DISTANCE: 8.03 km DURATION:1:05:57
Why is it always slipperiest when the weather is nice? I honestly have no idea but it was today. Rossi managed unscathed (it's probably that four paw drive) but I absolutely just wiped out. Thankfully, a bush caught me, even if it was most definitely a thorn bush. It was still better than bruising a bone. Our actual run was pretty uneventful besides that! It was a nice big loop that looks pretty nice on the map rather than our straight line across and Rossi seemed pretty excited to be going down a somewhat new path. I hope you enjoyed our time again bud! Scoop: 1 poop, several pees.
DISTANCE: 7 km . DURATION: 1 hour
We only took a little bit of time away from the family, eh, Rossi? Well it is Family Day today so I didn't want to sidetrack you for too long. We just did a couple of loops near home since it was such a chill day out. I didn't want to go too far away. He's a brave boy but also a cold and sensitive boy so it was important to distract him with some trails near Edworthy. It was a pretty uneventful day but there was lots of snow and few people out which made for a very eerie atmosphere. Rossi was glad to get inside afterwards and spend the rest of the day with his family. The Scoop: 1 poo, several pees.
DISTANCE: 7.90 km DURATION: 1:09:17
Come on weather! I don't know how many upbeat spins I can put on 'it's cold outside,' Rossi was perfect as usual but it certainly feels like it has been way too cold for way too long. Thank goodness, I've got this big-eyed guy pleading with me to go outside and take him for an adventure or I'd just never do it! We were slipping and skidding. We luckily had no falls mind you but plenty of close calls! We did the hills because they're Rossi's favourite and the trees because I needed the cover! I hope you have a lovely weekend, Rossi. I hear it's supposed to be sunny on Monday! Scoop: 1 poo, several pees.
DISTANCE: 7.93 km. DURATION: 1:05:19
Let's go a different way today Rossi! We've both had enough of the wind and Rossi was a bit hesitant to leave home as the house was nice and warm and his couch was not coming outside with us. Eventually, I coaxed him to the bridge and it was all fairly smooth sailing from there. Nice rolling hills and dense forests trails made up most of our run and then on the way back, Rossi must have seen something in the back of a car because he just bolted right after it with me attached at the back. It made going up that steep hill all the more easy. Thanks for the aid Rossi, even if that wasn't the intent. The Scoop: 1 poop, several pees.
DISTANCE: 7.70 km . DURATION: 1 hour
Rossi's run was cut a bit short this morning, as you can probably tell by looking at the map. We would have had to swim across it and I can tell you we did NOT do that. Instead, we did the usual sweep around the bridge and headed along the river. It was pretty windy for the both of us, so rather than tough it out, we took shelter in the trees where we completed what was left of our run on the trail stairs. We kept going! Good job Rossi! We'll catch a break with the weather one of these days! Scoop: 1 poop, several pees.
DISTANCE: 7.81 km DURATION: 1:09:14
Oh Rossi, our runs in tough weather have only continued this week! Tough to believe the best day we had was -18C, but we made it nonetheless. It was a bit of a slow go down our usual path just because of how much ice there was. We weren't the only ones on the trail but we managed through it pretty well and took a couple of detours to make it more interesting for this guy. Next week I imagine it will be much of the same; thank goodness for warm clothes and good running buddies! The Scoop: 2 poops, 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 7.43 km DURATION: 1:02:16
Today was much more tolerable, right Rossi?? We've seen the worst of this week and suddenly -17C was a gift. We stayed out the whole time and did some of Rossi's favourite trails with all the ice that's been building up. Hardly a sound or sight of anyone else though! Looks like we got the whole place to ourselves and the journey was quite beautiful even if it was a bit chilly. Clearly, Rossi and I have a pretty good connection as we both love to explore the same type of places. I am glad I could run a bit more frequently with you, boy! Scoop: 1 poop, several pees.
DISTANCE: 4.78 km DURATION: 36:59
I think just about everyone running outside today is going to comment on how atypically cold it was. It cannot be overstated how blood-chillingly cold it was, but that makes Rossi's half trip outside all the better. He stopped once or twice down the hill, probably wondering what the heck we were doing, but he trusted me to take him the rest of the way to Edworthy. There were not many problems while we ran until he started lifting his paws and I noticed a little red welt in his paw knuckle. It didn't look all that friendly so we called it quits and half-way back to the homestead, we took shelter in a public washroom to warm up. Thank you City of Calgary! We definitely needed that break. I hope Rossi has a warm and restful rest of his day, until Wednesday when it will be much more tolerable. Sorry no photos as my hands were sealed away in some nice gloves that had no pads. I added one from last week. The Scoop: several pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 7.27 km DURATION: 1:05:42
I know it's a cold day when I can only control my finger for a few seconds during the run in order to take picture of this lovely guy. Rossi did very well out in the chill weather, though! Together we headed for the trees and stayed there! It was slow going for most of our adventure because we wanted to keep warm and not have to stop as often. Not as much play today, but Rossi did very well considering most of us know he's a fair weather pup. I'll see you on Monday buddy! Hopefully, we'll both be able to stand the 30 below! Scoop: 1 poop, several pees.
DISTANCE: 9.96 km DURATION: 1:06:06
Today I had the absolute pleasure of meeting and running Rossi! He warmed up to me right away, and led me to all his favourite spots in Edworthy and around his home. I knew when we were getting off his 'track' when he would stop and pout until we turned around! After the first few times he did that, I started to call him 'Lord Rossi' because he was a total gentleman to run with - always keeping close and looking back to see if I was still there - but he also threw some pretty good Boxer fits when I tried to take him in a direction he didn't want to go. All of the pictures are usually at one of these turn-around points, so there aren't many smiles, but rest assured, he was smiling the entire time! If I run him again, I'll definitely wear my trail shoes so we can explore more of Edworthy. He loves the trails so much that when we were on a path and he saw a 'shortcut' through grass to another path that people have made, he would refuse to move another step until we went down the grassy path. What a character! All in all, it was a fantastic run and it was so wonderful to meet you Rossi! I hope you had a great run! 3 pees and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 7.84 km DURATION: 1:00:50
Rossi and I had a very fast run today. I was feeling pumped and Rossi was extra playful today so we took a turn down our usual secret path. The hills were exceptionally slippery with a new fresh layer of snow but not ONCE did either of us slip. We were the fastest runners on the trail!... the only runners! But it was still an amazing trip through the deep woods with eerie noises that made Rossi want to go running through the bushes and me to go in the exact opposite direction. Glad I wasn't alone and had this big brave guy to keep me company. Thanks Rossi! 2 poos and several pees today.
DISTANCE: 8.99 km . DURATION: 1:03:05
Rossi and I had a great day running along the Bow! With only two small Rossi-style stalls, we enjoyed a good pace the whole way. It was good fun! We passed by quite a few dogs today, and of course Rossi was curious about all of them and wanted to go say hi. He was the most curious about an enthusiastic speed walker, but so was I. So, all in all, we had a fun, sunny run together. The Scoop: 2 pees, numerous sprays.
DISTANCE: 7:15 . DURATION: 59:32
Hittin' the trails with Rossi today! It's certainly appears to be a short distance on a flat map but the amount we climbed sure had us huffing and puffing at the end! There were so many stairs for us, but Rossi loves the Edworthy trails so I had to make it special for him. We were careful on the trails since they're looking quite frigid this time of year and some people had even decided to walk by the train tracks rather than the sidewalks because of all the flooding. We wisely turned around and did the rest of our adventure through the woods. I was glad to run with you again, buddy! I know you'll behave with your next runner, but take it easy on the stairs for their sake! The Scoop: 2 poops, several pees.
DISTANCE: 8.08 km . DURATION: 1:02:13
It was a mighty cold afternoon for Rossi and me! I think I lost function in almost all of my fingers so this message took a while to write but I'm so glad you didn't even seem fazed by it! Rossi was the champ of the downhill snow tumble; an event he made. We also should have had a contest for the most frozen drool on one's face. Between the two of us, he certainly won. What's even better is that all the snow covered the slippery ice hills so we actually managed one of our fastest paces yet! Well done boy! I'll see after the weekend. Keep warm! The Scoop: 2 poops, several pees.
DISTANCE: 8.18 km . DURATION: 1:10:44
Rossi was not having the camera today. He was all about the run and getting going. Since he probably hadn't done it in a while because it's such a hard path to find in Edworthy, I took him down his favourite way and we even took a surprise loop around this wide open field that was beautiful. Unfortunately, our pacing had a little arrhythmia because on the way down to Bowness, I didn't slip once, but twice, and Rossi looked like he had some slips too, but he at least stayed on all fours. Good job Rossi! You're such a good running partner for me, and I'm sure Brooke loved you just as much! The Scoop: 2 poops, several pees.