy (she is an excitable gal!) I noticed how extremely smart she is and is so responsive to commands I gave. She earned every one of her treats! Next, Nell and I headed to the Ramsay stairs, where she sprinted all the way up! Needless to say, we were both out of breath. That didn’t stop her from wanting to continue to go full tilt for the remainder of the run. I saw a type of loyalty to humans that every dog owner appreciates and dreams of. I hope Nell and I get a chance to run together again soon! The scoop: 1 poop, 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 10.31 km DURATION: 1:06:15
Happy Friday, Nell! Thank goodness, it's finally a Fall day! Hurray! However, a storm looks like it's rolling in so we better hurry and make the most of this sun. Nell and I had a beautiful run this afternoon in the sun, dare I even said it was hot?? I definitely overdressed that's for sure! But boy, was that ever a good feeling! We soaked in the warm day and made the most of our hour running together. We made sure we had a extra speedy and fabulous time because I have to miss our Sunday run together but as always, Nell will be in great hands!! Have fun Sunday Nell and I'll see you again next week! No scoop to report today.
DISTANCE: 9.55 km DURATION: 1:08:00
BRRRR - Happy Wednesday, Nell! She's a chilly one!! I even had to get my fleece pants out of hiding. Winter is here. Boo! Oh well. Despite the gloomy day, Nell and I had a pretty lovely run. This flu of mine seems to be never-ending so, it was yet another day of Nell dragging my lazy butt along the river but we did it, and I'm sure glad we did!! Thanks again for being the most amazing and speedy motivation ever. Your enthusiasm can kick any cold's butt! You’re the best! See you on Friday! The scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 9.23 km DURATION: 1:02:31
Happy Thanksgiving Nell!! What a wonderful day to celebrate this holiday. Nell and I are very thankful for this sunny day; it was the perfect running weather. Although I came down with quite the cold yesterday, I am so thankful for Nell and her forcing me outside for this run. I think the best medicine for when you're sick is the fresh crisp outside air. Maybe a little exercise too! Thanks, Nell for pushing me through, it was pretty pitiful on my end but Nell wasn't going to let me give up! Thankful for you and your speedy enthusiastic personality each and every day!! Hope you have a wonderful rest of your holiday, Nell! We both deserve a big piece of some pumpkin pie! See you on Wednesday. No scoop today.