It's a wet one today. 🌧
I'm actually pretty pleased with myself. I woke up at 3am and was listening to the heavy rain. I didn't really get back into a proper sleep and my alarm went off at 5:15. I could have stayed in bed, but I didn't. I put on my gear, added a rain jacket and high-vis and headed out into the inky darkness. I came back soaked and happy.
I love owning a border collie: it’s dark, it’s raining, and it’s chilly...but we just got back from a run! I LOVE my breed, BUT they require constant activity and brain work. Tonight’s run was mostly for physical enrichment but even a mundane run has built in mental stimulation when done correctly. She must constantly pay attention to me and our surroundings. She is trained to stay at my side without pulling on the lead (waist mounted). As my run speed varies, she must adapt! A lot of training goes into each of our adventures and the training is never done! I love this breed, but they aren’t for everyone. #bordercollie#runningwithdogs#gabrielledelacour#selfieswithdogs#selfieswithdogsarehard
Wolf Pack Trail Run--and--Trail Dog Distance Classic
were welcomed with a touch of Winter! 🌬️
The third edition of the Wolfpack Trail Run and second running to the Trail Dog Distance Classic were also welcomed with some muddy trails, unrelenting hills, great trail stories, amazing people, and even better looking pups!
I am not exactly sure where to start to share all of the stories of the day... but let me start with that each of you inspire me to find the energy and time to bring our events to life. So a huge heartfelt thank you to our veteran XCThrillogy runners and to those that embraced the trails and our event for the first time.
Special thank you to my wife, Tammy, who took care of feeding all of you and tearing things down at the end of the day... Stephanie (my office manager & more) for all she does to make this a great event…Kenny (Carthage student, former XC runner I coached & longtime p-t employee) for timing & lap counting… Mary Baker who volunteered and assisted with timing & lap counting. Yes, only those four and myself made everything happen on Sunday.
To those that embraced 132 of the amazing hills and in process finished 50 miles...
⭐Ed Wolf, Garret Lloyd, Tim Van Hoof and Joan Landry... congratulations on overcoming the mental and physical challenges of the day, conditions and the distance thrown at you.⭐
There are so many little side stories and encounters that filled the day… I hope you will send me an email with your adventure along with any pictures you wish to share. But let me share a few. ▶️Ryan Murray – longest run ever! Very cool in less than one year has gone from no running to finishing 13.5 miles of Bong. ▶️Mary Wetterstrand alertly finding Scott Falk’s wallet on the trails!!! Scott you owe her dinner!!! ▶️Mike Thomas, all the way from Toronto for the second time this year to run in a little Canicross.
Dan Bobock, driving 5-½ hrs to make the 2:30 start time for Canicross and beating his wife Ailena Baum there (she had a 10 minute drive!!) (Continued in comments)