DISTANCE: 9.03 km DURATION: 1:25:32
Good morning kiddos! Today, Shadow came to greet me at my car; flying by with his leash on! He was ready to go. Well, at least that is what I thought. It turned out that Shadow was on the slow side today. Can it be because the weather is warmer and he is more mellow? I had to encourage him all the way. Oh well Shadow, don’t worry, we all have those days! We also had to change our running course to avoid encountering “Whisky” who displays some signs of aggression towards other dogs. Then it was the gals' turn. Those ladies are always very happy to go. Java was once more lucky to see her best friend Yoshi. I let her play with him a bit and that made her even happier. Yoshi walked back home with us. Shadow had two poops and few pees. The gals had one poop and few pees each.
DISTANCE: 10.33 km DURATION: 1:26:46
Wowza! It feels like summer this morning! No sunshine but warmer weather so Shadow and I were very happy! Since Shadow showed a lot of energy when he came back from his run, we decided (well, “I” not “we”) that we would go for 3 loops today. So 9km it is! Shadow wasn’t too sure what was going on, but as always he is game for anything. He came back home bouncing once more 🤣. He is like the Energizer Bunny😃. Hey, maybe with the warmer weather, we will hit the 10K mark? 😁 As always, the gals were happy to go. Apparently, Java sings some kind of song when she knows I'm at the door. Talking to mommy and realizing how well Pinky is doing, maybe we will walk a bit further. We will let Pinky decide.😃 Shadow had 2 poops and few pees. Mocha had one poop and few pees. Java and Pinky had only couple pees.
DISTANCE: 9.24 km DURATION: 1:25:43
Yay yay! Happy Tuesday everyone! Looks like the weather is a bit kinder to us! We had icicles still, but sunshine made us forget about it fairly quickly! Shadow was on a mission today; not about running but he was all focused on carrying the precious ball he found at the beginning of our run. He didn’t let it go at all. It was like he had precious cargo on board! 😂. The sunshine made this run so nice and easy. Then, it was the gals' turn. They too really enjoyed the warmth. I could see smiles on their faces. It was very nice to be able to take my phone out to take some awesome pictures of the kids. Although weather was better, we didn’t see doggies out there. Once again, we owned the neighbourhood! Shadow, Mocha, and Java had a poop and few pees. Pinky had only couple pees.
DISTANCE: 9.26 km DURATION: 1:26:21
Oh, did we have some very happy puppies today. Mom is back from vacation and I'm sure the gang is over the moon right now! Shadow went first as always. We were on a mission; trying to get that 9K in again .. but then we met Yoshi. This pretty boy is also a Portuguese Water Dog and apparently this is how Shadow’s mom fell in love with the breed. Yoshi's mom showered Shadow with compliments; saying things like "How awesome, nice and beautiful he is." Well, no need to say that. It felt like I wasn't even there! Shadow only had eyes for the lady and that was it. lol. Time to take a quick picture of Shadow and Yoshi together and then we went on to finish our run. Then, it was the ladies' turn. All enjoyed the awesome weather again. Pinky led the whole way once more! We had an awesome day! Everyone had one poop each and few pees.
DISTANCE: 9 km DURATION: 1:30:00
There were two news items today: a good one and a bad one. The bad one is that Mr. Weatherman hasn’t seen our petition yet 🤪. The good one is that daddy is home from vacation. And boy, the kiddos were so happy to see him!! Wait, mommy arrives in couple days and that will be one big party in that house.. baaahhh !! 🤣🐾😍. So yes, that cold weather story is not breaking news anymore! Another -27C and we don’t want to look at it anymore. What we know is that we ended up with some icicles in our hair in about 10 minutes of running! But today the sun was out. I ran with my eyes squinted to stop the sun. As I glanced at Shadow, he too was doing the same. So sweet! The gals don’t seem to mind the cold weather. As long as the sun is out. their spirits are high! Shadow, Java, and Mocha had one poop and few pees. Pinky had just few pees.
DISTANCE: 9.19 km DURATION: 1:24:29
Oh, hello Kiddos! How is everyone today? Once again, it was silent when I came in the house. Pinky was sleeping in her chair, the other gals were at the top of the stairs, and only Shadow came to meet me. We got ready quickly and out we went. I don’t think Shadow was impressed with the weather again. It was another -20c morning and his face was completely white after few kilometres. Haha. We maintained a great speed today so Shadow should be very proud of himself! Then, it was the girls' turn. Pinky is always in the lead, followed by Mocha, and Java last. We got to see a few doggies out today so it was nice not to feel lonely out there. I guess the gang and me are ready for some great weather now! Shadow and Mocha had 1 poop each and a few pees. Java and Pinky had only a couple pees.
DISTANCE: 9.08 km DURATION: 1:23:41
Shadow... what are you doing?? No, we will not need your Speedo today. It is warmer but not that warm! 😂. Shadow got ready quickly for his run and out we went. Shadow was in great spirits today, although he seemed to look for Teddy.. I guess he liked his company. We tried to find another route to make it a bit more entertaining for the boy. He too loves the sunshine in his face 😍. We had an awesome run again and 8 km is nothing for him now. Then, it was time to go back home and get those girlies ready. Pinky is always the one ready first. She loves a morning walk. Warm weather was also welcomed by the girls. Today’s report. Shadow had one poop and few pees. Mocha and Java had a poop each and few pees. Pinky had no poop and 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 9.07 km DURATION: 1:31:24
Oh.. can it be that spring is around the corner? Naaaah! But it takes only a Canadian to think this when experiencing -17C 🤣. Shadow and Teddy were very anxious to go today. Teddy knows the routine and he was at the door first. I didn’t see his harness so I dressed him up with another one that seems to fit him well. Shadow was on the slow side today or was it me on the fast side? I suspect he understands what that little app lady is saying because as soon as we go faster than the 8 km/hour, he slows down. He takes his pacing job very seriously 🤣. Once again, we were the only ones out and Shadow was wondering if he should go knock on neighbours’ doors see if everyone is okay. The gals were excited to go as well. Pinky is always the first one sitting by the door now. Shadow and Teddy had 2 poops and few pees. Mocha and Pinky had a poop each and few pees. Mocha had only 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.16 km DURATION: 1:28:27
Oh good morning gang and Happy Tuesday! Well some may be happy to hear that this morning news reported that the cold alert was over! That is super cool news! Right? Maybe the kiddos love the idea of being warmer, but I'm not sure I do 🤪. I'm so used to running in these frigid temperatures that even today’s -18C felt too hot for me. 😃The good thing about all of this is that now Shadow will get to run with a hot chick, (yes, me 😁) for the next couple days! As usual, Shadow enjoyed his run. We got to take a couple selfies today and the temperature didn’t kill my phone. We ran our usual 8km on a deserted path with no one out but us. We basically owned the whole neighbourhood today. Then, it was the gals' turn. All went well. Java and Mocha love their 2019 training plan for sure 😂😂. Shadow, Mocha, and Pinky had a poop each and everyone had few pees.
DISTANCE: 5.22 km DURATION: 1:04:23
Good morning Porties of Elbow Valley! I'm so happy to see you! First, Shadow. Hi Bud! It's all about finding the perfect recipe in this weather, isn't it? Step 1: dressing in layers. Well at least I have that option, but your woolies are perfect for today. Step 2:: taking breaks if you start to break a sweat. I know it sounds funny for chilly days like today, but this boy likes to run fast enough that underneath my layers, I actually start to sweat. So I like it when Shadow takes one of his many sniff n' mark breaks. Step 3: don't worry about distances on days like today. At least we got out which is more than most can say! Then, boy oh boy, on the way home Shadow had "barnyard door syndrome" and ran hard all the way home. The girls were waiting ever so patiently for their turn. (These four are all so well-behaved!) But both Pinky and Mocha had a bit of a limp, and look at the look Java was giving me when I said let's walk a little further. No worries ladies! Like I told your brother, it's all about just getting outside! Scoop: all but Mocha pooped and everyone peed.
DISTANCE: 2.79 km DURATION: 46:07
A busy morning as Mocha, Java, and Pinkie all went for a 10 minute walk and a pee break. Everyone was fine and we had multiple pees and Pinkie had one poo. We came back and Shadow went for a 30 minute outing that he seemed to enjoy and no sign of cold feet or body. Nice to get back into the warm. Shadow had many pees but no poos.
DISTANCE: 9.33 km DURATION: 1:28:00
Today we are allowed to use the F word. F like Frigid or Frozen for example. Oh Fab is also an awesome one🤣. So Happy Frigid Frozen Monday kiddos! When my phone said -24C in Calgary, I know I am in for colder weather in Elbow Valley. But guess what, it didn’t bother Shadow one bit. As long as we kept moving and stayed out of the snow, he was perfect. Actually, I really believe he enjoyed it very much. I thought we may go for a one loop type of run, but no, he was so keen into running his usual 8km. My hairs had so much ice on them, I couldn’t see a thing. I counted on Shadow to lead the blind.. hahah! Then it was the girls' turn. They weren’t as excited as Shadow. Pinky was the hardest one to convince but yet, had the most fun during the walk. Although it was very cold, the gals enjoyed their outing. Shadow had a few pees; the gals had a poo and pee each.
DISTANCE: 9.46 km DURATION: 1:31:15
Oh oh! Polar vortex is upon us!! Shadow and I could feel the temperature difference this morning.. Brrr! The fun part is that I was way too hot after 3km.. lol. I guess this is the beauty of being a lady 😂. We had an awesome run, Shadow was all business as usual. The fun part has been that we seem to find unusual “things” in our run these days...lol. A couple of days ago, it was a “UFO”, today it was lost luggage. Our “Cookie Inspector” a.k.a. Shadow had to stop and sniff around to see if it there were any treats left in that luggage 😂. To his disappointment, nothing in there so we went on with our run. Then, it was the gals' turn. Pinky loves snow. I could see her smile. While the gals had fun, Java was a bit grumpy today. She jumped on Pinky first and then on Mocha. It happens when she is anxious about something. I had to separate them. All good in the end 🙏🏻😃. Shadow had 1 poop and few pees, Mocha had one poop and 2 pees, Pinky and Java had 2 pees each.
DISTANCE: 9.01 km DURATION: 1:25:32
Oh, so today was a brand new day for the Porties! Some were happy about it, others were like ... hmm 🤔. Shadow went out first for a full hour running! At first, he was so excited, then came Loop #2 and I can see him thinking, “Fab, where are the gals? How come I'm the only one running? So I had to explain to Shadow the new plan. Shadow thought “Hey, that’s not fair! Where is the new year gym contract? I didn’t see that in there!” But Shadow, you will get to walk with them at the end! Then, Shadow was like “ Phewww... I'm feeling much better now.“ As we walked back to meet the gals, Shadow was so excited to see them that he accidentally ran into Mocha. The poor gal got hurt. So just Pinky, Java, and Shadow went back for a little walk. Hope Mocha feels better soon! Today’s Report. Shadow had 1 poop and a few pees. Java had 1 pee. Pinky had 1 poop and 2 pees.