DGR RUN OF THE DAY # 2
DISTANCE: 8.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
Working on our windswept look... Rossi was full of beans today! I was cold setting out and was hoping to warm up but not with this energetic pooch! From the moment we crossed the street, he wanted to jump and play. It took me a few minutes to calm him down so we could run without him wanting to wrestle 😂. Today's run took us west along the river path. The breeze was cool on the face but with Rossi running his usual brisk pace I warmed up in no time. He did a great job of staying focused during our run on the path; not being too bothered by the dogs we passed. After a quick drink in the Bow, we headed uphill to the Montalban off-leash. There are a number of major roads to cross and Rossi sat patiently each time without too much encouragement! When we got to the park, I managed to get Rossi to sit for a picture, I had unhooked him and he was waiting with excitement for me to give him the go ahead to run free! As usual the off-leash run energized Rossi. He loved running this way and that with a big grin on his face, and tongue out of course. It was windy up on the hill and Rossi's tongue often flapped in the wind and hit him in the face 😂 We managed to snap a lucky shot of the two of us sporting the wind swept look before leaving the park 😉. We made good time on the way past the hospital; stopping in at the duck pond for a long drink before continuing on home. Gallivanting around off-leash is thirsty work! Thanks for getting me moving today Rossi! The Scoop: 5 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 10 km . DURATION: 1 hour 3 minutes
It may have been raining but that didn't dampen Rossi's enthusiasm for a run! We headed down towards Crowchild crossing the river just in time to race the CP train. Rossi wasn't bothered by the noise of the train or bridge works and picked up the pace! Given there was minimal traffic in the park, I thought we should give off-leash a go. I unhooked Rossi and he ran beside for a few seconds then bounded off! Every time I called him, he came straight back!! He was so happy to be running freely and I was so impressed, he didn't stray far from trail and always looked back to make sure I was following him. I'll admit that not being leashed to him meant I had my work cut out for me trying to keep up 😉. At the end of the off-leash area, Rossi did not resist going back on leash, I clipped him back on and he started running again! We had a great run back through Edworthy Park and along the river with Rossi hardly noticing any of the dogs we passed (miracle!). He became very playful on our way back wanting to wrestle with his lead and jumping up in the air. Love the energy of this dog! 😂 Once we returned, he was happy to let me towel him off. In fact, he seemed to quite enjoy it and kept nuzzling me to get me to keep going. Ha ha, big softy! We ran pretty much continuously for the duration of the hour, so it was a very successful run! Way to go Rossi!
The Scoop; 4 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 7 km DURATION: 59 minutes
Hot in the city! After Monday's intensity run, it was a relief that Rossi was happy to run a relaxed pace today. We headed over to Karl Baker Park and zigzagged through the park following Rossi's nose. There were so many smells! The dog traffic got a little heavy, and it was hot so we headed for the river so Rossi didn't trip over his tongue 😉. I'm pretty sure those people who jump off mountains in a wing suit to get a rush have never had to run down a very steep embankment with a VERY thirsty 66 lb. Boxer strapped to them 😳. Luckily, he didn't take a running leap into the water so I avoided going swimming with him! Running along the river is one of his favourites on a hot day as it's nicely shaded, there is not too much traffic, and he can get in and out of the water when he wants. Rossi ran really well on leash today, without getting too excited when we passed dogs. The Scoop: 7 pees, 2 poos
DISTANCE: 7.3 km DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
It was great to meet and run Rossi today, I think it took him a little while to figure me out, but once we got going we were on fire! We pushed it up the big hill to the hospital and I wish I could have known our time for that segment because it felt awesome! This guy sure can run. He's always got a goofy face on, when his tongue hangs out when he pants. It always looks a little too big to fit in his mouth! Around the 40 minute mark, Rossi seemed to slow down a bit, though he may have just noticed how close we were to home. We had to make some evasive maneuvers since as we still had lots of time to go! I hope I did Rossi justice as his runs with Allison and others look totally epic, I know I got great workout today! The Scoop: 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.0 km DURATION: 1 hour 8 minutes
Rossi was full of beans! New route #2. What a greeting I got from Rossi today., Boy, he was excited to go for a run and run we did! I let Rossi choose the route today as we wove our way through the streets to Crowchild before heading up the hill to Carl Baker Park. We had a lovely time weaving through the trees exploring the trails in the park. Still full of beans, Rossi headed up to West Campus Park for a drink and a lap round the lake before heading full speed for home! He ran really well on leash today. Way to go Rossi! The Scoop: 7 pees, 3 poos.
DISTANCE: 9.5 km DURATION: 1 hour 5 minutes
New Route #1 = New Rossi Today was a bit of the old mixed in with a bit of the new. We started up towards the Children's Hospital and there was no easing into it. Between pees, we were clocking 5.25 min/km. This dog sure keeps me honest. The GPS was off today as we actually did 2 laps round the lake at West Campus Park. At one point, Rossi was so happy he was galloping among the flowers, I tried to video but it didn't work unfortunately . We had quite the adventure on the hillside then finding new trails on Montgomery Hill. We even came across a bike skills park but Rossi was not keen on the little bridges! We actually covered about 9.5km today so hopefully he's pretty tired this afternoon. We finished off with the old familiar path by the river, going down for a well earned drink. Rossi pulled a little when we passed other dogs but for the most part, was really good. The Scoop: 8 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 8.8 km DURATION: 59 minutes
A spring in his step! Rossi was ready and waiting when I arrived. I got a full height greeting, almost knocking me over, you gotta love dogs! No games today, he sat straight down for me to put his harness on and we were off. We took a different route today, hoping to get a more continuous run in today since it wasn't as hot. We made it all the way to Shouldice Park Dog Park and back before stopping for a drink and paddle in the river. The Scoop: 5 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 7.4 km DURATION: 59 minutes
Hot dog! Rossi gets more playful every time I run him. Today, he was excited when I got there then made it a challenge for me to get his harness on! Ha ha. Eventually, he came to the door and even though it was a hot one, it didn't stop Rossi from having a great run! He made lots of friends along the way; taking a paddle here and there and offering some advice to some passing rafters!! He had a couple of poos today with the first solid then the next few liquid. He was moving well for the whole time considering the heat and we stopped for a drink a few times but only in the river. That dog sure does love to swim. The Scoop: 7 pees, 3 poos.
DISTANCE: 8.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 10 minutes
Rossi the stair master! I started with really sore quads and Rossi let me ease into it; enjoying running by the river and taking the occasional drink. When we got over to the Douglas Fir Trail however, he set a cracking pace up and down the stairs, he wasn't letting me off the hook today and made sure I climbed and descended at a respectable pace! He had me praying he would need to stop for a pee 🤣. I love the energy of this dog and the smiles you get with that tongue out when he's really hitting his strides!! Of note, his second poo was runny. He was otherwise moving well! The Scoop; 8 pees, 2 poos.
DISTANCE: 9.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 6 minutes
Rossi was at the door as always, ready to go. Once he got outside and realized it was raining, he wasn't quite as pumped. He seemed a little reluctant to run and happier to walk quickly at first. After we crossed the river however, he hit his stride and was really pushing the pace! He was happy to run on the path today and became very playful towards the end of the run wanting to wrestle with the lead and jump in the air!! 😆 . The Scoop: 5 pees. 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 8.5 km DURATION: 1 hour 5 minutes
After a bit of a standoff at the door, Rossi and I hooked up the leash and harness and off we went. No hesitation today in the neighbourhood. He didn’t try to head home before we got started so we headed to the river path and ran to Crowchild and back to Angel's stopping for pee breaks and a rest here and there. The weather was stunning and there were lots of dogs out! Rossi tried to say hi to everyone out there. But after he tired out a bit more, he left them to focus on the run. See you soon buddy. The Scoop: 7 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 9.21 km DURATION: 1:03:04
First day out with Rossi and he gave us a good workout. He hesitated leaving the first couple blocks; wanting to stay home with dad! Once we got onto the Bow River Pathway, he ran next to me the whole way... well until kilometer 7. When I slowed, he decided to give me some help and pulled me up the hills (lol). He was a great running partner. The train crossing was busy so he had to wait a minute or two and then off to the races again. Great day today Rossi. The scoop: 1 poo, 7 pees See you Wednesday!
DISTANCE: 6.46 km DURATION: 1:16:04
Rockin’ Rossi (tweet-tweet-tweet). Rock-rock- rockin’ Rossi (tweet- tweedilly- tweet) 🎶 I could go on and on because that’s what this handsome fella does! He makes me so happy I feel like singing ( but not out loud... terrible😂) Rossi decided that today was for socializing, walking, and snacking. It’s pretty hard to run and snack! No worries I’m here to support you in every way you could possibly need my friend😜 So we perused through the hood’ eventually making our way to the river for a quick slurp. On our way back up the hill, Rossi got a burst of energy and it was play-time!😆 SO CUTE! And we happily trotted on back to the comforts of home. Thanks for another delightful adventure Rossi! It was great to see again! 1 poo and several pees. CHEERS!
DISTANCE: 9.77 km DURATION: 1:27:28
What a beautiful boy you are Rossi! It was such a pleasure meeting you today. Rossi had a path in mind when he realized I was his running partner, so straight to Edworthy Park we went. Rossi was so well liked amongst the 2 legged and 4 legged friends we met along the way. We even stopped to smell the flowers. Rossi had no problems watering the grass, trees, and shrubs either 🤣. Thanks for such a lovely day Rossi😊🐶 The scoop: several pee breaks and one poop.
DISTANCE: 8.04 km. DURATION: 1:08:39
Today Rossi took it easy on me and we enjoyed a leisurely run through Edworthy Park. It was a gorgeous day to be out, which meant that it was SO crowded! There was lots for Rossi to look at - paddle boarders, rafters, other dogs, picnics, more dogs, swimmers, bikers, scooters, and even more dogs! Rossi was a star though and handled the crowds like a champ. He loved at the new smells that the crowds left, so there were lots more sniffing stops than usual today. We also tried to find less crowded beaches so that he could swim and drink. If there are other dogs, he always gets to distracted to drink! Silly boy. The big excitement today were a couple of roots that were just sticking out of the river - he tried very hard to get them but water kept going up his nose! I found it hilarious, he was more confused than anything as to why the sticks weren't budging. Sorry boy, we'll find you some sticks next time! It was a great run (as always) with my favourite Boxer - thanks Rossi! 1 poop, 4 pees.