Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We are slowly building up miles. Jack and I have run another 32 miles and walked another 2.5 miles (Jack 255.5, Caroline 275.5) for the New Hope Dog Rescue walkathon. As you can see by the pictures above, the New Hope Dogs are beautiful and so are their owners. Skender raised $300.00 for the walkathon but unfortunately could not walk with Jack and I because he had the stomach flu. Jack had a wonderful time reuniting with his friend Manix and of course his wonderful foster parents Kim and Todd. I enjoyed meeting more members of the New Hope Dog Rescue family, such amazing people who open their homes to dogs in need. I don't know how much money was raised at the walkathon but I think the group raised around $3,000.00. The money raised will cover the costs for dogs who come into NHDR and require health care (shots, neutering, operations etc.), dog food, toys, treats, etc. The timing of the walkathon was perfect because NHDR has rescued a number of dogs recently that require medical attention before being adopted. Added to the fun we had on Sunday, was knews today from my good friends Kathy and Diane at SaskEnergy who donated from their April Jean Fund (people are allowed to wear Jeans to work on Fridays if they donate $10.00 a month to a fund dedicated to local charities) $330.00 to Jack's 1000 mile year, New Hope Dog Rescue. This brings Jack's total to $630.00. Friends who donated to us: Brent H. (our biggest donation!!!), Amanda N. and Chris G., Rhonda and Dom N., Wes and Gwen N., Shirley T., Darren T. and Adil B. along with a bunch of Amanda and Chris' friends who we met at A. and C.'s engagement party. We are still hoping for more donations to meet our $1,000.00 goal. As for the miles we are slowly moving along and while we may not make the full 1000 miles by the end of the year, we'll eventually get there :) !!!!
Posted by TRAVEL BUGS at 8:03 PM
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Logging our miles tonight for the past three weeks (Jack 221, Caroline 241). Jack and I are running regularly these days, usually 3-5 miles. Jack has been a bit distracted by all the wonderful spring smells, birds, gophers and all the people, dog and bike traffic along the trail. I have put in a few more miles than Jack with trips to Ottawa and Montreal. Above are pictures of very good friends in Montreal, Greg and Jackson (Skender's godfather) and also some pictures of Sken when he was biking while Jack and I were running.
The weather has been absolutely fantastic. Last year it was cold and snowy, while this year is the exact opposite. I have been running in shorts the last few days, even in early evening. I road out to Dakota Dunes this weekend (70K) with a friend of mine on our road bikes. It was a perfect day for a long ride, not much wind and not too hot. I even ended up with a bit of a suntan...its April!!!! I love it!
Posted by TRAVEL BUGS at 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Posted by TRAVEL BUGS at 11:35 PM
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Jack and I ran 3.5 miles tonight (Jack 122.5, Caroline 133.5). It was colder but actually a nice night for running. Jack enjoyed every minute of our run because he had been home alone the entire day. He came home and rested on the couch with Skender watching his favorite show, Sponge Bob.
Posted by TRAVEL BUGS at 10:37 PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Posted by TRAVEL BUGS at 8:12 PM