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Running in this?...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ummmm... we got a wee bit of snow today. Travel bans have been issued and the Thruway is closed for about a 50 mile stretch along the lake. Guess what my dopey dog wanted to do this afternoon?

Go for a run!

I kept up with him, but running in boots through knee deep snow was quite the workout. I only ran about a mile before making him slow down and merely trot. The snow is deeper than he is tall, but that didn't stop him. He just bounded through the white stuff like he was in a race. Silly dog. I took him out this morning before the snow got bad, and I will take him out again after dinner, or as soon as my jeans finish drying from our afternoon walk. The snow falling today is the heavy stuff so it cakes onto your legs when you go through it.

I had to do errands this afternoon and I had an appointment with my therapist. Doing the errands and getting TO my appointment were fine. Traffic was a little slow, but just because people were being cautious. Coming home though... yikes! White out conditions meant I drove home at about 5mph (though I did get up to 20mph for a block or so). A normally 8 minute drive took about half an hour.

I don't have to drive anywhere until tomorrow after I walk with my niece. I drive her out to the grandparents' house. I just hope dad will have plowed before we get there. One good thing about all this snow is that I will have the chance to go snow shoeing tomorrow before catching a ride back into town with dad. Getting out of the parking lot tomorrow might be a bit tricky.

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/13/2013 1:08AM

    Lacey likes to bound through the snow too !

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/12/2013 2:23PM

    What a wonderful and ironic turnaround for little Cooper! Go Cooper, GO!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/12/2013 1:48PM

    You are awesome! Go Cooper Go!

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DESERTDREAMERS 12/12/2013 8:29AM

    A couple of days ago, before our snow turned to ice, I walked the pups in it. Samurai, my alpha boy Papillion, wanted to go plunging thu the drifts. My Pom girl, Shalako, just trudged on, and Spartacus, the little weasel wanted me to carry him (I did). I would have let Samurai loose, but there was traffic to near us.

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SWEETNEEY 12/12/2013 4:49AM

    Sounds like a white christmas.

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IMREITE 12/12/2013 1:11AM

    i hate being out in the weather. the snow an ice can make drives dangeous. i have a workout are in my basement so i dont have excuses to miss my workout.

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MJREIMERS 12/11/2013 10:45PM

    Great job on the run today! I really want to try snow shoeing! I may have to investigate this sport further. I've read some great articles about how it helps runners stay in shape during the winter! Thanks! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 12/11/2013 10:30PM

    Very good. I'm proud of you!

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INCREDIBLYME 12/11/2013 8:24PM

    not sure what goes through a dog's mind as they bound through snow that is higher than they are, but videos clips look like they are having some grand adventure- good for you for keeping up as long as you did

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GOING-STRONG 12/11/2013 7:32PM

    You and Cooper must have been a sight to see on your run today.


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