Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Complements all round for Jack!

Jack and I ran 12 miles over the weekend (Jack 144.5, Caroline 155.5). Today we were asked by several people about Jack's pedigree with everyone commenting on what a handsome guy our Jumping Jack Flash is. Jack of course is always his charming self, not a peep just a big (and I mean big) wagging tail and a half smile.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Making our way slowly

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.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A few more miles

Jack and I have been enjoying this wonderful weather. We have completed another 23 miles (Caroline 130 miles, Jack 119 miles). In the past couple weeks we have been to Prince Albert (work) and North Battleford (fun). Jack particularly enjoyed going to the farm in North Battleford where he played with Buddy, Skender and Ethan on the pond. Our running has been going slow but we are moving along toward our goal. The running path is drying up and there are a larger number of runners, walkers, bikers and dogs on the trail. Poor Jack has had a couple bad encounters with other dogs, one bit his nose and another got away from his owner and took after Jack. Jack is a big guy but very gentle so I've learnt that all of the new dogs on the trail may not all be dogs that we want to visit with. Despite the few problems we have had, Jack is enjoyed being on the trail. He is improving on the leash however once in awhile he still stops dead, sometimes with me not realizing until I'm flying backwards :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

And you thought we weren't running!

I'm back blogging! Life can only be described as moving at the speed of sound. Jack and I have been running, not as much as I had hoped, over the past two weeks to add another 26 miles (Caroline 107 miles, Jack 96 miles). Jack receives 2 extra miles for his runs in the dog park when I was walking rather than running, which means he is just short of his first 100 miles (98 miles). We are behind in mileage compared to where I was at this time last year, which was well over 200 miles by March 1st. I'm not worried as we now have extra sunlight and warmer temperatures to support our running.